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Dear Briana,

Thank you so much for reading my article about Romantic hotels in Paris!

I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed it

Kind Regards,
Diane

Diane Coletta
Petite in Paris

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3 Hotels in Paris for a Romantic Weekend
Thank you Margie for reading my newest article!!

I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂

Hope you’re having a great weekend

Kind Regards,
Diane

Diane Coletta
Petite in Paris


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Understanding the Tax Refund Service in France and Galeries Lafayette new Self Service Tax Back Refund Machines
Dear Roopa,

Thank you for your message regarding the tax refund process at Galeries Lafayette.

Do you still have the paperwork with you? If so no worries you can mail it and get the refund. Please follow the following steps

Within 6 months after the date of purchase of your goods, you must address a tax refund request to:

Direction Générale des Douanes et Droits Indirects
Fiscalité, transports et politiques fiscales communautaires (bureau F1)
11, rue des Deux Communes
93558 Montreuil
France

This request MUST be supported by the following documents:

A copy of your passport;
A copy of your travel ticket or your boarding pass;
An “attestation de présentation des marchandises” issued by a French Consulate. In order to get this document you must go to the Consulate with the goods you bought, your passport and your plane ticket – OR –
The Declaration you made for those goods when entering your country;
A letter with exhaustive explanations of the reasons why you were not able to get your form stamped when leaving France;
The Retail Export Form.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions regarding the tax refund process!

Kind Regards,
Diane

Diane Coletta
Petite in Paris


Are Luxury Brands Cheaper in Paris?
Dear Andrea,

Thank you for the message in regards to luxury brands being cheaper in Europe!

You’re going to have a great trip and I’m so happy to hear you’ll be doing some shopping while you’re over here 🙂

Yes, you will need the actual passport to receive the tax refund (VAT), not a copy.

I hope that answers your question, and you have an amazing time

Kind Regards,
Diane

Diane Coletta
Petite in Paris


Understanding the Tax Refund Service in France and Galeries Lafayette new Self Service Tax Back Refund Machines
Dear Shikha,

Thank you for your message about the tax refund process in Europe.

Oh no, sorry to hear that you forgot to scan the paperwork. Unfortunately, you aren’t able to process it online. You’d have to physically mail it back to this address below

You must mail it to :
Galleries Lafayette Haussmann
Detaxe Haussmann
TSA 44 100
75 446 Paris Cedex 09
FRANCE

I hope that helps answers your question on the tax refund process in Paris!

Kind Regards,
Diane

Diane Coletta
Petite in Paris


Understanding the Tax Refund Service in France and Galeries Lafayette new Self Service Tax Back Refund Machines
Dear Anna,

Thank you for your message in regards to the tax refund process in Paris.

The reason Galeries Lafayette took your tax refund back on the credit card is because you somewhere in the process something went wrong and it wasn’t completed correctly.

After you got your paperwork stamped at the airport customs, did you drop it in that big box to be mailed?

I hope that helps in better understanding what happened during the tax refund (VAT) process in Paris

Kind Regards,
Diane

Diane Coletta
Petite in Paris


Are Luxury Brands Cheaper in Paris?
Dear Jessica,

Thank you for your message! I’m so happy to hear that you found this post useful 🙂

You are correct, luxury brands will be cheaper in the Europe not just Paris. The best rule of thumb to follow is if the brand is made in Europe then it will be cheaper in Europe. If the brand is from the USA for example, it will be more expensive in Europe. Common / popular luxury brands in Europe include, louis vuitton, hermes, celine, chanel, givenchy, ysl, and many more.

Yes the tax refund works for anyone who isn’t from the European Union (EU), so yes Canadians qualify for the tax refund!

I hope that answers your questions regarding luxury brands being cheaper in Europe!

Kind Regards,
Diane

Diane Coletta
Petite in Paris


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