Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, France /
Customs system

In France, you can get proof of export at digital Tax-Free (Détaxe) machines. The machine will ask you to scan the Tax-Free form which you received from the store. You can find these machines at every international airport in France. They’re usually located before check-in, in international departure halls.

If the Tax-Free machine is not working or you’re departing from another EU country, go to a manual Customs desk for an export stamp. You can ask an airport employee to point you in the right direction.

Minimum Spend thresholdEUR 100 per store per day
Minimum spend threshold's for other countries can be found here
Customs locations and opening hours

Terminal 1 (CDGVAL Level, Hall 6)
Open during flight operation hours

Terminal 2E (Departures Level, Exit 8)
Open during flight operation hours

Terminal 2F (Arrivals Level, Exit 10)
Open during flight operation hours

Terminal 3 (Departures, after passport control)
Open during flight operation hours

Contact details                             

Phone: +33 172 407 850 

Required for French customs
  • French stores: a tax-free form received from the French store is mandatory, so don't forget to ask for one when purchasing your goods. Without a Tax-Free form from the store, you can't get back the VAT.
  • Stores from other EU countries: standard tax-free form 
  • Any other purchase documents received from the store
  • Purchased items
  • Passport
  • If you have an EU passport; proof of residence outside the EU
  • Boarding pass