Galeries Lafayette has a Monster Christmas in store for your clients in 2014

From November 04, 2014 to January 04, 2015
  • Upside down christmas tree Galeries Lafayette.

    Upside down christmas tree Galeries Lafayette.

    © Galeries Lafayette

  • Les Galeries Lafayette Haussmann

    Les Galeries Lafayette Haussmann

    © Les Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette has a Monster Christmas in store for your clients in 2014

Are your clients going to Paris in December? If so, it would be a shame to miss the Galeries Lafayette' special Christmas...

Christmas in Galeries Lafayette

Set against a theatrical backdrop, a gang of mischievous monsters have taken it upon themselves to break the Christmas mold: find them in the window displays, as roaming actors around the store…they have even upturned the giant Christmas tree! Galeries Lafayette’s Monster Christmas will surprise and delight your clients with its joyful seasonal celebrations…

  • Monstrously funny window displays

Hilarious and mischievous monster Gustave and his gang are working behind the scenes to concoct a more unusual Christmas: the roguish gang is taking over the animated window displays of boulevard Haussmann, to the delight of young and old.

  • A Monster Show

Gustave and his gang spring to life and be popping up around the floors, performing hysterical impromptu mini-shows!

  • An upside down Christmas tree

For the first time in the world, Galeries Lafayette is breaking new ground with its upside down Christmas tree! The department store’s iconic 25 metre tall Christmas tree, now standing on its head, play host to a wonderful “sound and light” show every hour, that your clients are invited to attend!

Tax refund

As Canadian, your clients are entitled to claim back the 12% tax paid on purchases made at Galeries Lafayette. Once they have made purchases over 175.01 Euros, they will go to the Tax Refund Desk on Level -1 in the main store (Coupole) with your original till receipts and their passport. The store will issue them with a tax refund form.

This form must then be signed by the customs office before checking-in at your client point of departure.

If the vendor is affiliated with Travelex, your client may then go to their outlet to receive them refund, if not, then send the signed receipt to the vendor who will then refund by bank transfer or cheque.

Since the 1st of June, 2011, a simplified electronic receipt system has been in place to avoid waiting in long queues at the counters for tax refunds.

Since November 2008, a clearance program of tax-free sales receipts by optical scanning of bar codes PABLO (Programme d’Apurement des Bordereaux de vente en détaxe par Lecture Optique des codes barres) has been set up at the airports of Roissy-Charles de Gaulle, Orly, Lyon, Marignane, Nice, Geneva and the port terminal in Marseille and the Swiss border, in Saint-Julien-en-Genevois.


Les Galeries Lafayette
40, boulevard Haussmann 
75009 Paris