Do you often cross the Franco-Swiss border to do your shopping in France?

It is a reality that the cost of living in Switzerland is much higher than in France. Many cross-border workers frequently go to France to do their shopping and thus make substantial savings.

As an example, let's take the case of a supermarket cart containing one week's worth of groceries for a family of four. Considering an average price differential of 25% between Switzerland and France, the same basket will cost:

  • €330 in Switzerland
  • €248 in France

That's an easy saving of €82.

And if you use ZappTax and claim a tax refund on these purchases, you will recover an additional amount corresponding to the VAT (which for food products is 5.5% in France), thus an additional saving of €13.

All without much effort!

List of PABLO terminals on the Franco-Swiss border:

  1. Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport
    Passenger area
    Level 3
    Cross-border point
    68300 Saint-Louis

  2. Saint-Louis road border crossing
    Saint-Louis Customs platform
    Reception hall
    68300 Saint-Louis

  3. La Ferrière-sous-Jougne road border crossing
    La Ferrière Customs brigade
    25370 La Ferrière-sous-Jougne

  4. Ferney-Voltaire road border crossing
    Route de Genève
    Nearby tax-refund counter
    01206 Ferney-Voltaire

  5. Geneva Cointrin International Airport
    Customs tax-refund counter in the French zone
    1215 Le Grand-Saconnex (Switzerland)

  6. Geneva Cornavin Railway Station
    Nearby tax-refund counter
    1201 Geneva (Switzerland)

  7. Vallard-Thonnex road border crossing
    Vallard-Thonnex highway platform
    Central counter
    74240 Gaillard

  8. Saint-Julien road border crossing
    Central counter
    74163 Saint-Julien-en-Genevois

  9. Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport
    Terminal 1 - Arrival 27 and 28
    69125 Colombier-Saugnieu

  10. Grenoble Alpes Isère Airport
    Commercial railway departure hall near tax-refund counter
    38590 Saint-Etienne-de-Saint-Geoirs

  11. Chambéry Savoie Mont Blanc Airport
    a. Nearby tax-refund desk
    b. Commercial terminal facing the reception desk
    73420 Viviers-du-Lac

  12. Moûtiers Salins Brides-les-Bains railway station
    73600 Moûtiers

  13. Bourg-Saint-Maurice railway station
    73700 Bourg-Saint-Maurice

Enjoy your shopping.

Bon voyage ...!