I did not get any answers from the Paris forum. So I am hoping to get some answers here.
I will be coming to Switzerland from Paris by train. I understand there is no customs at the Gare De Lyon and Gare Du Nord train stations (in Paris).
I intend to do my shopping in cash mostly. So I think I will have no problem getting cash refund at the Tax Refund offices downtown (in Paris) or in Galeries. My problem is getting the documents stamped by the customs!
From what I have gathered, the French customs are hardly around at the borders. And they do not come up the trains to do a check.
Are there any other alternatives or are there no other ways at all?
I have been advised by the local French consulate here to get my cheque stamped at the nearest French custom office in the arriving railway station - which for my case will be in Basel. I tried to google for more info. But nothing came up. Is there any French custom office in Basel?
Would appreciate if anyone can shed some light on this. Many thanks in advance!