Holy cow, I know! The shipping is crazy expensive in Paris!! I shipped back a 7kg box of books back home when I was studying in Paris and it cost me €35++ for a box that was probably 12 inches long in length. It was really pathetically small so I was curious why they told me it was a box that could fit 7kg worth of things and they told me the size was their largest! ACKS! I shipped back 3 boxes thinking they would help ease the burden of my luggage overload when I returned home. Apparently they didn't help at all!