The AP reports that prosecutors in the city have made the decision to charge the disgraced fashion designer, after video emerged of the 50-year-old which appeared to show him using racist insults.
Galliano will face accusations of targeting three people with "public insults based on [their] origin, religious affiliation, race or ethnicity".
Earlier, the former lead designer for Christian Dior apologised for his behaviour and revealed that he was "seeking help" for undisclosed personal issues.
Galliano denies the accusations against him and added: "Anti-Semitism and racism have no part in our society. I unreservedly apologise for my behaviour in causing any offence."