What to pack and what NOT to pack
Luggage and bags: You need a sleeping bag. That's no surprise. But you should also pack a butter knife, unless you like spreading the butter on your croissant with a spoon. There are no knives in Taizé.
You will be given a plastic bowl to drink your tea, if you don't like that, pack a cup.
Bring a torch/flashlight. If you want to go to the bathroom in the night, you have to leave your barrack or tent and walk some distance, so some light is very useful.
What NOT to pack: Don't bring too many electric items, as there are not many plugs. Even recharging a battery can become a problem.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: When it's raining, Taizé can be a very muddy affair. Some parts of the area are paved, but the large majority is not. So don't bring your best shoes and your best clothes.
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What you DEFINITELY need!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The weather can change drastically depending when you're there, but bring something warmer for the nights too. It can get extremely hot & extremely rainy & muddy! It just depends... :)
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Toilettes are cleaned regularly, but keep in mind it's a camp! :) There's also El Abiodh, where you can get medical help if needed.
Photo Equipment: You can buy films & batteries in Oyak, so don't worry about that! :)
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Depending on if you're gonna sleep in a barrack or in a tent (btw., you have to bring it!), what you definitely need is a sleeping bag!
Miscellaneous: I'd also suggest a knife, some salt, something to write with & something to write on! :) (If you're going to a Pilgrimage meeting for New year's, bring a SPOON!)