Île-de-France What to Pack

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Île-de-France What to Pack

  • Footwear

    Paris What to Pack

    I always take an extra foldable bag. You always come back with more than you left with. No matter what they say about not wearing tennis shoes....take them anyway. You absolutely need the MOST comfortable shoes for walking!!! A small umbrella is an absolute necessity. Color coordinate your wardrobe so that all the tops go with all the...

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  • Packing List

    Paris What to Pack

    While I try to take as little as possible these are some items that I must take along with me on most of my travels. I travel during any season and adjust my packing list according to the weather, type and length of travel. Following is just a sample of the items that I usually take along: For Paris, I usually take with me 2 pair of slacks one...

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  • Packing for Winter

    Paris What to Pack

    i agree with everyone. cold is pretty relative depending on where you live. i am from santa barbara county, california. i went to paris in jan. '08 and although it wasn't snowing, it was freezing and windy and dreary. it also rained for about 4 days. it kept our exploring to mostly indoor venues. museums, restaurants... we walked but ended up just...

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  • Electronics

    Paris What to Pack

    In the winter - scarves are a must! If you don't want to appear like an obvious tourist, you would wear dark, solid colored clothing. Nice slacks - polyester blend or gabbardine. No tennis shoes or flip flops. Hard closed up shoes with a slight heel. I took a trench coat instead of a thick wool coat and that worked well for me. Digital...

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  • Backpack

    Paris What to Pack

    If you go into the museums or art galleries and you are wearing a small rucksack they ask you to wear it front ways, instead of on your back. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes, paris is very dusty on the ground so don't wear any thing to fine. Drink plenty of bottled water in warm weather. Not allowed flash on cameras but you are able to take...

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  • Toiletries

    Paris What to Pack

    To protect your feet from blisters, you'll want to use some Moleskin. This adhesive cotton padding is soft & puffy yet thin. You cut it out with a hole in the middle where your blister is. You don't cover the blister. This creates a raised area around the blister protecting it from pain while walking. You'll find this is definitely a lifesaver when...

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  • Rainwear

    Paris What to Pack

    Ladies, bring a purse that can be worn across your torso. Theives are common, and a bag slung only over one shoulder can be easily slipped off and taken in a crowd. Pack an umbrella! Weather in Europe is unpredictable, and short showers are common all through the year. Pack your own tylenol/asprin if you're prone to headaches, as medications are...

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  • Packing for Summer

    Paris What to Pack

    * Map and guidebook; * Crackers; * 2 Liter of water; * Fruit / power bars. * Hiking boots; * 1 extra t-shirt; * Shorts with many pockets; * Sunglasses; * Fleece type jacket; * Hat / cap; * Raincoat. * Lip balm; * (Neck) sunblock; * Band-aids. * Camera and lots of films! * Filter; * Extra batteries; * Lens 210 mm. * Binocular; * Compass.

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  • Rolling Luggage

    Paris What to Pack

    Look at the photo below. Would you want to haul all that stuff up a Parisian stairway? Those stairways can be mighty small and steep. Bring some essential clothes in your carry on bag in case the airline loses your suitcase. Extra empty duffel bag (thin material) On the way home you can check some of your souvenirs in your good bag and dirty...

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  • Style

    Paris What to Pack

    We all have expectations of what to see and do in Paris, but we shouldn't forget ourselves. Fashion and Style are more than mere words in Paris, they are a way of life. Even the most casual outfit seems to come straight out of a fashion magazine when worn by a resident of Paris. Pack your best and most fashionable garments and feel the...

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  • Internet Access

    Paris What to Pack

    Easyeverything ( boulevard Sébastopol ) The biggest cyber café in Paris !! Address: 31/37 Boulevard de Sébastopol (1st district) Number of PCs: 375 Opening hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Métro : Châtelet-Les Halles

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  • Guidebooks

    Paris What to Pack

    Here are my guide books that provided me details about a geographic location, tourist attractions, or most interesting itineraries in Paris. Casa Editrice Bonechi – Italy. “The Golden Book”. Paris. 1995, 128 pages. France. Le Petit Fute. Michel Strogoff & Ass., City-Guides, Country-Guides, Paris-Luxemburg-Moscow. 1999, 64 pages. France....

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  • Maps

    Paris What to Pack

    If you plan to rent a car to visit the area sourrounding Paris, do not forget to bring a very good route map. Signals in this area are not so good (I compare them to the ones you find in Italy) and it is easily to get lost. Then, you are never given information about how far is the destination you are about to reach.

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