What to pack for Paris

There is no trip to France without a vacation in Paris. After all, it is one of the most beautiful European countries and one of the world’s fashion capitals.

Here are a few tips for building a Parisian capsule wardrobe:

Documents and ID

Documents and ID
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When backpacking for a city like Paris, you must not forget the essentials. 

So, before you daydream about an adventurous time in Paris – getting over there is important and you won’t be able to enter there without a few necessities.

Please ensure that you pack these items and make them secured in your bag.

Identification: Do have your passport and state ID/ driver’s license. If your travel requires a visa, get it in advance.

Money: Having two different credit cards is always a good choice for cases where one doesn’t work abroad. 

Also, carrying a little cash would be better for your exploration.

Medication: As per your planned trip, bring enough medications for the days you will be traveling, plus an extra few for any unexpected delays.

Personal Items

Personal Items
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Personal items are a significant part of your trip to Paris as they are of every journey you go into. 

Here’s our recommendation for bag packing these items on your vacation to Paris:

  • Toothbrush with the toothpaste of travel size
  • Noise-canceling headphones 
  • A scarf or warm layer to keep yourself warm on the flight
  • Compression socks
  • Glasses 
  • Reusable water bottle
  • moisturizer/ face cream
  • Body lotion 
  • Conditioner 
  • Deodorant
  • Makeup
  • Razor 
  • Hairbrush 
  • Soap 


Luggage in Paris
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A rigid trolley case would be the best suitable option to carry as luggage, and it gets better with four castors.

Divide your trolley into two compartments for easy packing and place items accordingly.

As you are in the fashion capital, use a stylish carry-on. 

Remember that Europe’s budget airlines charge a carry-on bag allowance of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm. 

Please check your airline baggage rules and regulations in advance. 

Travel Purse

Travel Purse
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Carry a handy backpack of small size which can work perfectly to carry on personal items.

For everyday fashion in Paris, black is the usual favorite for visitors.

Crossbody purses are one of the most popular options to roam around in Paris.

If you have security and safety concerns, you would probably consider carrying an anti-theft travel purse.


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As crucial as your toiletry bag is, carrying several needed technology items is also essential.

Here are our recommendations:

  • Adapter 
  • Phone charger
  • Battery pack 
  • Laptop/ tablet charger
  • Converter (If you aren’t using a dual voltage system)
  • Battery pack
  • Camera charger 
  • SIM card or personal Wi-Fi hotspot


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The Paris clothes are presentable at all times, also maintaining the goal of a comfortable look. 

While considering how to dress in Paris, it is important to be tailored and chic yet conservative at its edge with the city style. 

  • Ankle-length trousers
  • Neutral color blouses 
  • Socks and underwear
  • Basic t-shirts (for layering or extensive walking)
  • Black or dark skinny jeans
  • Ankle boots
  • Leather sneakers
  • Lightweight cardigan or blazer

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