"Practical style needed for Paris" Packing for Spring Tip by Sandflake
Packing for Spring, Paris: 4 reviews and 0 photos
Luggage and bags: I've noticed that Parisians have a minimum of baggage when they travel. They don't hesistate to repeat the use of their clothing!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring outfits that you can mix and match. Depending on the weather, women can make use of scarves adn accessories to change the mood or the style of their outfits.
Elegance is important! We can tell who the tourists are. Keep your colors discrete, this would also make it easier for you to mix and match clothing.
Bring comfortable walking shoes! A good old pair of sneakers can be a tell-tale sign of a tourist. But one can find many good, comfortable and stylish walking shoes nowadays... Puma, Adidas, Camper, etc.
Ladies, save your heels for short distances and sit-down dinners! :)
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: In Paris, you would easily find all the toiletries that you're used to.
Just remember that the dispensing of medicines in French pharmacies is very strict. If you don't have a prescription from a local doctor, you will have to see one first before purchasing any medicines there, other than usual over-the-counter drugs. It would be better that you bring along all the medicines that you need.
Refer to this link for information on pharmacies in Paris that are open 24h a day, and everyday: http://www.aquelleheure.com/pharmacies.htm. Most pharmacies have limited hours, closing at 7pm and are not open on Sundays.
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