“Bonjour, Monsieur! Bonsoir, Mademoiselle!” Brushing up on your French, eh? Yeah, we can relate. Back during our first visits to France, you could always find a small, French-learning book or two in our bags or pockets.
Because we’re a travel agency in Greenville, South Carolina means that we pretty much know everything about travel and knowing what will make your trip to France a whole lot more fun is part of that.
This blog is going to talk about PACKING.
- Tip No. 1: Pack a Light Load
We know, we know. It’s tempting to stuff your bag full of stuff you think you might need but, in the end, all the weight and excess items just make the bags heavy and a terrible discomfort to lug around.
And because France is a haven for stairs and walkways, you’ll be doing a lot of walking. Pack smart, okay?
- Tip No. 2: Pack for Unpredictable Weather
Yeah, mother nature is to blame for this one. The weather in France can be quite unpredictable.
You could wake up, look at the sky and breathe in the fresh air blowing under a bright sun. Go to sleep and booming rain clouds could be what wake you up the next day.
Despite all this, we still advise you to go over weather prediction reports just to have an idea of what the sky might be like.
More importantly, though, pack clothes and items that cater to this odd weather and the season you plan to visit France in.
An umbrella is always necessary, of course. But if you plan to visit during summer, pack some light and breathable clothes. For spring, light sweaters are a smart choice. Leather works great in Autumn.
- Tip No. 3: The Perfect Bag
This one is up to you but there are two contenders: a backpack or rolling suitcase. The former makes it easier to move around and take your possessions up flights of stairs, but the latter permits you to arrange your clothes neatly without risk of them being squeezed-a backpack doesn’t give you this luxury.
So, it ultimately comes down to what you want: a bag you can easily carry around or a bag that keeps your clothes in the best possible condition, among other things. Make a choice based on the activities you plan to engage in while in France.
Well, that’s the last of our packing for your trip to France tips for today. If you’re ready to start talking about your vacation to France, please give us a call. As a full service travel agency in Greenville, SC, we’re here to plan it all for you so that all you have to do is pack.