Traveling Light to Paris – Must-Bring Items
While the tourist will insist on bringing in all items of home comfort when he/she is traveling to a far off land, the traveler is happy to get whatever is offered to him/her in the chosen land. This is probably true. But then, whether you are headed to Paris or somewhere else, there will always be certain must-bring items. And for each destination, there will be some other specific items too. For instance, if you are headed to the top of the Everest, you must get your oxygen cylinder, and if you are headed to the abyss of the Mariana Trench, then you must get the scuba gear. So what are the must-bring items for Paris? Let us find out.
Must-Bring Items for Paris
The first items for Paris is definitely the handy English to French pocket dictionary. Even though many people visiting Paris can pick up some common French words, hoping to manage the rest with body language, it may often turn into utter confusion and chaos when misunderstood. So it is best to be ready. Get the dictionary. You will need it.
The second must bring item is definitely a comfortable shoe. In Paris, you will have to do a lot of walking. The city has some of the best museums in the world, and you will have to spend hours here browsing through the endless galleries of the Louvre, Musee D’Orsay and Pompidou Centre. You must also be doing some walking along the fashion district and the Champs-?Ã¯Â¿Â½lys?Ã¯Â¿Â½es. Your comfortable shoes will come to your rescue. You will need the shoes even on day excursions to the Versailles palace and the Euro Disney. You must do a lot of walking at these places too. Also, do remember that most Paris roads are cobblestone, and so, you will need sturdy comfortable shoes to walk on them.
Check the weather forecast before traveling, as this will help you avoid over-packing with needless sets of clothes. Often travelers come to Paris stocked with clothes for every season. If you come in the summer, chances are you will be able to get by with 3 changes of clothes or less. If you need to get something extra, you can be sure that the Galleries Lafayette, the world’s most popular shopping area, will have it.
Bring a smartphone too. They are light, can contain many different applications such as digitized versions of guidebooks. They also function as cameras. It’s one of the most practical multi-function tools available to the traveler.