Packing for Paris

“The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road.” Luke 10:2-4


  • One pair of shoes to walk walk walk.
  • A credit card or ATM card for making all souvenir purchases, or just getting coffee. 
  • Bible, Journal, Note pad, pen, and a shoulder bag that zippers securely to deter thieves.
  • Travel pack of Kleenexes (handy while using public toilets that you won’t be sitting on, and cleaning doggy-do off your shoes.) I like moist charmin myself.
  • Presentable socks. Don’t embarrass your host when you are asked to take your shoes off upon entering a home.
  • Layerable water resistant clothing (multiple thin layers are preferable to thick items) Wear culturally sensitive attire, you should not wear short skirts, ties, ball caps, or shorts for men or women. For those who like to blend in – wear black.


  • camera
  • hand sanitizer
  • travel umbrella
  • transformers/converters for razors/hair dryers

Basic rule of thumb : Staying less than 10 days : pack ONLY a carry-on. Staying more than 10 days : pack everything into your carry-on that you cannot afford to lose or be without for a few days (in case luggage is lost or late). Expect to carry your luggage up and down many stairs. Your bag should not weigh more than 8 kilos (17lbs). Wheel-y bags are cute, but they aren’t going to help you navigate our cobblestone alleys. We recommend a good backpacks because they distribute weight evenly on your body.

Parisian Woman

  • dark trendy jeans
  • black capris
  • stylish Ts
  • classic French striped T
  • jersey dress
  • a light sweater suitable for over Ts or the dress
  • light belted trenchcoat
  • all-day walking shoes
  • comfy black shoe that’s not a tennis variety
  • cute socks
  • shoulder sac

Parisian Man

  • dark trendy jeans
  • black T
  • casual button down
  • formal, solid-colored button down
  • khaki jacket
  • belt
  • versatile casual shoe like Sketchers
  • black socks
  • messenger bag

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