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France – What to Pack – Clothing and Supply Tips

Traveling to France can be easy when you know just exactly what to bring.


No matter what you have planned for your French adventure, these luggage options are ideal for a short or long-term stay.

Winter Weather

Winter wear should be warm but not overly warm as the weather can warm up during the day. The items you pack for your trip often depends on where you you want to go in France. For instance, if you plan to travel to France during the winter, you should plan on packing layers. That way you can be prepared for the cooler whether but you can also take off layers if you need to. Dressing in layers allows for optimum comfort for traveling during the day or night.

Clothes to Pack

Money Safety

Money should be kept safe and out of sight. This way no pick pockets may be tempted from taking it. It is suggested that travelers keep some money or another credit card in the safe of their hotel as extra just in case something should go wrong. A backup fund is always best to have.

Comfy Shoes

France, especially Paris, is a great place to walk around, get fresh air, and enjoy the atmosphere. It is best to bring along a few pairs of comfortable shoes that will allow you to walk around the city or countryside without discomfort. In addition, it is advised to bring along comfortable clothing as well.


While visiting France, it is a good idea to make sure that you have a bag with you during the day. Since many times travelers find themselves walking for long distances, having a bag with you to carry water, snacks, cameras, and more is a good idea. Along with your travel bag you should ensure that you bring along a guidebook. Having one is an excellent idea and a great way to make traveling easier and bring peace of mind.


Rainwear is another excellent way to ensure that you are prepared for your visit to France. As the weather can often be somewhat wet, having a raincoat or some type of rain gear is suggested.


Style and culture play a huge role in France. If you are into the culture scene then Paris is the place to go. Make sure to pack some of your most fashionable items. Women should also pack their best handbags to go along with their style for the utmost couture. As far as beauty styling products go, it is best to bring those that require the lowest watts. These will work much better in their electrical system.

When traveling to France there is an activity for everyone. Make sure that you pack accordingly to what activities you will be active in. Families should make sure that each person has plenty of water, snacks, and clothing. Make sure you pack a phrase book or a smartphone with a translator application.

Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about France.

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