Why I don’t travel with large luggage 🧳 in France (plus packing tips for your trip).
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Europe can be difficult to maneuver with a lot of luggage, especially if you’ll be moving around by train. Some experiences you might encounter are:
° Metro or train stations with no elevators or escalators (or they might be out of service)
° Gravel paths
° Tall or uneven steps
° Many flights of stairs
° Lack of luggage storage on many trains
° You might have to cross platforms, carrying luggage up and down stairs quickly
° Double-decker trains
In my experience, no one but your travel partners will see you wearing the same thing twice (and they’ll be doing the same!). Dress in simple, no-pattern clothing with a nice scarf or accessorize with jewelry. The most important item you can bring to Paris is comfortable broken-in walking shoes.
Pack laundry detergent sheets. They work well and take up no space.
Many hotels have heated towel racks which are great for drying clothes.
Or pack a couple of clothes pins that hang on shower rods.
Make sure you can mix and match whatever you pack.
Take several scarves to change up the look.
Pack wrinkle-free (or resistant) clothes and comfortable walking shoes.
Many hotels have laundry service.
Pack used clothes and donate them at the end of your trip, leaving space for new purchases in your bags.
Look up “capsule wardrobe” on Pinterest for layering and outfit ideas.
Use a luggage storage option like Stow Your Bags Luggage Storage if you are going for a short trip from Paris to a nearby destination.
Keep it simple. Less is definitely more!
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