Things to Prepare When Travelling to France

01 Apr

If you have never had the opportunity to visit France and you suddenly decided to tour the wonderful country, then chances are that you are filled with so much excitement right now Planning the first trip to France can be somewhat overwhelming, especially if you don’t know what to expect, but there are some important items you can pack in preparation for the trip as part of your preparation.

1. A valid passport
For a successful entry into France, you will need to carry your passport with you at all times. If you plan to stay for more than 90 days, then you need to obtain a work visa or student visa. Citizens from the European Union nations can travel using their national IDs.

2. Copies of Vital Information
Bring along copies of your itinerary, credit card numbers, and passport information and have them stored in the hotel safe. Should anything happen during your travels, you will save yourself many headaches.

3. Pack the right outfits that suit different Seasons
The weather conditions in France can be a little tricky because one moment it can be wonderfully sunny and the next it’ll be raining hard. Consequently, you need to study the weather before you travel. An umbrella will certainly be useful. Always anticipate the ever-changing weather and consider packing the right outfits that will suit the specific season when you intend to travel.

4. Stylish and Comfy Footwear
It is worth noting that you will do a lot of heavy-duty walking while touring France. Therefore, you need to pack some comfy shoes. However, having comfy shoes does not mean that you shouldn’t stroll in style. Pick a good-looking pair that still keeps your feet comfortable during your tours.
Brogues, stylish boots, and loafers are superb and suit all seasons. Women, on the other hand, will look stylish in wedge sandals. Before you pack any footwear for the trip, test your shoes just to make sure they don’t turn into torture devises for your feet.

5. Must-bring bags
Depending on what you prefer, you can either bring a suitcase or a backpack. Bear in mind that each has its own pros and cons.

6. Essential Tech Gears
Besides the typical tech gadgets everyone lugs around such as tablets, music players, and smartphones, remember to pack a good camera and memory cards. Every corner you visit in the beautiful country will be photography-worthy. Do not forget to bring along a converter and adaptor. These latter components really helped during my last visit, and they could mean the difference between getting your devices fried or voltage safe and usable.

Planning to travel to France, whether going alone, as a couple, or group can be a fun experience. When you do sufficient preparation beforehand, then you can be sure that you will enjoy every day and every moment regardless of where you shall be staying, weather conditions notwithstanding. Most of the places are within walking distance and are near each other, which means you can simply walk the sidewalks of the amazing Paris. You won’t fail to notice people pausing to photograph the breathtaking scenery. It is truly magical.