Packing List: Summer In France

Just a couple of days ago one of my wonderful readers asked me if I was able to post about what I packed for my four week trip to France a couple of years ago. Now it has been some time but luckily I still have my packing list! So without further ado, here it goes!

My 2015 trip to France – First week: Paris, Second and Third week: Southern France, Final week: Back to Paris

I wanted to pack my suitcase with just enough clothes to last me for my entire trip and not overload it with to many clothes.

Something I had to keep in mind when packing was to keep some room for some clothes and items that I would purchase during my trip.

In the end, it ended working and I was off! So here is my list of what clothes and items I packed for my exciting trip to France.


12 pairs of underwear

This may seem like a lot but it really wasn’t, they take up very little room but at least you don’t have to deal with trying to work out a washing machine in your apartment.

15 pairs of socks

You may be wondering why I brought an abundance of socks and less underwear, well the reason for that is, it’s always good to bring more socks in case the socks you’re currently wearing gets either wet or muddy. And nobody likes to wear dirty socks!


6 short sleeve t-shirts

I didn’t really need to pack that many t-shirts considering the duration of my trip because I could wear them more than once and also if I had access to a washing machine nearby.

3 long sleeve shirts

Bringing just three long sleeve shirts was all I needed, because it’s perfect to wear on those chilly days.

4 sleeveless shirts

I knew it was going to be hot so why not pack a few sleeveless shirt.

2 hoodies

Whether if it’s raining or if it’s cold, hoodies provides warmth and comfort when it gets cold and muggy.

6 shorts

Honestly who’s going to wear jeans on their entire trip especially when you visit a warm country? In France, the weather is absolutely fantastic and usually it’s always sunny which means it’s the perfect for wearing shorts!

2 jeans

I did mention it’s usually always sunny which means there are days when it’s not, meaning that it can get a little chilly. Jeans are perfect on those days but also it’s good when decide to take a walk in the forest and you don’t want to be bitten by mosquitoes.

3 swimming trunks

Where I stayed, there were a lot of pools available and when I visited the South, there were also many beautiful beaches nearby. So if you like to swim…bring your swimming trunks!


2 pairs of sneakers 

Great for walking and running especially when you travel to a walking city.

1 pair of comfortable sandals

It’s hard to walk on hot sand without any shoes! I had bought myself a brand new pair of sandals for the beach!


2 hats

I didn’t really need many hats, all I needed was one hat and an extra hat just in case I lost the other.

1 pair of sunglasses

Great on those sunny days but it also it shields you from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. You don’t want to go blind now do you.

1 travel wallet

You can’t travel anywhere without your wallet! My wallet had many compartments for cash, cards and change.

1 small backpack

I needed a backpack when I went from one place to another just to put my essential items.


1x toothbrush 

2x travel size toothpaste

1x dental floss

1x container of hair gel

1x comb

1x bottle of skin cream

1x travel size bottle of shampoo

Items + Entertainment

MacBook Air + iPad (including chargers)

Mini binoculars

3 books

Sketch pad + pencils

1 liter plastic water bottle

Anyways, hopefully that wasn’t too long but there it is, my complete packing list to France. I will be posting many more blog posts related this topic in the future so stay tuned and hope you enjoyed this new blog post!

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Benjamin Lessard

Benjamin Lessard is a young Canadian writer and photographer on a mission to travel the world - Sharing his life's greatest moments, adventures, stories and pictures, he hopes to inspire and educate the world of our beautiful planet and what lies beyond it.

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