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What to wear in Paris?

2012-07-12

1.jpgA strange question? Everyone has his favorite clothes for traveling. The most important thing is comfort, of course. Convenience on the road affects our experience more than it seems, small shoes or clothes doesn´t only spoil your mood, but also your opinion on the place you´ve visited. Likewise, also uncomfortable feeling that you somehow don´t belong between branded cosmetics stands under the shiny dome of Galeries Lafaette with your windbreaker and backpack can spoil your mood.

So, what to wear to feel well in Paris? It's not so complicated... first of all it is good to realize that we're not climbing and practical pants with twenty pockets and hiking boots do not bring us benefit. The basis of comfort are good shoes - everything seems so close2.jpg in Paris and we walk most of the time. Shoes should be appropriate for city walk. If possible, choose washable material (avoid dark suede etc.), because most of the parks through you walk aren´t paved but covered with sands and your shoes could be dirty.

Men in Paris will certainly feel good wearing jackets instead of anoraks and try to wrap scarfs round their necks, women can forget the trends and highlighted hair, the best way is the classical one: straight skirt or pants, a coat or a sweater instead of an anorak, shawls or scarfs, a hat or a beret and a handbag instead of a backpack or a bum bag.

There´s another big advantage to become integrated into the Parisians - you wouldn´t be so attractive for a variety of souvenir vendors, beggars and crooks. And if they still approach you, beware of the some well-known tourist-oriented groups: cheery young Africans Monmartre would want to make a cotton wrist bracelet for you on Montmartre - if you have3.jpg an interest in such a souvenir, pre-arrange a price to avoid conflict; you can be asked to sign an Albanian "petition" (and pay for it of course) in the area around the Centre Pompidou Town Hall. There are women on the bridges near the Louvre that make you think that they have found your golden ring. When you assure her that it´s not yours, she´ll show you a hallmark and will dive it to you as a „souvenir to Paris“. Everything she wants of you is only a trifle, a few (10-20) euro for coffee. After a moment of inattention you can have the most expensive fairground ring in your life. And if you want your neighbor to buy a Tour-Eifel pendant by one of the ubiquitous vendors, recalculate their advantage "quantity" discounts. They can give you readily a pendant „for free“ and round a few euros up to your total.

Bára Stluková

 

Preview of picture in folder Paris groups | Jan Schinko jr.