When packing for Paris, keep in mind that the Parisians don’t consider athletic wear a part of their wardrobe. You’ll only find gym clothes worn at the gym, not during Sunday brunch or even while traveling via plane or train. While Parisian fashion can be rather understated and casual, mixing vintage pieces with the latest trends, with sneakers often worn in place of heels or dress shoes, rarely will you spot athletic wear on the streets of this fashion capital unless worn while running along them. Best to leave the tracksuits at home. Instead, pack your favorite jeans, both casual and elegant shirts and sweaters for day and night, comfortable shoes, including sneakers as aforementioned, a trench in case of rain and a scarf to finish the look. And leave room to do some shopping in Paris! You’re sure to return home a little more Parisian than when you left.
Unlike in some countries where everyone gets in on this lovey-dovey holiday from the earliest age, in France, Valentine's Day is reserved for adults in love. Kids don't exchange cards and the French wouldn't dream of offering anything to their friends for this fête.