While Parisian fashion can be rather understated and casual, rarely will you spot athletic wear on the streets of this fashion capital unless worn while running along them. Athletic wear is confined to the gym and most Parisians wouldn't be caught dead in sweats, even at the supermarket.
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.
In France, Easter (or Pâques) festivities are centered around family and religion, with many traditions and symbols coming from the country's Catholic roots. In fact, church bells play a very prominent role in the holiday here.
Becoming ill while traveling is undoubtedly an inconvenience, however, if you do get sick during your trip to Paris, in some ways you can consider yourself lucky. France's healthcare system is consistently rated among the top 10 in the world and it's also one of the most cost-effective.