Paris: Useful Information
The City of Lights
What to Pack
You’ll need an electrical converter and plug adapters for American appliances (don’t forget adapters for phone plugs and a telephone adapter for laptops); pain relievers and other key over-the-counter medicine (they’re much pricier in France); comfortable shoes (you’ll be doing a lot of walking, sometimes on unforgiving cobblestones); and rain gear (it can turn cool and rainy almost any time of the year).
Street Artists in Paris
Beware of street artists in Paris. If you wish to have your picture drawn then ask to see some of their previous work first or you might be conned. And don’t forget to haggle to bag yourself a souvenir bargain.