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What to Pack for a Business Trip to Paris

With the largest Convention Center in Europe, countless great hotels, and numerous Trade shows year-round, it’s not difficult to see why Paris is a great spot for Corporate Trips.  If you’re planning on coming to Paris for your business trip, you’ll want to pack efficiently and effectively, and you won’t want to forget a thing!  That’s why we have created this packing list; to make the preparation for your business trip to Paris much easier.

Should I Take Only Hand Luggage or A Checked Bag?

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The answer to this question is really dependent on how long you’ll be in the city for, as well as exactly what your itinerary is.  A busier and more diverse itinerary for your business trip to Paris requires a different volume of things than a small two-day trip for example.

If you’ll only be here for a few days and can fit everything you will need into a small suitcase, then it’s definitely in your best interest to only travel with hand luggage.  This can save you time in the airport because you can skip the luggage collection process and head straight to the city upon arrivals.  It can also just be physically easier for you because you won’t have to worry about carting around more than one bag for such a short trip.

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For a longer business trip to Paris, with a more diverse itinerary, we recommend a hand luggage case as well as a checked bag.  This will allow you to bring everything you could need, including shoes, toiletries, formal outfits and casual outfits, as well as all other bits and pieces that we will detail for you.  If you decide to bring both a carry on and a checked back, we recommend packing a few necessities in your carry on just in case.  Including a change of clothes, a toothbrush, an adaptor, headphones, and anything else you think you couldn’t live without for a night or two.

So, What Do I need?

Whether you bring only hand luggage or a checked bag, and whether your business trip to Paris is two days or two weeks, there are a few things you will need no matter what.  Here’s our list, but let us know if we’ve missed anything!

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  • Adaptors – European outlets are different to those in all other continents and there is nothing worse than arriving in a new country with no way to charge your phone or computer! Make sure you think about this before you leave and pack one or two adapters for the duration of your trip.
  • Euros – Although most places will take debit or credit cards these days, it’s a good idea to have some of the local currency on you at all times just in case! We recommend getting some euros before even arriving in Paris to make sure you’re completely ready when you land.
  • Medication – Remember when abroad it can be hard to get your hands on the medication you’re used to and you really don’t want to arrive in a foreign country and have to search high and low for something you know you have at home. If there’s anything you need to take on a schedule, make sure you pack this in your hand luggage just in case something happens to a checked bag!
  • Any travel documents or itineraries – For your business trip to Paris, you may need a visa or supporting documents, if this is the case, make sure you have them on you at all times. Also, you have probably been provided with an itinerary for the trip; keep this on you always so that if you are delayed or late for some reason, you know exactly where to go at any given time.

For more tips or help planning your business trip to Paris, click here and ParisByM would be more than happy to help.

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