Paris in August

Jul 19th, 2009, 09:30 AM
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Paris in August

We will be taking a river cruise through France in August and will spend the first 3 days in Paris. I'm not sure what to wear. Is it acceptable to wear dressy capris with sandals?
Will the weather allow for a sundress? What do the locals wear? I want to fit in as much as possible and will not be wearing shorts and sneakers. Any suggestions b4 I pack?
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Jul 19th, 2009, 09:36 AM
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No NO MaidaIabel! Don't fit in - You just wear what ever the heck you like! August is of course the hotest month in Paris (am I right Kerouac?) so your suggestion of capris & sandals is spot on. Yes, do bring along two or three sundresses but you will need sunscreen. Shorts & sneakers? Excellent! Especially if you have nice long slender legs. That'll stop the traffic! ha ha!
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Jul 19th, 2009, 09:41 AM
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Seems like the locals wear mostly skirts and dresses, so you're good to go with your sundresses. There are a lot of capri's in Paris--maybe tourists? You won't look "wrong" in capri's. But do put some skirts and dresses in your bag too.
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Jul 19th, 2009, 09:45 AM
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Here, look at this to get some idea of maybe NOT how to dress!

Kind thanks to Kerouac - just click on his link to see dozens of photos.
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Jul 19th, 2009, 09:46 AM
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Or should that read 'how NOT to dress'?
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Jul 19th, 2009, 09:52 AM
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Dress the same way you dress at home..Sun dresses, Capris, skirts, sandals etc..The fashion in Paris is just like here in the US, anything goes...but a little dressier.
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Jul 19th, 2009, 10:01 AM
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It will be hot and humid and hardly anything is airconditioned, particularly the Metro. Anything goes in Paris - anything. Wear what you would normally wear and pay particular attention to you footwear. Paris is BIG and you will do more walking than you ever imagined. Don't forget to pack a travel umbrella too.
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Jul 21st, 2009, 06:13 PM
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Thanks for all the responses. I can't wait to see Paris for the first time. The folks in this forum just increase my appetite for travel. I will post after our river cruise. Until then, happy travels.
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Jul 21st, 2009, 06:40 PM
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August in Paris is usually hot. Capris and sandals and skirts and sundresses are what I always bring, maybe a thin sweater for an evening that's a bit cool. Something in case of rain - an umbrella or lightweight rainjacket. The good thing is at this time of year you can pack such lightwear gear that it will practically fit inside a purse, and a small carryon is probably all that you'll need.
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