What to Pack for Paris in March

Packing for Paris in March

Packing list for Paris in March: learn how to dress and what to pack for Paris in March to strike the perfect balance between style and practicability.

Packing for a trip to Paris is no easy task. You need to think practically and look for the most comfortable outfits for spending long days sightseeing. But you also want a few cute choices that’ll make you feel fabulous. It is Paris, after all!

So, how do you make sure you’ve got everything you need to be comfortable and feel good? Go on reading to get into the nitty gritty of packing for Paris in March.

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Weather in Paris in March

March is the first spring month in Paris. The weather in Paris in March is hit-and-miss, and you may get grey, rainy days.

The temperature in Paris in March easily oscillates between cold and warm. The average temperature in Paris in March is 13 Cº (highs) and 5 Cº (lows), with a 14% chance of rain. As the month progresses, days get sunnier, but you will still need an extra layer if you are out of the hotel early in the morning or evening.

February in Paris, Avg Max. Temperature
February in Paris, Avg Min. Temperature
Avg. Days of Rain
13 C /56 F
5 C /41 F

How to Pack for Paris in March – Top Tips by Locals

What are the main things to pack for Paris in March for men and women? If you visit Paris in springtime, you must be prepared for anything! Spring, and particularly March in Paris, means unpredictable weather, with warm and sunny days but also rainy and chilly days.

When thinking about clothes to wear in Paris in March, layering is essential. You’ll still want to pack some warm clothes, particularly if you’re visiting Paris in early March, as it can sometimes feel colder than you expect.

Paris spring outfits for women will include a jacket or a trench coat for rainy days and long-sleeve sweaters. Items like a small foldable umbrella and a light scarf are always good allies, so don’t forget to include them on your Paris packing list March.

Outfits to wear in Paris in March for men should include a jacket (warmer or lighter depending on the temperatures), light sweaters, oxford shirts, and T-shirts (for layering in late March). Also, consider a light scarf and a small foldable umbrella for rainy days. Jeans are still good for March in Paris.

Before traveling to Paris, check the weather forecast and review your packing list if necessary.

What to Wear in Paris in March: Style Guide

Paris Packing List Fall Winter

What to wear in Paris in March? If you need ideas on combining the clothes to wear in Paris to look stylish and blend in with locals, check out our spring style guides for women and men.

TIP: You can also come to Paris with half of the suitcase empty and enjoy a Paris shopping tour with a passionate and creative personal shopper! She will help you to choose the best clothes to wear in Paris for your travel style. This fun shopping experience is suitable for women and men. If you are traveling with teenagers, check out this shopping tour for teens in Paris.

Packing for Paris in March – Your Paris Packing List

This list of things to pack for Paris in March is for men and women. This packing list Paris for March is complete with basic tips for your luggage (suitcase and day bag /backpack), travel essentials, and toiletries.

1. Paris Packing List: Luggage

Carry-on vs. Checked Suitcase:

Use a suitcase that is sized to the duration of your trip to Paris. Remember that some airlines charge for checked luggage, and there is always the chance that your luggage does not follow you if your flight to Paris has a short layover. I am a big fan of Delsey Paris, as it has elegant designs and comes in a couple of nice colors. Plus, the carry-on isn’t too expensive.

Packing Cubes:

How could we travel before without packing cubes? Packing cubes are the single best packing hack that I can recommend for packing for Paris and anywhere else. Personally, I have three packing cubes (red, green, blue) where I keep different items (e.g., casual clothes, hiking /sports clothes, fancy clothes).

Daypack vs. Day Bag:

The answer will depend on your personal style and what you’re doing on a day-to-day basis during your trip to Paris. If you are concerned about safety in Paris, check out this quick guide to anti-theft backpacks or this guide to anti-theft day bags (but not every person in Paris is trying to rob you, so chill out).

2. Paris Packing List March: Clothes and Accessories

Here’s what to pack for Paris in March: clothes for Paris in March and accessories. For your convenience, we have added links to our favorite items, which are available on Amazon. A few days before your trip, check out the weather forecast in Paris and review your packing list if necessary.

Women’s things to pack for Paris in March:

Trench Coat (early March)

Open Cashmere Cardigan (early March)

Light Blazer (late March)

Little Black Dress

Long-sleeve Sweaters

Casual White Shirt

Short-Sleeve T-Shirt (late March, for layering)

Slim Jeans

Straight Leg Dress Pants

Fedora Hat (early March)

Light Large Scarf

– Quality Chelsea Boots (early March) and classic Sneakers

Sunglasses (late March)

– Everyday essentials (underwear, socks, pajamas, etc.)

Men’s clothes for Paris in March:

Leather Jacket (early March)

Bomber Jacket

Light travel blazer (late March)

Lightweight jacket (late March)

Merino Sweater V-Neck

Oxford shirt

Classic Crew Neck T-Shirt (late March, for layering)


Pointed Shoes and classic Sneakers

– Everyday essentials (underwear, socks, pajamas, etc.)

3. Paris Packing List: Travel Essentials

– Phone charger

Portable Power Bank

Travel adapter

Mini portable hair dryer dual voltage (usually provided in mid-range & luxury hotels)

-Passport + travel documents + visa if relevant

– Prepaid SIM card for France (check here how to get one before landing in Paris)

Travel pillow for the plane

– Travel Insurance (click here for our best tips for a safe trip depending on your country of origin)

-Some cash for small purchases and tips + bank cards (read about tipping in Paris)

-International driving license, if relevant

-Phone/ Camera

Reusable water bottle (it is safe to drink tap water in Paris)

Foldable travel umbrella

Basic first aid kit 

-Medication and prescriptions, if relevant

4. Paris Packing List: Handy Toiletries

You can buy all this in local pharmacy shops or supermarkets, but many people prefer to bring them from home. If packing toiletries for a short trip, you may want to add small bottles of your favorite toiletries to your luggage:

-Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss

-Shower gel/soap (usually there’s soap in the hotels in Paris, but perhaps you want to use your favorite one?)

-Shampoo and conditioner



-Comb and brush

-Face and body moisturizers

-Lip balm

-Women’s sanitary supplies

-Perfume/skin scent


-Shaving cream, blades, and accessories

-Hair ties

And there you have it, a comprehensive guide on how to pack for Paris in March with our top tips to make the perfect Paris packing list.

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