What to Pack for Paris in November (Paris Packing List November)

Packing for Paris in November

Packing list for Paris in November: learn what to pack for a trip to Paris in November to be stylish and comfortable and blend in with the locals.

Going on a vacation abroad is all about letting go, exploring new and different places, and just having a great time! And, if you’re planning a trip to Paris, you’re sure to enjoy every second.

But, before you arrive in the French capital, you need to do a little bit of prep, and that includes packing your bag and doing it right. That includes the right outfits for Paris in November and those accessories that’ll make your life easier and your trip that much more enjoyable.

Men and women in Paris are known for their edgy yet elegant sense of style, and you’re going to want to fit right in while still being comfortable enough to spend long days out and about without aching feet. It’s all about striking the perfect balance between practicality and comfort and looking and feeling good.

Luckily for you, we are locals in Paris, and we’ve got all the tips for packing for Paris in November. Go on reading to learn everything you need to take, so you can enjoy your Paris vacation to the fullest.

Here’s our guide on what to pack for Paris in November.

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Weather in Paris in November

The weather in Paris in November is hard to predict. With a bit of luck, Paris in early November can be warm and sunny, but Paris in late November takes a wintery aspect, and it is usually cold.

If we stick to the statistics, the average temperature in Paris in November is 12C maximum and 7C minimum, with a 15% probability of rainfall.

If you decide to visit Paris in November, we recommend packing a foldable travel umbrella for rainy days.  

November in Paris Max. Temperature
November in Paris Min. Temperature
Avg. Days of Rain
12 C /54 F
7 C /45 F
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How to Pack for Paris in November – Top Tips by Locals

What to wear in Paris in November? The key to dressing in Paris in the fall is layers.

In Paris in early November, you are likely to be okay with long-sleeve tops plus a mid-season jacket during the day. Later in the evening, you will probably need one more layer.

In Paris in late November, you will need a warmer coat.

The weather in November in Paris calls for good walking shoes – closed-toe and waterproof – jeans and long trousers, scarves, a cardigan, and a foldable umbrella.

What to Wear in Paris in November: Style Guide

Paris Fall - Winter Clothes

If you need more ideas for the clothes to wear in Paris in November and how to combine them to look stylish and blend in with locals, check out our fall style guides for men and women.

TIP: You can also come to Paris with half of the suitcase empty and enjoy a half day of Parisian shopping 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.

Things to Pack for Paris – Packing List for Paris in November

This list of things to pack for Paris in November comes with some basic tips for your luggage (suitcase and day bag /backpack), travel essentials, and toiletries. Then, there’s a list of clothes for Paris in November for men and women.

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 we 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 is really going to 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: Clothes and Accessories

If you are still wondering what to pack for Paris in November, here’s a checklist of accessories and clothes to wear in Paris in November, with links to nice items available on Amazon. A couple of days before leaving for Paris, check out the weather forecast and adjust this Paris packing list November.

Paris packing list for women:

Stripped top

Casual White Shirt

Black Turtleneck

Straight Leg Dress Pants

Slim Jeans

Little black dress

Trench Coat (for early November)

Black Poncho

Open Cashmere Cardigan

Wool Coat

Cashmere Scarf

Flats, quality Chelsea Boots, and classic sneakers

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

Paris packing list for men:

Crew neck sweater

Oxford shirt

Cashmere Pullover

Jeans

Bomber Jacket

Leather Jacket

Wool Blend Coat

Merino Wool Scarf

Pointed Shoes, Chelsea Boots 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

-Deodorant

-Tweezers

-Comb and brush

-Face and body moisturizers

-Lip balm

-Women’s sanitary supplies

-Perfume/skin scent

-Makeup

-Shaving cream, blades, and accessories

-Hair ties

And there you have it, a comprehensive list of what to pack for Paris in November with our top tips for making a perfect Paris packing list.

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