PACKING FOR NORMANDY

Bayeux

Brittany

normandy

Burberry Trench Coat / Mansur Gavriel Mini Bucket Bag / Kate Spade Umbrella / Canon DSLR / Travel Journal /Heidi Merrick Stripe Top / COS Top / J. CREW Denim / Rag and Bone Sullivan Boots / ACNE Studios Scarf / Normandy Map

One of the most exciting parts about going on any trip for me is thinking about what I am packing, and Paris is obviously no exception. I’ve been thinking about what I am taking since we first decided to book our trip. I know it probably seems the last thing I should worry about, but if you know me then you know it’s on my mind. My color palette will be black, grey, white, and maybe a pop of color. I am definitely taking notes from the book How To Be Parisian. Since we will be there two weeks I will be recycling lots of items and taking mostly basics and pieces which will be key for layering.

The first part of our trip will be three days in Normandy. We arrive to Paris on Sunday, will take the train to Normandy and spend the next two nights in Bayeux. When I started researching the trip I didn’t realize how large Normandy actually is and how many different cities it covers. Yesterday, I showed you our last trip to Normandy and the town of Giverny. On this trip my family will be with us the first week, so we thought it would be meaningful to visit the D-Day sites. We will be spending one day with a guide from Dday guided tours who is going to show us all the major battlefields. If you’re going to Normandy and wanting a private tour, I highly recommend booking as soon as you can. I booked this tour in March and originally wanted someone else, but found our first three selections were sold out already until next year.  We will be staying at the Hotel d’Argouges in the town of Bayeux.  For the third day we are hoping to visit Mont Saint-Michel and maybe the town of Brittany, if we have time. The weather in Normandy in early September is supposed to be some of the best all year, however it’s still in the 60’s and 70’s and it can rain at anytime. I plan on taking my Burberry in case it rains since it has a removable hood, some basic tees(which includes a stripe), my favorite scarf, and boots. This way I will be ready for any type of weather we might come across. I am hoping also to pick up a few Saint James tops will I am there as well.  Recently, I picked up this top from Madewell which will be perfect for a layering piece. As we get closer to the trip I’ll be sharing more of what I am packing for Paris. Just so you know I have to pack and entire two week’s worth of clothes into a tiny suitcase, which also doubles as a backpack, so I am trying to be very strategic in what I pack yet still look chic. Any packing tips are highly encouraged.

Images of Bayeux and Brittany via Pinterest

  • Sounds like an amazing trip! We went to Paris on our honeymoon this time last year – it inspired me to get a trench coat! An umbrella is definitely a great idea, otherwise you could end up like us and spend 10 euro on one that’ll break within minutes.

    • How fun! What a great place to honeymoon Carly! Oh no, bummer about your umbrella, I will have to remember that:)

  • Sara Mueller

    Love your packing list! I agree that neutrals are always better for traveling. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that you get a MG bucket bag.

    • Thank You! It’s complete now that I have the bag;)

  • Ah this sounds amazing, have a great time! I always try to plan outfits ahead of time so I don’t pack too much 🙂

    • Yes, it’s always tricky with the outfit situation but hopefully I’ll figure it out!

  • You are going to get to see so much on this trip! That striped top is lovely!