25 Photos of Paris in Winter That Prove it Really is Always a Good Idea

There’s an old saying that “Paris is always a good idea” and I, for one, could not agree more.  It often gets a bad reputation for being dark, gloomy, and rainy in the winter, but I actually found it extremely lovely and bet you would too.

Why? Because you are able to experience it without the heavy crowds of tourists and roam about more like a local. Flights are also generally cheaper during winter and as long as you bring a warm coat you will likely still be able to do most of things you would do during the more popular months.

Not sold just yet? These 25 photos will prove to you that Paris really is always a good idea - even in winter!


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COMFORTABLE SHOES. You will likely (hopefully) be doing a lot of walking so this is very important! My very favorite are M. Gemi’s white leather sneakers. I literally never travel anywhere without them. Click here to see latest prices and click here to get $50 off!
More details: The Most Comfortable And Stylish Walking Shoes for Travel

CHIC BOOTS. Same as above —they must be extremely walkable! After countless years testing all over the world, my two recommendations are these (I own 5 pairs and could run a marathon in them) and these which I’m hoping to buy a second pair of! Click here to see a full list of my travel shoe recommendations.

LIGHTWEIGHT TRAVEL CARDIGAN. Barefoot Dreams’ circle cardigan is honestly one of the best travel-related purchase I have made. So warm and absolutely necessary, I’ve brought mine on every single trip since purchasing it. Also great for transit days and hotel lounging! Click here to see the latest prices.

CONVERTER ADAPTER. This one is universal and works no matter where you’re going so it’s a must. When going to the EU I also bring along this very inexpensive 6 pack so that I have extras. So much to charge these days! Need other recommendations? Click here to see 20 Must Have Travel Products from Amazon Prime.

WARM NEUTRAL COLORED SCARF. & Other Stories’ oversized wool scarf is my absolutely favorite and comes in so many beautiful colors. Paris can get quite cold — you’ll need one! Click here to see the latest prices.

STYLISH CAMERA BAG… if you are bringing a camera! You can’t go to Paris with anything that isn’t chic ;) Since pickpocketing is a thing in Paris I bring GATTA’s Christie camera backpack (named after me) because it’s hands free, has a zipper AND a buttoned flap, and fully protects my camera yet is so cute no one will ever know it’s a camera bag. Click here to see the latest prices.

A FEW PARIS THEMED THINGS. I love bringing a few themed things to Paris, especially for photos! Grab this beret, this inexpensive “j’adore” shirt (I own it too!), this “pardon my french” shirt, and/or this “salut!” tee.

Click here for a full packing list + free printable packing checklist: What to Pack for a Cold Weather Trip.