Packing / Shopping List for France

I know I’ve written about this upcoming trip to France several times now (here and here), so don’t feel you have to read *yet another* post.

This post is intended as a packing list for us, and also a request list for you, our dear readers. Need something from France? Let us know about it via the comments below.

We are already aware of:

– Brian’s request for *hoity-toity French violet liqueur* (his words, not ours
– Po’s request for French cheese (note that we almost certainly won’t be allowed to ship that or even carry it with us out of the EU)
– Corsican wine for Tommy and Natasha
– Something cool for Susie (her words, not ours)
– Postcard(s) for Carrie
– Something lavender for Mom

We plan to take with us:

camera batteries
battery charger
mini-tripod (just in case)
personal notebook computer (**not** the work computer!) & charger
camera card reader
mobile phone & charger
mic & earphones for skyping
iPods & chargers & headphones
books (can’t wait to sit down and read for pleasure for long stretches)
swimsuits (just in case)
our Frommer’s France book
ADAC France highway atlas
printed directions to the B&B
driver’s licenses & passports
travel documents like airline and car rental confirmations
freshly-made mix CDs for the drives
– toiletries
hair towels
sporty shoes / hiking boots
sunscreen (despite rainy a weather forecast)
– free space in our luggage for wine & cheese transport (note that we are only allowed 20kg of luggage though)

This list looks enormous to me, but it’s really about one backpack’s worth of stuff.

One thought on “Packing / Shopping List for France”

  1. Mom

    And don’t forget something lavender for your Mom. Enjoy your trip. I will be thinking of you. My lavender at the cottage is fully greened up and fragrant, but at home is just starting to spring back to life. Thanks for calling this morning.

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