The best is to look at the weather forecast on the net( you can get a 10 forcast, ususally quite accurate) before you go.
February is cold, always.But the number of layers depends also on if you are young or not so young, male or female, where you come from ( weather wise), etc.
Joined: 28 Dec 2005 Posts: 41 Location: usa /md french background
Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 5:10 pm Post subject: fevrier in paris
february can be quiet chilly just layer up,regarding flea market the biggest is puce de st ouen easily metro accesible open only 3 days a week ,better selection on saturday but more bargening power on monday ,some booth are closed on monday ,this flea market is composed of different market ,it is quiet big and you can get everything ,try too bring a french native to help the bargening at least 10% more like 20-25 depending on your good face and the mood of the vendor up to 50 if condition are rigth and the bargaining tactic up to pare. some other puce like vanves are fun too .
As Simona said, it can get cold in feb, but does depend on how you feel the cold as to what you will need to wear.
Remember that you need layers. The shops are way over heated and you will need to be able to take off layers quickly and carry them around (and in reverse when leaving the shop)
So far the sales are a bit disappointing. Will be going for a proper sales shop next week, so more after that.
When you get to Paris buy the l'Official de Spectacle, or Pariscope and they list all the exhibitions, markets, puces, brocantes etc in Paris.
I like the puce at St Ouen for furniture and large items, but not much else. But everyone has a different opinion. Don't go there unless you deal well with huge crowds and sleaze bags harrassing you as you walk through. (I have really long blonde hair and just cannot go there on my own as I get harrassed and followed and annoyed so badly it is ridiculas - I am ok till they start grabbing me,... then I tend to turn into a nasty girl and if they don't back off I get ready for battle) _________________ If you cannot feel your arteries hardening, eat more cheese. If you can, drink more red wine. Diet is just "die" with a "t" on the end. Exercise is walking into the kitchen.
Joined: 28 Mar 2005 Posts: 31 Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 2:39 pm Post subject:
When visiting Paris with variable cooler weather, I've found a few things especially helpful to bring. One is a raincoat with a zip-in warm lining. You can take out the lining if it warms up. And a scarf or two. I'm always taking mine off and on when there as you go from walking around in cool streets to overheated areas like the metro. It's amazing what a difference even a silk scarf can make and it slips easily into my pocket. And I tend to tote around a small umbrella in my bag. In California, you can usually tell in the morning whether it's likely to rain. But Paris can be sunny in the morning, then suddenly drop rain on you for a few minutes out of nowhere. So, I learned my lesson.
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