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Carry hand luggage bag around

Hi all,

I wonder if I carry a hand luggage bag walking around Paris, is it allow to bring it into museums and the sightseeing places for example Louvre, Notre Dame, etc.

Thank you

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1. Re: Carry hand luggage bag around

By "hand luggage bag" do you mean a carry-on size small suitcase? Do you mean a very large handbag/purse?

Either way, if it is so large that you have to wonder if it will be "allowed," then it doesn't make sense. Often, many of the tourist sites are very crowded, and a large bulky item would be too cumbersome, even if it passed security.

Bring a reasonably-sized purse/bag to use throughout the day, one that you can tuck under your arm and keep secure from pickpockets. Having a large bag with you while you are sightseeing makes no sense, will get in your way and in the way of others, and cannot be kept secure.

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2. Re: Carry hand luggage bag around

If you're between trains or something, many museums have a baggage check area, you can try that.

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3. Re: Carry hand luggage bag around

Hi Mcal3K and travelnutty,

Actually I mean those small size cabin luggage with wheels and roughly the size is 50cm(height) x 32cm(width) x 23cm(depth). The purpose of carry the bag is to keep our jackets, drinks, camera lens.

Thank u.

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4. Re: Carry hand luggage bag around

That seems to big to pass and will need to be checked.

Edited: 06 May 2011, 05:22
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5. Re: Carry hand luggage bag around

Do you really need a bag that large, or do you plan to use it because it's the only one you'll have along, or because it has wheels?

You might do better with a foldup nylon tote that will accommodate your essentials.

Many places,, you'll have no problem. Other places, you'll have to check a bag that size, but camera equipment and drinks are usally refused, so two bags may be more practical.

At some places (such as the Tour Eiffel, bags over a certain size are not permitted and there's no check room.

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6. Re: Carry hand luggage bag around

Might I ask, which museums have a luggage check area, does anyone know?

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7. Re: Carry hand luggage bag around

Actually, I'll ask this in a new post. Thanks in advance.

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8. Re: Carry hand luggage bag around

What about Versailles, are they allow to bring it? Thinking of picnic at the picnic there, if carry a small cabin bag is more convenient.

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9. Re: Carry hand luggage bag around

If health reasons don't prevent it you might want to consider a small backpack for your lunches, light jackets, etc... much easier to deal with on the metro and walking in crowds, and if it's not a big one, might be allowed into museums depending on their rules.

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10. Re: Carry hand luggage bag around

I just have never seen this done anywhere.

Rather than think of a way to carry a lot of stuff around with you, you need to be thinking of ways to minimize what you "need" to have with you.

Light jackets can be tied around your waist rather than packed in a small suitcase. Or you can wear clothing that accommodates a variety of temperatures. Light layers can be removed and tied around your waist.

You don't need to lug your own food and drinks around with you everywhere you go. Food and drink aren't usually allowed in museums, anyway--so it's not like you're going to pull off to the side of an exhibit and have a snack. If you find yourself walking a lot and exploring Paris, you can stop in a convenience market and purchase drinks or bottled water when needed.

Small bottled waters (if you must have them with you) can be carried in a small purse, secured close to your body. That keeps your belongings safer anyway. It keeps you mobile (not bulky and maneuvering a wheeled carry-on) and it doesn't impede the mobility of OTHERS. This is a key factor as well. Versailles, for example, is one long crowd of people trailing along roped-off corridors. A wheeled case fits nowhere into this picture!

Any "convenience" that dragging a suitcase (full of picnic supplies) will provide you at Versailles will be outweighed by the inconvenience (to you and others) of having this impediment.

Overall, scale back.