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Questions when I touchdown in Paris

Hi All! Thanks for clicking.

I'll be touching down in Paris from Singapore at 7am on the 16th December for our honeymoon.

Will we be able to do light winter clothing shopping before we take our rail to Lucerne, Switzerland at about 12pm? Because it's expensive to buy winter clothing here as we don't have any other season other than hot sunny days.

And anyone experienced taking rail from Paris to Lucerne? Is it easy and convenient? What do we have to take note of?

Thanks All, Have a great day!

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1. Re: Questions when I touchdown in Paris

I don't think that's enough time - stores don't open until 9 or 10 am, unless it's Sunday, then many don't open at all. I would allow myself more time.

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No. It is not enough time.

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No, that's definitely not enough time to go shopping before you leave for Switzerland.

You need to arrange your train tickets to Lucerne ahead of time, not just buy them on the spot unless you want to pay top price.

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@TracieKnits @In_Love_With_Paris @StCirq Thanks for the replies!

I will be booking my Lucerne tickets as soon as they release the prices, as of now, they are still unavailable. 90days from 16th December is 17th September. 90days, or do they release earlier?

So how much time is needed for me to go just one place to get winter clothing near the rail station? I have no fixed check in time in Lucerne as I booked through Airbnb. But the second day, I'm going for Viator Jungfraujoch day trip.

I'll be going Lucerne 3days, Zermatt 3days, Venice 3days, Rome 5days, Florence5days and back to Paris for 10days.

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You would have to be ultra efficient, but there are a few small clothing shops on the lower level of Gare de Lyon. I doubt you will have time to go, however, which is a shame since you will find prices about 30% higher in Switzerland.

Perhaps you could order some clothing online before then?

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6. Re: Questions when I touchdown in Paris

Congrats on your upcoming wedding!

Even in Sg you can get winter clothes. :) Just went to town today and saw that Zara has already started selling down jackets and pea coats (It's a sweltering 33degC outside :P) Nearer Dec there will be winter clothing sales (I know because I have bought winter clothes in early Dec for my Dec trips too! ) I've also gotten winter wear from Backcountry.com and shipped them to Sg using Borderlinx. Still cheaper than local prices. And of course Uniqlo stocks a good range of affordable winter clothes. :)

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You are really going to need at least a coat on arrival in Paris ...

Try ... http://www.theiconic.com.au/lp-clothing/ ... and Marks & Spencers also sell online. You've got loads of time.

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Your TGV Lyria to Lausanne may leave from platforms A to N or rather from the distant 5 to 25 (plate forme jaune) if I remember well.In that case reckon with extra transfer time .

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9. Re: Questions when I touchdown in Paris


Are they open early? I intend to take the 12pm rail to Lucerne! Yeah my future wife have a few coats of her own, just ordered one this afternoon. She's prepared for winter, I'm not!


Zara having sale?? Hardly go down to town these days. Shall go check it out!


Yeah I really need to get a coat at least. Any idea how good the weather is going to be like in December? Hovering around 0degrees?


Thanks for the advice! If not I would definitely get a panic attack on that day, what more after my jet lag.

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let me suggest that you both get silk long johns on line before you go -- they really make a difference and yet don't really overheat you. If it were me I would be sure I had polartek pullovers and a down jacket BEFORE arrival -- it is really difficult in my experience to quickly locate the exact thing you want when you have so little time. You will have luggage and a train to catch and no guarantee the first 3 stores you go to will have what you want. No chance of ordering this stuff on line?