A word of advice. Do not wait to pack the day before you leave! I am a professional procrastinator and work well under presser, but trying to pack 4 months worth of clothing into 2 bags, keeping in mind the change of seasons and the chic style of the French, is very difficult.
Clothes everywhere, shoes, bags, sweaters, jewelry (have to use those accessories and layers when you can not bring a ton of different clothes). Rachele plays DJ, perched on my bed amongst the paperwork, while I show her shirts and outfits trying to bring the largest variety with as little as possible. Many house later we finally make it to bed for a few hours before the departure adventure begin!