About Secrets of Paris

American-born travel journalist and guidebook author Heather Stimmler-Hall created the Secrets of Paris in 1999 to share the hidden side of the City of Light. Discover what you've been missing:

* Custom Travel Content 
* Free Paris Resource Guide
* Calendar of interesting Paris events
* Private Tours
* Monthly Secrets of Paris newsletter
* Secrets of Paris Videos

Read more about the Secrets of Paris here


Calendar of Paris Events

November 5-8
The boutique charity organization Emmaüs (105 Boulevard Davout, 20th) is having a "Kilo Sale" where mens, womens and childrens used clothing are sold for €10/kilo (that's a lot of clothing). Daily 11am-7:45pm. 

November 8-16
The 39th annual Salon Marjolaine, the largest organic fair in Paris, takes place this week at the Parc Floral (Bois de Vincennes) with 550 stands selling everything organic you could imagine. There are also plenty of food stands for lunch onsite, a vestiaire, and a little shuttle from the metro Château de Vincennes to the entrance of the Parc Floral. Open 10:30am-7pm. Entry €9, but you can get a €3 discount voucher on the website to print out in advance. You can also see my article and video from my visit in 2010. 

November 8-11
The Château Vaux le Vicomte is hosting its annual Palais au Chocolat. The palace will be decorated with chocolate artworks created by some of the biggest names in chocolate. Tickets are €16.50 (€13.50 for kids 6-18), which includes access to the château and gardens and exhibits throughout the estate; you can reserve them in advance online. Open 10am-6pm.

Secrets of Paris gives 10% of all tour fees
to the French food bank, Les Restos du Coeur

About the Secrets of Paris

In October 1999 Heather Stimmler-Hall began writing weekly travel articles called "Secrets of Paris" for Suite101.com (archived page). The Secrets of Paris newsletter (which began as a Yahoo! Group) was started in January 2001 as a way of sharing her latest finds and writings with friends (both French and foreign) living in Paris. In 2002 the Secrets of Paris website was created to archive the newsletters and allow Heather a place to blog additional information. By 2005, the Secrets of Paris universe grew to include a visitor resource guide, calendar and custom private tours. Through word of mouth alone the Secrets of Paris has become a popular source of alternative Paris information for both residents and visitors, with subscribers from over 30 countries.

About Fleur de Lire Press

In early 2007, the French limited liability company, Fleur de Lire EURL, was created to encompass the Secrets of Paris website, the guided tours, and a new independent publishing company. Fleur de Lire Press published its first book in a series, Naughty Paris: A Lady's Guide to the Sex City in September 2008, the Paris Pastry Guide iphone app and eBook in 2011 and Naughty New York in 2012. In summer 2009, the Secrets of Paris was split into two separate websites: Secrets of Paris is now an insider's guide for English-speaking Parisians and those who visit regularly, while the visitor resource guide (hotels, dining, sightseeing, getting around) moved to the new site, Sleep & Eat Paris.

Secrets of Paris is owned by the French limited liability company Fleur de Lire:

FLEUR DE LIRE EURL
77 ave des Gobelins
75013 Paris
N° SIRET 494 830 821 00018
VAT#FR 13 494 830 821

"Secrets of Paris" is a registered trademark with the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) #85448407, as well as the Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle (INPI) # 386 7045.

For any questions about contributing content, advertising, or custom tours, please send Heather a message.