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

October 8-12
The theme for the 81st annual Fête des Vendanges, the grape harvest festival, is Montmartre Fête les Poètes. Events include a parade, grape stomping, the food & wine tasting village, cooking demos, live music, and tons of other fun stuff. Check out the entire program, the online boutique (get your commemorative bottles of wine!) and other info about the festival here.

October 12 
Stock up on fall reading material for a handful of euros and support the English-language SOS Helpline at their Autumn Book Sale today from noon-4pm at Orrick Law Offices (31 ave Pierre Ière de Serbie, 16th, M° Alma-Marceau). Paperbacks €1, hardcovers €2, all categories for adults and kids, as well as bake sale items. Those who want to donate books can drop them off during the sale.

October 16-17
Blending culture with social, Sinfonietta Paris brings you an evening of Mendelssohn and Brahms exquisitely performed by a brilliant ensemble of young professional musicians. At the Institut FInlandais (Latin Quarter, 60 rue des Ecoles, 5th) from 8-11pm. Tickets €25 (wine and hors d'oeuvres included). The address will be mailed once confirmed; the performance on the 4th December is in the 17th; on the 5th December it's in the 1st. Register on the website; places limited. 

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.