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Calendar of Paris Events

October 21-30 A bit like a smaller, cozier version of the Foire de Paris, the Foire d'Automne at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles is a trade show of food and wine, home decor, beauty and fashion, and all French arts de vivre. Open 10am-7pm, entry €9. 

October 27-29
The last big electronic music festival of the year, the Pitchfork Festival, takes place over three days at the Grande Halle de la Villette (Parc de la Villette, 19th). One-day passes €54,  three-day passes €120.

October 28 - November 1
Stuff yourself with all kinds of chocolately goodies at the annual Salon du Chocolat, at the Paris-Expo - Porte de Versailles (metro line 12), 10am-7pm. Entrance €14. You can get advance tickets online or ask at your favorite chocolate shop if they have any extra invitations. Avoid the weekend unless you're a masochist! Here are some Salon du Chocolat tips from a previous article by Secrets of Paris intern Tara Oakes. 

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Entries in Camille Malmquist (6)


Dining on the Canal St-Martin

Secrets of Paris contributor Camille Malmquist reviews a typical French bistro on the Canal St-Martin...

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Domaine de Lintillac

Secrets of Paris contributor Camille Malmquist reviews a classic Southwestern French restaurant in the 7th that won’t cause a crisis in your bank account...

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The Food Bouquiniste

Secrets of Paris correspondent Camille Malmquist finds a Parisian bouquiniste specializing in rare and vintage French cookbooks...

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The Best Coffee Beans in Paris

My search for coffee beans in Paris started early. A few weeks after arriving, remembering why I stopped drinking coffee from the grocery store, I wanted to find a source for quality, hand-roasted coffee beans...

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Greenmarket Alternatives

Imagine, someone else doing the shopping for you, bringing you the best, locally or regionally sourced, organic foodstuffs...

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Rue J-P Timbaud

Okay, so his full name is Jean-Pierre Timbaud, but I like to think we’re on a nickname basis. Running the width of the 11th arrondissement from the 3rd to the 20th, and just a few streets away from the more well-known rue Oberkampf, J-P offers up a wide array of shops, bars, and restaurants in a hip, bohemian atmosphere...

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