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

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Calendar of Paris Events

January 7 - February 17
The annual Winter Sales, aka Les Soldes, take place beginning midnight in shops throughout France, particularly on clothing.

Through February 15
Skate on the Eiffel Tower! There is an ice skating rink on the first level of the Eiffel Tower, free for those who already have a ticket for the Tower, open daily 10:30am-10:30pm. Skip the line by taking the stairs, it will help you warm up, too! Skates size 25-47 (EU), gloves are required. 

Through February 15
At the Place de la Concorde is the Grande Roue Ferris Wheel. Each enclosed "car" holds six people. €10 for adult, €5 for kids under 10, open daily 11am-midnight (Fri-Sat until 1am).  

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

Editorial Policy

 

The Secrets of Paris is an independent website dedicated to providing English-speaking Parisians (and regular visitors) with fun, useful, and interesting information about Paris.

Advertising exists to help pay for the costs of running the site, but ads do not affect editorial content, and are always clearly separated. If you subscribe to the free Secrets of Paris newsletter (emailed monthly), there are no ads in the email, and your address is never sold or given to third parties. Ever.

The Secrets of Paris is not a public service, nor does it aim to appeal to everyone. I warmly welcome everyone who appreciates this free, highly opinionated view of my adopted home. For the rest of you, I suggest a visit to the opinion-free, paid listings of the Paris Tourism Office.

For questions about advertising or contributing content, please send a message to Heather.