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 
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Calendar of Paris Events

May 15-17
One of the biggest flower shows in France, Journées des Plantes de Courson, takes place this weekend at the Chateau de Chantilly, just 45 minutes north of Paris from the Gare du Nord. Entry €20 (or €17 if you get your tickets online before May 14).

May 16
Check out your favorite Paris museum at night during the 11th annual Nuit Européenne des Musées, when all over Europe museums stay open all night...for free! 

June 21
Celebrate Fête de la Musique in 17th-century aristocratic style at Château Vaux-le-Vicomte for their annual costumes dance event, La Journée Grand Siècle, in honor of the 400th anniversary of the original owner, Nicolas Fouquet. There will be an elegant picnic in the chateau gardens, live music and dancing, as well as carriage rides and sword-fighting shows. If you don't have a costume gown you can rent one on-site from €17. 

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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.

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