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:

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Calendar of Paris Events

Book NOW for September 5-6
The American Church of Paris is hosting A Prarie Home Companion radion show with Garrison Keillor for two dates, September 5th at 8pm and September 6th at 4pm. Tickets are €31, book as soon as possible, space is limited.

Through August 24
The Paris Fun Fair (Fête Foraine) is open in the Tuileries (Louvre Gardens), daily 11am-11:45pm (until 12:45am on Friday and Saturday). Free entrance, but you’ll need to buy tickets for each ride on the usual carnival attractions, or have cash for cotton candy and the games where you can win prizes. The Ferris Wheel has excellent views over Paris! 

Through August 24
The annual Open-Air Cinema Festival takes place Wed-Sun nights at the Parc de la Villette's Triangle Prairie (M° Porte de Pantin), starting at sunset (around 10pm), free entry. This year's theme is Adolescence, including films such as Moonrise Kingdom, Scream 4, and American Graffiti.

Through August 31
Between the Lines and the Trenches, a very intimate collection of personal letters, notebooks and photos from the trenches, many never published before. At the Museum of Letters and Manuscripts (222 Boulevard Saint-Germain), through August 31st, entry €7.

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to the French food bank, Les Restos du Coeur

About Heather Stimmler-Hall

Philly-born, Arizona-raised, Minnesota-educated (Carleton College), I have a traditional news journalism background with a liberal arts bachelor's degree (Political Science major, go figure). I first moved to France in 1995 as a student, and have been living in Paris full time (with a three year detour to the French Riviera) since 1998 as an award-winning writer, editor, webmistress, publisher and tour guide extraordinaire.


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Secrets of Paris sidekicks Pedro and Lena are two espresso-powered miniature pinschers (from Cannes, they'll have you know). They roam the streets of Paris at least three times a day, sniffing out the city's hidden corners (they seem to have a weakness for open markets, particularly the rotisserie chicken stands). Rest assured, dear visitors, that they also have their own personal pooper scooper.