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

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. 

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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.