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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
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* Monthly Secrets of Paris newsletter
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Calendar of Paris Events

June 12-14
The Salon du Vinatge is always a fun event in Paris, whether you're shopping for clothing, accessories, vinyls, and home decor, or just to hear the retro DJ tunes and the festive atmosphere. Free entry, at the Halle des Blancs Manteaux (48 rue Vieille du Temple, 3rd). 

June 12-14
The Portes d'Or is a chance for all the artistic workshops in the Goutte d'Or (18th arrondissement) to open their doors to the public. Over 80 painters, sculptors, jewelery-makers and many others who live and work in the Goutte d'Or wish to share their creativity. Please come support the community and experience these unique productions. 

June 13-14
The artists of the 5th (Mouffetard) and 13th (Butte aux Cailles/Gobelins) districts knows as Lézarts du Bièvre open their studios to the public for two days, 2-8pm. Free entry. Info points and maps here.

June 14
Get out your fancy hats and picnic baskets for the annual Prix de Diane races at Chantilly Hippodrome (just 45 minutes north of Paris from Gare du Nord). Read more about the event here. 

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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Monday
Dec112006

Win a Naughty Paris Tour!

Looking for that extra-special Christmas present? Wondering how you can help those less fortunate than you during the holiday season? Want an insider peek into the naughty side of Paris? Of course you do!

Lucky for you, it's time for the annual Menu for Hope campaign to benefit the United Nation's World Food Programme. For just $10 donation per ticket, you get a chance to win some really cool prizes donated by foodie bloggers from around the world, including personalized cookbooks, gourmet food goodies, wine-tasting classes, gastronomic tours of various cities, and....(drum roll, please)....the very first Naughty Paris tour by Yours Truly!

Offered as a sneak preview of my upcoming guide, "Naughty Paris: The Good Girls' Guide to Being Bad in the City of Light", the Naughty Paris half-day tour (for up to four people) includes visits to an upscale corset and fetish clothing boutique, an erotic literature store, and even a naughty perfume maker whose scents will make you blush! And to keep up our energy, we'll be sure to stop between each boutique for some naughty indulgences -- a handful of heavenly French pastries, a shot of sinfully strong absinthe liqueur, and a mug of wickedly thick hot chocolate (or creamy Italian gelato, depending on the season). Of course, the lucky winner also gets to pick my brain during the tour for all of the best naughty nightlife recommendations, from the sexiest cabarets to the best clubs to check out the local singles' scene! 

Not interested in Naughty Paris? No problemo! Menu for Hope raffle isn't completely random -- you get to actually choose which prize you want to win. The list of goodies and how to participate in the raffle can be found at  here. The campaign ends on December 22nd. Winners will be announced and the prizes sent to corresponding winners after January 1st 2006.

Note: Menu foir Hope III will once again be using the site FirstGiving to collect the donation, which, in the interest of transparency, will do all the collection and forward the funds directly to the World Food Programme.

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Reader Comments (1)

You are indeed a very naughty girl...but not too naughty for making some a terrific contribution to Menu For Hope III.
The auction's off to a roaring start, thanks to you and many others. Hope that your readers will enjoying bidding on your tour, as well as the many other fabulous prizes available!
December 12, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

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