Saturday
Feb242018

Paris Bra Shopping for the Well-Endowed Woman

It has recently come to our attention here at Secrets of Paris that some of our more buxom sisters feel slighted by the Paris bra industry. Lingerie stores are as ubiquitous as rats in the City of Light, but they usually only stock the most common sizes, which around here seem to be 30A all the way up through 30B.

Do you pass by Princesse Tam Tam and think, “I wore that size in fourth grade?” Do the sales ladies in Etam glance at your chest and shake their heads? Did you laugh bitterly at the Undiz Freeboobs! campaign? If so, we have help for you.

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Monday
Feb122018

Free Classical Concerts in Paris

Whether you live in Paris or you’re just visiting, a free concert is a great, economical way to get to know the city better. Many churches in Paris offer free classical concerts on the weekends, including intimate chamber ensembles, bombastic symphony orchestras, and vocal, organ, piano, and instrumental recitals. Normally, you get what you pay for, but here you get a beautiful venue, terrific acoustics, and world-class talent.

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Monday
Jan292018

Paris Hotels Where You're Not Yet Looking

Room at the Parister

I’ve only ever lived in the 9th and 10th of Paris, but most of my tour clients never stayed in these areas. Moreover, the guidebooks I update all the time have very few worthwhile hotels to recommend in this area, a sort of no-man’s land between Pigalle and Montorgueil.

Over the past few years, that’s started to change.

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Saturday
Jan062018

The Paris Dream Trip (Part 3): Where to Stay

Where to Stay

OK, OK, so you’ve decided on a trip to Paris, and you’ve figured out what time of year you want to go. But where on earth are you going to stay? What part of town? And what kind of digs? It's complicated. Let's talk about it.

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Monday
Dec042017

2017 Marchés de Noël – Christmas Markets


The "big" news is that there's no Christmas Market on the Champas-Elysées this year (good riddance to a market full of cheap junk). But this is Paris, so of course there are PLENTY more places to waste your money enjoy the Christmas spirit. The usual street corners will have a few chalets with mulled wine and pretzels, such as the Alsace Market in front of the Gare de L'Est and the questionably artisan stands at Place St-Germain des Près. But there are many more to choose from throughout the city. 

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Sunday
Dec032017

You say classic, I say comedy - in French with English subtitles

Want to check out the latest French theatre shows but don't understand French? Theatre in Paris has made the best French theatre productions available for English-speakers, with a dedicated English online ticketing platform, subtitles projected above the stage, and a "good seat guarantee".

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