SIM Cards in France
Workspace by the Hour
Dogs in Paris
Electronic Cigarette Boom
Help Light up the Palais Garnier
Traditional Chinese Tea
The Sorbet Truck
American Musical Theatre in Paris
Paris by Night Tour Scams
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:
Read more about the Secrets of Paris here
The Halle Freyssinet (55 blvd Vincent Auriole, 13th, M° Nationale) is hosting a Grande Vente de Noël holiday market today from 10am-6pm to benefit the children's charityMécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque Enfants du Monde. There will be good deals on perfume and cosmetics, books, toys, jewelry, home decor, clothing and accessories, porcelain and gourmet foods. Free entry.
November 30-December 1
Shop for local produce, meats, foie gras, dairy products, honey, oils, and other products directly from 50 local farmers at the Pari Fermier food fair, in the 15th on Rue St-Charles between rue de la Convention and le Rond-point St Charles. Open 10am-7pm, free entry.
The public is invited to attend an artists' open house featuring the prints of Marie-Laure Genelot and the ceramicist Amanda Jayne Pouillot, today from 2pm-midnight at the home of Marie-Laure and Olivier Geneot (6 rue Mizon, 15th, code 61973). Tea and cake from 4pm; wine and cheese from 7pm. RSVP email@example.com
How many tales of woe have we all shared over trying to find a hairdresser in Paris who listens? When I want what I ask for and advice I can trust, I go to Victoria at StylePixie. Over the years I've been cut, colored and -- most importantly -- taught how to best take care of and style my own hair, something I rarely get from other stylists.
If you are looking for a light, well-written and comprehensive guidebook to Paris, I recommend Duncan J.D. Smith's Only in Paris: A guide to unique locations, hidden corners and unusual objects (2013).
In this Issue:
In today's edition of the French newspaper Le Parisien you'll find a front-page headline "Dur d'être touriste à Paris!" (Tough to be a tourist in Paris!), with a two-page spread featuring differing opinions from both tourists and locals. But haven't we beat this horse dead already? Yes, Parisians can be rude, like anywhere in the world. Let's share the stories of Parisian kindness instead.
As a journalist I’ve had the rare opportunity to peek into the kitchen of many Michelin-starred restaurants over the years. But I saw something this week that surprised me, and I think it’s important to share with anyone who indulges in the occasional haute cuisine experience.