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Created in 1999, the Secrets of Paris is the oldest independent and locally-owned website about Paris in English, for both visitors and residents. Discover what you've been missing:

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Calendar of Paris Events

October 21-30 A bit like a smaller, cozier version of the Foire de Paris, the Foire d'Automne at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles is a trade show of food and wine, home decor, beauty and fashion, and all French arts de vivre. Open 10am-7pm, entry €9. 

October 27-29
The last big electronic music festival of the year, the Pitchfork Festival, takes place over three days at the Grande Halle de la Villette (Parc de la Villette, 19th). One-day passes €54,  three-day passes €120.

October 28 - November 1
Stuff yourself with all kinds of chocolately goodies at the annual Salon du Chocolat, at the Paris-Expo - Porte de Versailles (metro line 12), 10am-7pm. Entrance €14. You can get advance tickets online or ask at your favorite chocolate shop if they have any extra invitations. Avoid the weekend unless you're a masochist! Here are some Salon du Chocolat tips from a previous article by Secrets of Paris intern Tara Oakes. 

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N'Importe Quoi Photo of the Week

They might be small, but the spring flowers are starting to poke their way up through the still cold soil and these miniature tulips are already blooming on the Place d'Italie.

Some bulbs peeking through on the other side, one more day of this gorgeous sun should do it! Below, the daffodils brighten up the hazy morning at the Jardins du Palais Royal (and the fountain is operating again).


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Reader Comments (4)

Hi Heather - what a lovely blog! I found you via Carol at Paris Breakfasts and will definitely stop back often.

I love Paris - springtime or not! In addition to playing the Irish harp, I'm also writing a book about some Parisian experiences I've had.

March 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy Kortuem
Ah, spring is on its way, finally!
Lovely images.
Haooy spring,
(here thanks to Carol)
March 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMerisi, Vienna
Welcome to all of the Paris Breakfasts (http://parisbreakfasts.blogspot.com/) readers who have dropped by!
March 10, 2011 | Registered CommenterHeather Stimmler-Hall
I love Paris in the springtime.... as the famous song goes. I too love all the flowers around Paris, thanks for the great blog.
March 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMonique

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