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:

* Custom Travel Content 
* Free Paris Resource Guide
* Calendar of interesting Paris events
* Private Tours
* Monthly Secrets of Paris newsletter
* Secrets of Paris Videos

Read more about the Secrets of Paris here


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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Saturday
Mar052011

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.

Amy
March 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy Kortuem
Ah, spring is on its way, finally!
Lovely images.
Haooy spring,
Merisi
(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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