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
* Travel Writing Workshops
* Calendar of interesting Paris events 
* Monthly Secrets of Paris newsletter
* Secrets of Paris Tours & Travel Planning

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Calendar of Paris Events

May 13-16
The 27th annual Artists' Open Studios in Belleville takes place for four days in over 120 ateliers in Belleville (11th, 19th & 20th arrondissements). It's a great chance to see some neighborhoods tourists don't normally see, to meet local artists, and of course purchase some lovely artworks! Pick up a map and program at the Espace Jordain (3 rue Jean-Baptiste Dumay, 20th, M° Jourdain). Free entry. Open 2-8pm, Fri-Sat until 10pm. 

May 21
Check out your favorite Paris museum at night during the 12th annual Nuit Européenne des Musées, when all over Europe museums stay open until midnight...for free! Special flashlight tours, live music, installment arts, film screenings, costumed museum guides, and other fun events throughout the evening at each museum.

May 21-22
Attention equestrian fans: it's time for the one of the legendary horse racing events in Paris, the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris at the Hippodrome d'Auteuil (16th). There will be food trucks, snack stands and you can also dine in the panoramic restaurant overlooking the racetrack. Tickets are €8. 

Click here to see the full calendar of events...

Secrets of Paris gives 10% of all tour fees to the French food bank, Les Restos du Coeur

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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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