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

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Calendar of Paris Events

November 5-13
The 41st annual Salon Marjolaine, the largest organic fair in Paris, takes place this week at the Parc Floral (Bois de Vincennes) with 550 stands selling everything organic you could imagine. There are also plenty of food stands for lunch onsite, a vestiaire, and a little shuttle from the metro Château de Vincennes to the entrance of the Parc Floral. Open 10:30am-7pm. Entry €10, but you can get a €3 discount voucher on the website to print out in advance. You can also see my article and video from my visit in 2010.  

Marchés de Noël - Christmas Markets are Here! 
Am I the only one who thinks it's wrong that the Christmas Market opens on the Champas-Elysées before Beaujolais Nouveau?  The two largest are opening mid-month this year.
- November 11-January 8 on the Avenue des Champs Elysées
- November 17-December 27 at the Esplanade de La Défense
Other Christmas Markets will be opening around Paris in December, see the full list (en françaishere.   

November 17 
Although it's rather low-key in France compared to the hype it gets in America, the annual Beaujolais Nouveau festival takes place in wine bars throughout Paris today. Read all about the history and the different varieties (good, bad, ugly) and where to celebrate in Paris in this excellent article by Aaron Ayscough, The Redemption of Beaujolais Nouveau (read the 2014 update here and his current on-location exploration of the Beaujolais region here). And for fun, here's a link to the little video I made at the Beaujolais dinner I attended in 2010 with Meg Zimbeck of Paris by Mouth and Bryan Pirolli.  

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Entries in Disney (5)

Friday
Jun272014

Newsletter #143: June 22, 2014

In this Issue:
    
* Buy Heather a Cup of (crappy) Coffee
* Good Coffee in Paris
* How to Know You're Becoming French
* Tallest Street Art in Europe
* Madeleines in a Little Paris Kitchen
* Normandy Food Tour
* The Best Way to Learn the French Revolution
* New Ratatouille Ride at Disneyland Paris
* Affordable Business Class Flights Paris – NYC
* How to Behave in French Restaurants
* Read France Magazine Online
* Exclusive Private Tour Specials
* Secrets of Paris News & Calendar
    

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Thursday
Dec272012

Disneyland Paris for the Holidays

As nice as it is to go home for the holidays, if you're stuck in Paris and feeling homesick, there's no better place than Christmas at Disneyland Paris! And right now you can get tickets for as little as €38/person...

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Friday
Aug272010

How to Survive Disneyland Paris, Part 2

Part 2 of this Disneyland Paris survival guide includes tips on using the FastPass, eating at Disneyland, and some seasonal information. And more Disney pics, of course!

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Tuesday
Aug242010

How to Survive Disneyland Paris, Part 1

Some insider tips and tricks to making the most out of your trip to Disneyland Paris...from a real Disney fan! The first part includes where to get discount tickets (for locals), what to pack, the best way to get there, and the Disney Animal Care Center for your pets.

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Sunday
Apr302006

A Day at Disneyland Paris

Here are some pics from my day at Disneyland Paris last week...

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