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. 

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Entries in Dual Citizenship (5)

Tuesday
Dec212010

Newsletter #102: December 2010

Saturday
Nov132010

Becoming French, Part 5: The Waiting Game

Updated on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 by Registered CommenterHeather Stimmler-Hall

Many of you have been asking whatever hapened to my application for French-American dual citizenship after my last installment in December 2009. Well, it's a long story...but with a happy ending!

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Saturday
Dec052009

Becoming French Part 4: The Interview

My latest adventure in obtaining dual French-American citizenship...the interview!

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Sunday
Aug232009

Becoming French Part 3: More Paperwork, S’il Vous Plaît!

I finally sent in the immense dossier for my dual-nationality, and alas it comes back to me with a polite request for "More, please"...

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Saturday
Mar282009

Becoming French, Part 2: Naturalization Paperwork

There are a few ways you can qualify for naturalization in France...

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