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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:

* Free Resource Guide
* Calendar of interesting Paris events 
* Monthly Secrets of Paris newsletter
* Secrets of Paris Tours & Travel Planning

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Calendar of Paris Events

Through February 19
Skate on the Eiffel Tower! This year the ice skating rink on the first level of the Eiffel Tower is back, free for those who already have a ticket for the Tower, open daily 10:30am-10:30pm. Skip the line by taking the stairs, it will help you warm up, too! Skates size 25-47 (EU), sleds and scooters for kids, gloves are required. This year's theme is Ice Hockey, though it will be less brutal than the NHL!

January 11 - February 21
The annual winter sales, aka Les Soldes. Honestly, the rules about when and how sales can take place in France since the economic crise have essentially made the sales irrelevant. There are sales all of the time now (often called "promotion" or "7 Jours BHV" or something like that). 

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

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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