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

June 4
The 16th annual Carnaval Tropical parade with 4000 dancers celebrating French West Indies cultures as well as other dancers from Brazil, China, Colombia and other nations around the world. They start at Hôtel de Ville at 2pm, up to Place de la République until 6pm. Come see the dancers and try out the exotic foods on sale! 

June 19
Get out your fancy hats and picnic baskets for the annual Prix de Diane races at Chantilly Hippodrome (just 45 minutes north of Paris from Gare du Nord). Read more about the event from previous years here. 

June 24-26
Solidays is one of the best summer music festivals in France. This event unites more than 150 musicians (including Cypress Hill and Keziah Jones) and 160,000 attendees every year in the fight against AIDS, and this summer is expected to be bigger and better than ever. Day passes starting at €39.  

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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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