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

Through July 31
The 22nd annual Paris Jazz Festival: come enjoy traditional Parisian and international jazz music in the Bois de Vincennes's Parc Floral. Entrance to the park is 6 €.

Through August 21
The 30th annual Fête des Tuileries funfair with carnival rides at Tuileries Gardens starts today, free entry, rides with individual tickets. Plenty of food stands, too!

Through August 27
La Nuit aux Invalides is an impressive sound and light show in the courtyard of Invalides highlighting the monument's history (Louis XIV, Napoléon, Charles De Gaulle), in English on Monday and Thursday nights. Tickets €18 (adult price). See the teaser video.

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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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