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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:

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Calendar of Paris Events

October 8-12
The theme for the 81st annual Fête des Vendanges, the grape harvest festival, is Montmartre Fête les Poètes. Events include a parade, grape stomping, the food & wine tasting village, cooking demos, live music, and tons of other fun stuff. Check out the entire program, the online boutique (get your commemorative bottles of wine!) and other info about the festival here.

October 12 
Stock up on fall reading material for a handful of euros and support the English-language SOS Helpline at their Autumn Book Sale today from noon-4pm at Orrick Law Offices (31 ave Pierre Ière de Serbie, 16th, M° Alma-Marceau). Paperbacks €1, hardcovers €2, all categories for adults and kids, as well as bake sale items. Those who want to donate books can drop them off during the sale.

October 16-17
Blending culture with social, Sinfonietta Paris brings you an evening of Mendelssohn and Brahms exquisitely performed by a brilliant ensemble of young professional musicians. At the Institut FInlandais (Latin Quarter, 60 rue des Ecoles, 5th) from 8-11pm. Tickets €25 (wine and hors d'oeuvres included). The address will be mailed once confirmed; the performance on the 4th December is in the 17th; on the 5th December it's in the 1st. Register on the website; places limited. 

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Entries in Dual Citizenship (5)

Tuesday
Dec212010

Newsletter #102: December 2010

Saturday
Nov132010

Becoming French, Part 5: The Waiting Game

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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