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

Entries in nightlife (5)

Sunday
Jan192014

Newsletter #134: January 18, 2014

 In this issue: 


* A Big Year for Secrets of Paris!
* A New Private Cocktail Club
* Taxi Wars
* Hilarious French Language Mistakes
* Found Cameras and Memory Cards
* Shoes with a Conscience
* Cool, Collapsible Bike Helmet
* War Touring, Patrimoine & Wine
* Farm Tents and Tree Houses
* French Culture Insights
* Change at French Cash Registers
* Paris Events Calendar 

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Saturday
Dec292012

New Year's Eve in Paris 

Still looking for ideas for New Year's Eve in Paris? The city is full of bars, clubs, brasseries, restaurants, pubs, concerts, parties…Phew. It can be overwhelming at the best of times, never mind on December 31st. Luckily, we’re here to help! Whatever your idea of a good night out, there should be something in this round-up to help you see 2012 out with a bang!

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Tuesday
Mar312009

Newsletter #90: March 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: * From Heather’s Desk * New Dining Reviews * Paris Nightlife News * What to do with your Jar of Centimes * Becoming French * Dark Walking Tours in the City of Lights * Buy or Sell Discount Train Ticket * Find Your French Relatives * Discount Tickets for Teens on Weekends * Secrets of Paris Blog & Calendar * Naughty Paris in London and New York * Gold in Them Archives

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Thursday
Feb262009

Newsletter #89: February 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: * Farewell Ric! * Read This Before You Purchase a Eurail Ticket * Helping Others * A Very Unique B&B near the Flea Market * Ten New Dining Reviews * Où sont les toilettes? * Bilingual International Directory Assistance * New Postal Rates * Nightlife News * Computer Help in Paris * Secrets of Paris Blog & Calendar * Naughty Paris is coming to Geneva!

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Saturday
Jan172009

Newsletter #88: January 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: * The Carte Orange is Officially Gone Baby, Gone * Public Reimbursed for Paris Train Strike * Three Dining Reviews: César, Marty, Scoop * French Foodie Sites * New 2009 Fooding Guide * Fun, Food & Fraternité at Le Petit Ney Café * Valentine’s Day in Paris * French Discount Sites * It’s “Les Soldes” at Secrets of Paris! * Comparing Mobile Phone Offers * Nightlife News * Sites for the South of France * SOS Help Seeks Spring Volunteers * Secrets of Paris Correspondents Wanted * Gold in Them Archives * Secrets of Paris Blog & Calendar * Heather’s Tours and Vacation Planning Help You Save * Where to Find Naughty Paris...

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