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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:

* Custom Travel Content 
* Free Paris Resource Guide
* Calendar of interesting Paris events
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Calendar of Paris Events

December 6-14
The annual Féeries d’Auteuil takes place at the non-profit children's organization Apprentis d'Auteuil (40 rue Jean de la Fontaine, 16th, M° Jasmin or Eglise d'Auteuil) with a Christmas market, food stands, flea market, concerts, vintage carrousel and nativity scenes, from 11am-7pm. Live singing performances on St-Sun at 5:30pm. 

December 10-14
"Le Noël des Créateurs", highlights up-and-coming designers and artisans selling ther crafts "Made in France". Come for original and unique holiday gifts! You'll find 15 chalets along the Petit Ceinture (former railway) at Located at 83 boulevard Ornano, 18th (direct access to the Petite Ceinture through la Recyclerie, right outside metro Porte de Clignancourt).

December 20-21
The Village St-Paul (entrances along Rue St Paul, 4th) is having its winter brocante (flea market) this weekend, with outdoor stands in addition to the antique and vintage shops and other fun shops in the cobblestone courtyards. 

Through December 21
The newest musical comedy at the historic Folies Bergère is a high-energy burlesque show around the theme of love with dancers, acrobats, and singers performing French, American and British songs (many which you'll recognize in the preview below). Love Circus is the perfect alternative to the Moulin Rouge (including its busloads of tourists and high prices). Tickets €29-€84 (by seating area), no dinner included, discounts for booking online. 

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

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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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