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Created in 1999, the Secrets of Paris is the oldest independent and locally-owned website about Paris in English, for both visitors and residents. Discover what you've been missing:

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Calendar of Paris Events

October 21-30 A bit like a smaller, cozier version of the Foire de Paris, the Foire d'Automne at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles is a trade show of food and wine, home decor, beauty and fashion, and all French arts de vivre. Open 10am-7pm, entry €9. 

October 27-29
The last big electronic music festival of the year, the Pitchfork Festival, takes place over three days at the Grande Halle de la Villette (Parc de la Villette, 19th). One-day passes €54,  three-day passes €120.

October 28 - November 1
Stuff yourself with all kinds of chocolately goodies at the annual Salon du Chocolat, at the Paris-Expo - Porte de Versailles (metro line 12), 10am-7pm. Entrance €14. You can get advance tickets online or ask at your favorite chocolate shop if they have any extra invitations. Avoid the weekend unless you're a masochist! Here are some Salon du Chocolat tips from a previous article by Secrets of Paris intern Tara Oakes. 

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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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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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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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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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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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