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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:

* Free Resource Guide
* Calendar of interesting Paris events 
* Monthly Secrets of Paris newsletter
* Secrets of Paris Tours & Travel Planning

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Calendar of Paris Events

Marchés de Noël - Christmas Markets are well underway! 
There are lots of them, and they're in full swing.  The two largest are opening mid-month this year:

- till January 8 on the Avenue des Champs Elysées
- till December 27 at the Esplanade de La Défense

Other Christmas Markets will be opening around Paris in December, see the full list (en françaishere. Click through to our full calendar to get more details.  

December 15-early January 
All of the Manèges, aka Carrousels de Paris, in the 3rd through 20th arrondissements of Paris are free for children for the holidays (my favorite is in the Jardins du Trocadéro, but the lines are longest). See the full list here. Open daily 11am-9pm.

December 7-11
Winter is circus time in Paris! Lots of options--for example the Cirque du Soleil (Dec. 7-11) with this year's Varekai performance. At the Accorhotels arena (12e), seats from 37€ to 80€. But there are lots of others. See the complete list for other circus and circus-like spectacles. 

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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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