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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
* Private Tours
* Monthly Secrets of Paris newsletter
* Secrets of Paris Videos

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Calendar of Paris Events

Book NOW for September 5-6
The American Church of Paris is hosting A Prarie Home Companion radion show with Garrison Keillor for two dates, September 5th at 8pm and September 6th at 4pm. Tickets are €31, book as soon as possible, space is limited.

July 3
My favorite English book store, Abbey Bookshop (29 rue de la pArchiminerie, 5th), is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a street party featuring authors Stephen Clarke (Year in the Merde and his new book Dirtie Bertie) and Heather Stimmler-Hall (with the first new copies of Naughty Paris!) today from 7pm until we run out of sangria. Free entry. RSVP on Facebook.

June 25 -July 29
Les Soldes! The annual summer sales take place this year for five weeks throughout France, primarily in clothing stores, but pretty much everything is on sale now. 

Through August 31
Between the Lines and the Trenches, a very intimate collection of personal letters, notebooks and photos from the trenches, many never published before. At the Museum of Letters and Manuscripts (222 Boulevard Saint-Germain), through August 31st, entry €7.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL CALENDAR

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Secrets of Paris Newsletter #145 will be sent July 25th. Sign up here to get it emailed direct to your inbox. 

Entries in Paris (232)

Wednesday
Jul022014

Newsletter #144: July 2, 2014

In this Issue:

* Just Six Days Left!
* Le Cab to the Airport
* Dining: Manger, Le Chemise, Frame
* Velib’ for Kids
* Battle of the Somme in Metro
* New Paris Pastry App
* Paris Film Festival
* Bag Painting Workshops
* Ice at Picard, finally
* Goats in the Tuileries
* Celebrating 4th of July in Paris
* Sunny Chairs App
* English Bookshop in Paris Celebrates
* Secrets of Paris News & Calendar

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Friday
Jun272014

Newsletter #143: June 22, 2014

In this Issue:
    
* Buy Heather a Cup of (crappy) Coffee
* Good Coffee in Paris
* How to Know You're Becoming French
* Tallest Street Art in Europe
* Madeleines in a Little Paris Kitchen
* Normandy Food Tour
* The Best Way to Learn the French Revolution
* New Ratatouille Ride at Disneyland Paris
* Affordable Business Class Flights Paris – NYC
* How to Behave in French Restaurants
* Read France Magazine Online
* Exclusive Private Tour Specials
* Secrets of Paris News & Calendar
    

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Saturday
Jun212014

Buy Heather a (crappy) Cup of Coffee

If you enjoy the useful tips and insider info found in each edition of my free Secrets of Paris Newsletter since 1999, then please take a moment to show your support by making a token pledge – even just $2, or the equivalent of a crappy cup of coffee – on my Kickstarter campaign before July 8th:

http://bit.ly/NaughtyParisGuide

The official campaign goal is to raise funds for the printing of my latest guide book, "Naughty Paris: A Lady's Guide to the Sexy City", but you can still show your support even if you're not interested in getting the book nor booking a tour, either with a token pledge or by sharing this link with other Paris-lovers.

Thanks for your support!

 

Sunday
Jun082014

Newsletter #142: June 8, 2014

In this Issue:

* Big Announcement:

* Museum Pass & Picasso 
* More Security for Paris Tourists 
* Fun New Airport Hotel
* Bonpoint Baby Clothes Outlet
* Art Studio Open House 
* The Paris Store 
* Paris Pastry Update
* Wine by the Tube
* Secrets of Paris News & Calendar

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Friday
May232014

Newsletter #141: May 20, 2014

In this Issue:

* Exclusive New Tours
* Beer & Booze in Paris
* Private Boat Rentals
* Paris Haiku
* Gourmet Food Delivered
* Starting a Company in France
* Paris Dining Notes
* Friday Night Fun Run
* Stylish Liquid Smoke
* Paris Finally Gets a Dog Park
* Paris for Parents Website
* Advance Copies of Naughty Paris
* Special Advance Copies of Naughty Paris
* Paris Tourism Stats for 2013
* Secrets of Paris News & Calendar

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Friday
Feb142014

Does Paris Still Inspire Creativity?

Updated on Friday, March 21, 2014 by Registered CommenterHeather Stimmler-Hall

A guest post (with photos and illustrations) by Secrets of Paris friend and creativity coach Cynthia Morris of Original Impulse

Paris has always been a place where creative people come from around the world come to flourish. Renoir, Anais Nin, Gertrude Stein, Brassai, Picasso, Henry Miller….the list of creative luminaries whose work was positively influenced by Paris is long.  

It’s easy to make the imaginative leap where you become a creative genius in Paris, too. Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris shows that the City of Light still sparks hope for the creative person. But does it deliver beyond the clichés? Does Paris actually make us better writers and artists?

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