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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
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* 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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Entries in Paris dining (8)

Wednesday
Mar122014

Newsletter #137: March 8, 2014

In this issue:
 
* Airport Train Strike
* Two Americans in Paris 
* Dining with Stars (or Parisians)
* Affordable Loire Cycling Trips
* Cocktails & Classical Music
* Marathon de Paris Entries
* French Coffee, Meat, & Wine
* French Student Exchange
* The French Version of Netflix
* French Start-Up & Incubators
* The Sharing Economy
* Donate Your 2013 Tickets Restos
* Community Gardens in Paris
* French Farmers on Social Media
* Last Chance to Win Paris Novel
* Secrets of Paris Calendar 

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Wednesday
Jan162013

Newsletter #123: January 4, 2013

French Price Hikes for 2013
A Taste of French Spirits
World Class Organ Recitals
Paris Dining Recommendations
The Real Faces of Paris
Escape Paris on a Budget by Train + Bus
Buy/Sell Concert, Sports and Train Tickets
Music at the French Cinema
Green Paris Shopping & Recycling
Getting in Shape for 2013
Latest Museum Exhibitions
Top January Events

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Sunday
Dec232012

Paris Restaurants Open December 26th-30th

Many of you already have plans for dining on Christmas Day or New Year's Eve, but if you're looking for somewhere nice to eat in between the holidays, this is a short list of restaurants I checked earlier this week (some are also be open on the 31st and 1st, but do call to confirm):

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Thursday
Mar012012

Newsletter #115: February 29, 2012

The Haunted House of Paris
Paris Dining Recommendations
Doisneau, en Deux
Buy Real Vintage Photographs
Current Paris Reading List
English Books Shipped Free to France
Creative Paris
Live Music at L’Hotel
Other Gigs in Paris
Emergency Locksmith/Plumber/Electric Scams
The Ideal Parisian Café Experience…except…
Coming in March

 

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Tuesday
Dec212010

Newsletter #102: December 2010

Monday
Mar222010

Le Fooding Event at Châlet des Iles

Updated on Friday, March 26, 2010 by Registered CommenterHeather Stimmler-Hall

The Foodstock soirée on the Chalet des Iles in the Bois de Boulogne wednesday night was a huge success, with good food, strong cocktails, and lively bands to raise funds for Action Contre La Faim...

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