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About Secrets of Paris

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 Secrets of Paris Tours
* Monthly Secrets of Paris newsletter
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Calendar of Paris Events

June 12-14
The Salon du Vinatge is always a fun event in Paris, whether you're shopping for clothing, accessories, vinyls, and home decor, or just to hear the retro DJ tunes and the festive atmosphere. Free entry, at the Halle des Blancs Manteaux (48 rue Vieille du Temple, 3rd). 

June 12-14
The Portes d'Or is a chance for all the artistic workshops in the Goutte d'Or (18th arrondissement) to open their doors to the public. Over 80 painters, sculptors, jewelery-makers and many others who live and work in the Goutte d'Or wish to share their creativity. Please come support the community and experience these unique productions. 

June 13-14
The artists of the 5th (Mouffetard) and 13th (Butte aux Cailles/Gobelins) districts knows as Lézarts du Bièvre open their studios to the public for two days, 2-8pm. Free entry. Info points and maps here.

June 14
Get out your fancy hats and picnic baskets for the annual Prix de Diane races at Chantilly Hippodrome (just 45 minutes north of Paris from Gare du Nord). Read more about the event here. 

June 21
Celebrate Fête de la Musique in 17th-century aristocratic style at Château Vaux-le-Vicomte for their annual costumes dance event, La Journée Grand Siècle, in honor of the 400th anniversary of the original owner, Nicolas Fouquet. There will be an elegant picnic in the chateau gardens, live music and dancing, as well as carriage rides and sword-fighting shows. If you don't have a costume gown you can rent one on-site from €17. 

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Entries in review (4)

Tuesday
Mar222011

Deciphering Meaningless Words: Advice from a Travel Writer on Choosing a Hotel 

Planning your spring getaway? As you sift through the seemingly endless supply of sleek magazine-style travel sites with professional photos, countless discount booking sites promising the best rates, and dozens of consumer rating sites with conflicting reviews, it helps to be aware of the insidious scourge of travel content: meaningless words. 

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Thursday
Dec022010

French Films...that don't suck: "Le Nom des Gens"

This is a touching French romantic comedy that explores issues of identity through its two main characters, a straitlaced, moderate Frenchman named Arthur Martin, and an eccentric, sexually adventurous and politically militant Franco-Algerian woman named Bahia Benmahmoud, who keeps popping out of her clothes! Discover the dark secrets they both hide from the world...

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Wednesday
Nov172010

French Films...that don't suck: "La Princesse de Montpensier"

Since I've got a Carte Illimité UGC and live across the street from a movie theatre (and a few blocks from about a dozen others), I thought I'd share some thoughts on the French films that I like...they don't all suck!

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Saturday
Sep052009

Domaine de Lintillac

Secrets of Paris contributor Camille Malmquist reviews a classic Southwestern French restaurant in the 7th that won’t cause a crisis in your bank account...

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