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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
* Secrets of Paris Videos

Read more about the Secrets of Paris here


Calendar of Paris Events

July 13-14 Bastille Day
"Liberty, Equality, Fraternity!" Click here to read the defintitive guide to what to see and do in Paris on July 13th and 14th, what's open, what's not, how to get around, where the parties will be, and insider tips on being prepared: http://bit.ly/BastilleDayPAris

July 20 - August 16/23
Paris Plages: sand, beach trees, volley balls and bikinis -- on the Seine! Along the Right Bank quays and Hôtel de Ville until August 16th, at the Bassin de la Villette until August 23rd. This year's edition of the Paris Plages will feature many fun activities. Free entry, 9am-midnight. The 2015 schedule will be up here on opening day.

July 22-August 23
The annual Open-Air Cinema Festival takes place Wed-Sun nights at the Parc de la Villette's Triangle Prairie (M° Porte de Pantin), starting at sunset (around 10pm), free entry (deck chair rentals from 7:30pm). This year's haunting and spooky and horrific theme is "Home Cinema" (all films can be downloaded to watch at home from the website), including: Last Days, Beetlejuice, shutter Island, The Shining, Moulin Rouge, the Ghost Writer, and many French and international films (all in VO with French subtitles). 

July 26
Since 1975, the finish line for the Tour de France has been at the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs Elysées. Join the crowd of Parisians and tourists alike to see the winner of the race. Expected arrival time: 5:30pm.

Click here to see the full calendar of events...

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Wednesday
Feb272013

We're All Guilty of Green Washing (even in France)

The French group Tryo put out this great video for their song "Green Washing". Lyrics in English and French below the video. This is a song about how consumers prefer "green washing" (or the practice of slapping a green label on something that really isn't that environmentally friendly) to actually changing our lifestyle and making better choices for the planet. Something to think about...

Green Washing Lyrics (English)

We want green (6x) washing
We want plane rides
airbus, and diesel
mandarins all seasons

Great trip in the sky
some high tech at home
new technologie
We want to say sorry
and ease our mind

we want meat from argentinia
some meat at every meal
work-food in the kitchen
we want sugar, we want fat
we want less expensive, we want better
we wany always a little of somewhere else
We want the sea, we want summer
even in winters we want to tan

we want green (6x) washing
it's us, the best pinnochios of marketing
we want green (6x) washing

we want pebbles under sands
We want beaches of white sands
networks for our cell phones
we always want the network to be on maximum
we want reasonables orgies
greats concrete exchangers
and friends always available
we want party and ghettos

we want green (6x) washing
we're the best pinnochios of marketing
we want green (6x) washing

we want water that always flows
and less wrinkles
we want youth in a powder
we want snow in summer
greats buildings under the sun
we want pharaonic monuments
we want everywhere the same
some wi-fi and digital

we want green (6x) washing
it's usthe best, pinnochios of marketing
we want green (6x) washing

we want to phosphate-free detergents
all organic shampoo
forests for our 4x4s
Coal in our cosmetics
abusive slogans "more white than white" "more green than green"
ecological mascaras while we get high with nuclear

we want green (6x) washing
we want green (6x) washing
we want to say sorry, ease our mind
we want green (6x) washing
we want the sea, we want summer, we want to tan
we want green (6x) washing
we want parties and ghettos
we want green (6x) washing
we are the best
we want green (6x) washing

Green Washing Lyrics (French)


On veut du green, green, green, green, green, greenwashing

on veut des tours d'avions
des airbus, du diesel
des mandarines toutes les saisons
des grands voyages dans le ciel
du high tech à la maison
de la nouvelle technologie
on veut pouvoir dire pardon et
soulager son esprit

on veut d la viande d'argentine
d la bidoche à tous les repas
de la work-food dans la cuisine
on veut du sucre, on veut du gras
on veut moin cher on veut meilleur
on veut toujours un peu d'ailleurs
on veut la mer, on veut l'été
même en hiver on veut bronzer

On veut du green, green, green, green, green, greenwashing
c'est nous les as les pinnochio du marketing
On veut du green, green, green, green, green, greenwashing

on les galets sous le sable
on veut des plages de sable blanc
du réseau pour nos portables
on voudrait 4barres tout le temps
des orgies résonnables
des grands échangeurs de béton
et des amis toujours joignables
on. veut des bals et des ghettos

On veut du green, green, green, green, green, greenwashing
c'est nous les as les pinnochio du marketing
On veut du green, green, green, green, green, greenwashing

on veut de l'eau toujours qui coule
et des rides un peu moin creusées
on veut de la jeunesse en poudre
on veut de la neige en été
des grands buildings sous le soleil
des monuments pharaonniques
on veut partout partout pareil
delà wi-fi du numérique

On veut du green, green, green, green, green, greenwashing
c'est nous les as les pinnochio du marketing
On veut du green, green, green, green, green, greenwashing

on veut des lessives sans phosphate
du shampoing tout organique
des forêts pour nos 4x4
du charbon dans nos cosmétiques
des slogans abusifs "plus blanc que blanc" "plus vert que vert"
mascaras écologique pendant qu'on se shoot au nucléaire

On veut du green, green, green, green, green, greenwashing
On veut du green, green, green, green, green, greenwashing
on veut pouvoir dire pardon, soulager son esprit
On veut du green, green, green, green, green, greenwashing
on veut la mer on veut l'été on veut bronzer
On veut du green, green, green, green, green, greenwashing
on veut des bals et des ghettos
On veut du green, green, green, green, green, greenwashing
c'est nous les as
On veut du green, green, green, green, green, greenwashing

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Reader Comments (1)

Brilliant!
Thanks Carolg
March 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterParisbreakfast

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