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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:

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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.

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Paris Dining Reviews

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Entries in Paris (21)

Wednesday
Jan202010

Maoz Vegetarian Falafel

Maoz
8 rue Xavier Privas, 5th
01 43 26 36 00

Maoz
36 rue St-André-des-Arts, 6th
01 46 33 87 19

www.maozusa.com (warning, site has sound that can't be turned off)


A new falafel place is giving L'As a bit of competition! Maoz may not have Lenny Kravitz posing for photo ops with the staff, but they do have tasty falafels that you get to build yourself. Completely vegetarian, you start off with a small or large pita filled with the basics: falafel balls (minced chickpeas with herbs and spices, fried in vegetable oil) and lettuce, then you fill it up yourself from the salad bar, with tomatoes, beets, pickles, cucumbers, onions, herbs, carrots, hummus, tahini, peppers, olives, and as much hot sauce as you can handle.

You can also get hummus or aubergine (eggplant) falafels, salads, or even fries (hey, I said it was vegetarian, not health food). A large falafel on its own is €4.40. The Maoz Menu of falafel + fries + drink is €7.40. Fries are €2.20. There are two locations, only the one at St-André-des-Arts has a few stools to sit on, otherwise it's to go.

Open daily, 11:30am-1am.

Saturday
Mar282009

Pamphlet

An upscale bistro specializing in gourmet, market-fresh cuisine...

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Saturday
Mar282009

Quinze 

A quest for Brunch in the 14th...

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Thursday
Mar262009

Happy Days Diner

Fonzie and Pinky Tuscadero in Paris...

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Monday
Mar092009

Black Dog

Hiding in the back of a metal music bar near Châtelet is one of the best kept secrets of Paris: an Argentinean steak house...

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Saturday
Mar072009

Moosehead Bar

‘The Moose’ has offered Paris a reasonably close facsimile to an authentic American sports bar for over a decade...

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Thursday
Feb262009

Café Med

77 rue Saint Louis-en-I'ile, 4th. Tel 01 43 28 73 17. A good budget restaurant on the Ile St-Louis...

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Wednesday
Jan282009

Sushi Shop

A Californian discovers the closest thing to American-style sushi in Paris...

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Wednesday
Jan282009

Planet Sushi

www.planetsushi.fr Tel 08 26 00 33 33. Planet Sushi five locations in Paris open 11am-11pm...

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Friday
Jan162009

Scoop

154 rue St Honoré, 1st. Tel 01 42 60 31 84. Fresh, homemade ice cream and hamburgers near the Louvre...

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Monday
Jan122009

Marty Restaurant

20 ave des Gobelins, 5th. This historic Art Deco restaurant near Marché Mouffetard specializes in seafood and classic French dishes...

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Friday
Nov282008

Sapporo Ramen

An inexpensive, yet authentic, Japanese noodle bar near the Louvre...

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Friday
Nov282008

Mesturet

A typical French bistro with excellent prices in central Paris...

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Sunday
Oct192008

Taverne Henri IV

13 place du Pont Neuf, 1st. A cozy wine bar on the Ile de la Cité...

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Sunday
Oct192008

Wanna Juice

65 Rue Saint-André des Arts, 6th. The French have finally caught on to the healthy juice bar trend...

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Sunday
Oct192008

Pain Quotidien

Marché St-Honoré 18 Place du Marché St-Honoré, 1st. Hearty brunches served on long wooden communal tables...

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Sunday
Oct192008

Foody’s

26 Rue Montorgueil, 1st. This is as close to a soup & salad bar as the French get...

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Sunday
Oct192008

Chez Gladines

30 Rue des Cinq-Diamants, 13th. A popular and inexpensive Basque bistro on the Butte aux Cailles...

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Sunday
Oct192008

Petit Palais Café Le Jardin

Petit Palais - Musée des Beaux Arts Avenue Winston Churchill, 8th. A hidden café in the free Municipal Arts Museum gardens off the Champs-Eysées...

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Sunday
Oct192008

Café Hugo

22 Place des Vosges, 4th. Beneath the arches of the 17th-century Place des Vosges, this little café is the perfect spot for a quick snack or an an espresso...

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