About Secrets of Paris

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
* Calendar of interesting Paris events 
* Monthly Secrets of Paris newsletter
* Secrets of Paris Tours & Travel Planning

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Calendar of Paris Events

Through February 19
Skate on the Eiffel Tower! This year the ice skating rink on the first level of the Eiffel Tower is back, free for those who already have a ticket for the Tower, open daily 10:30am-10:30pm. Skip the line by taking the stairs, it will help you warm up, too! Skates size 25-47 (EU), sleds and scooters for kids, gloves are required. This year's theme is Ice Hockey, though it will be less brutal than the NHL!

January 11 - February 21
The annual winter sales, aka Les Soldes. Honestly, the rules about when and how sales can take place in France since the economic crise have essentially made the sales irrelevant. There are sales all of the time now (often called "promotion" or "7 Jours BHV" or something like that). 

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Museum Tours with the Localers

Are you looking for a private or small-group, skip-the-line tours of iconic Parisian museums and monuments such as Versailles, the Louvre, Catacombs, the Musée d’Orsay, Picasso Museum, or Saint-Chapelle? Secrets of Paris has teamed up with the passionate team of fully-licensed guides, Paris Localers. There are many tour companies offering museum tours, but Localers are one of the few which are truly local (owned and operated by Parisians), and 100% legit (unlike the guides which get regularly kicked out of museums because they’re not wearing a badge). And the Localer guides are fun! Contact us for your Secrets of Paris discount code to get 5% off your next tour.