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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

October 4
One of the greatest contemporary British comedians, Eddie Izzard, is bringing his show Force Majeure back to Paris, this time....en français! Mais oui! He'll be performing at the Casino de Paris one night before moving onto a week-long tour in other French cities. Even if your French sucks, you'll likely be able to follow along Eddie's own version of Franglais as he explains World History, God, Hitler, and other light topics. Tickets from FNAC starting at €25.

October 8-11
The annual Puces du Design is a free market of vintage furniture and home decor from the 1950s to today, at the Place des Vins behind Bercy Village, 12th. Over 100 stands, free entry. 

October 8-18
Celebrate Oktoberfest in Paris all week long in a huge Bavarian-themed tent at the Porte de la Villette (19th), tickets €34-€44, including €15 of drink tickets.  There will be music, Bavarian Cancan dancers, and plenty to eat and drink. Dust off the lederhosen and be ready for fun! 

Through October 18
The 32nd annual funfair carnival, the Fête à Neu Neu, opens on August 30th in the Bois de Boulogne (Porte de la Muette, 16th, M° Rue de la Pompe). Open 4pm-midnight Mon, Tues, & Thurs; 2pm-midnight Wed & Fri; and noon to midnight Sat-Sun. Free entry, ATM, Vélib station, food tents and rides (tickets purchased onsite).  

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Pin-Up Bar

Le Pin-Up
13 rue de Tiquetonne, 2nd
M° Etienne-Marcel
Tel 01 42 33 04 86

Another hip new bar for cool cats has opened in the Montorgueil district. A few streets down from the Experimental Cocktail Club, this bar has a refreshingly bright interior thanks to the whitewashed walls and high ceilings. On the ground floor you'll find the bar with its globe lamps and funky 50s (40s?) retro wallpaper. A mezzanine has round plastic chairs and windows overlooking the street. Through the beaded curtain is a mosaic tiled bathroom...

Downstairs is another whitewashed space under the vaulted stone ceilings, with another bar, a DJ, and a space used for dancing and screening films. Cocktails are served in fish-bowl-sized wine glasses. I had the Cranberry Bubble (Champagne-vodka-cranberry). There are three owners, and the night I was there it was the gallant Cyrille and his fabulously-coiffed co-owner Elise reigning over an entourage of pretty young things. Champagne by the glass €6. Great place for an apertif! 

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