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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
* Christmas in Paris Tours
* Monthly Secrets of Paris newsletter
* Secrets of Paris Videos

Read more about the Secrets of Paris here

Calendar of Paris Events

November 7-15
The 40th annual Salon Marjolaine, the largest organic fair in Paris, takes place this week at the Parc Floral (Bois de Vincennes) with 550 stands selling everything organic you could imagine: produce, meats, cheeses, artisan oils, wines, essential oils, herbs, teas, cosmetics, beauty products, household cleaning products, clothing, shoes, accessories, home decor, books, gardening supplies, as well as stands for environmental tourism, different green activist groups such as Greenpeace, etc.

November 12 - Seattle
Heather will be at Seattle's Paris Eastside cooking school and French boutique for the November Sip & Meet event with copies of Naughty Paris for a special price of just $27 (cover price $39). From 6-8pm, wine and nibbles, €5/person. Come say hello if you're in the area!

November 18-22
Shopping for some supplies for your creative projects? Head down to the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles for the annual Création & Savoir Faire show. Scrapboooking, knitting, gardening, baking, sewing, crafts, and decorating ideas for the holidays. Entrance €13-15, €22 for the two-day pass, open 9:30am-6:30pm (until 9:30pm Friday).  

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Secrets of Paris gives 10% of all tour fees
to the French food bank, Les Restos du Coeur


Exclusive Secrets of Paris Holidays with Heather & Bryan

Paris is a magical place during the holiday season, a place of sparkling lights, hot cocoa, charming markets, historic celebrations and gourmet feasts. This year we’d love to share this special time of year with the Secrets of Paris community. Join us for one of our exclusive, 5-day small-group holiday experiences in Paris and the French countryside over the week of Christmas or the week of New Year’s Eve, with an optional overnight excursion to Strasbourg’s famous Marché de Noël. Read more…

Custom Tours and Travel Planning

Looking for truly insider travel experience that only an experienced, professional travel expert living in Paris since 1995 can provide? Heather started the Secrets of Paris newsletter in 1999 while working as travel editor at in Paris, and since then has covered Paris and France for all of the major travel publications and websites, and has updated or authored over a dozen travel guides. She has been a professional tour guide since 2004, creating the Secrets of Paris Tours to offer unique, fully customized private tours and travel-planning services to discerning travelers. She does not do generic, one-size-fits-all “Highlights of Paris Tours”. If you’re looking for an experience that no other tour company can provide, then Secrets of Paris tours and travel-planning services may be for you. Send Heather an email with your request.

Note that we are only currently responding to requests for 2015. Inquiries for 2016 can be sent beginning January 15th, merci!

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! Email us for your Secrets of Paris discount code to get 5% off your next tour.

About Secrets of Paris Tours

Before contacting Secrets of Paris please read the FAQs and our client testimonials. Want to know more about Heather and what makes Secrets of Paris Tours different? Read more…

Secrets of Paris gives 10% of all tour fees
to the French food bank, Les Restos du Coeur