Secrets of Paris

Categories: Arts & Culture Tips Sightseeing The Scene
Blogger: Heather Stimmler-Hall
Description: Created in 1999 by American-born travel journalist, author and private Paris guide Heather Stimmler-Hall, this website is home to the monthly Secrets of Paris newsletter, a weekly blog and calendar of interesting events happening around town, and a handy resource guide for Parisians of all nationalities.

Latest Posts

July 17th
There’s so much confusion over the laws about drinking alcohol in France, from the legal drinking age to where and when you can consume alcohol in public in Paris, that I thought it was time to lay it all out for you. First, the legal drinking age f… Continue Reading
July 15th
If you haven’t yet been to Ground Control, imagine an enormous, disaffected hangar behind Paris' Gare de Lyon train station transformed into a community space for locals, families, visitors, the “libres et curieux”, where you can eat, s… Continue Reading
July 12th
There's much to see and do on and around La Fête Nationale, aka Bastille Day, July 14th. This is a rundown of just some of the best options, including the dance parties, parade, and fireworks show, as well as some logistical tips on using publ… Continue Reading
July 3rd
If you’re coming to Paris this summer or fall, here are some things to make sure you know before visiting three of the most popular sites. Versailles If you visit Versailles with a museum pass, it does NOT include access to the gardens on the days … Continue Reading
June 26th
Paris is in the middle of its second heatwave of the year, so I thought it was a good time to dig into the Secrets of Paris archives to answer the question so many visitors have asked: "Is it okay to wear shorts in Paris?"  Read more... Continue Reading