Secrets of Paris
Categories: Arts & Culture Tips Sightseeing The SceneBlogger: 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.
Most of us agree that America got off to a rocky start this year—all that niggling about healthcare, Russians, and nukes—but sometimes it helps to step back and survey the landscape. After all, couldn’t things be worse? Yes, in fact, th… Continue Reading
Guest post by Anne Daignault It's April and Paris is living up to its reputation, each day warmed by the springtime sun, the flowering chestnuts seducing the fastest walker into the nearest park to sit on a bench, smell the lilacs and listen to th… Continue Reading
If you’re not a fashion tragic, you may be tempted to skip this exhibition of la mode in France during World War I. But even if you’re not ga-ga over gowns, don’t dismiss it – it goes well beyond its brief to provide an intriguing… Continue Reading
The Prize is a dark comedy starring Alysson Paradis about an esteemed historian, paranoid that his latest award is cursed. If it doesn’t kill him, his family just might! This Woody Allen-esque play with risqué French humour follows a pa… Continue Reading
One Sunday not long ago, on a Paris street that shall remain nameless, I met up with a mustachioed Frenchman we’ll call Gilles. He wore tattered blue coveralls and carried a four-foot-long iron bar. When no one was looking, he pried open a manhole c… Continue Reading