Secrets of Paris

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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

October 8th
The 14th arrondissement isn't particularly known for its cool cafés and interesting nightlife hotspots, but now there's at least one sure bet at the Porte d'Orléans. Opened in July and officially inaugurated today, Poinçon … Continue Reading
October 3rd
In case you missed the latest news about the April fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, it seems the risk of lead contamination from the 440 tons of incinerated lead in the roof and spire was not clearly communicated to the public in a timely manner, c… Continue Reading
September 30th
Earlier this year the multi-starred French chef Alain Ducasse opened La Manufacture de Café, his own coffee roasting workshop fronted by a café and boutique on a tiny street northeast of the Place de la Bastille. I came across it by ch… Continue Reading
September 19th
If you’re a fan of vintage public transport, or just want to enjoy a free peek at some of Paris’ WWI-era omnibuses, then hop on the metro line 1 or 14 to the “Gare de Lyon” (RERs A and D also stop at this station). From the platfo… Continue Reading
September 2nd
The Maison de Balzac, home of the prolific 19th-century author of French classics such as The Human Comedy, has finally reopened after complete renovations. Even if you don’t care about French literature, the house's adorable cottage… Continue Reading