Private access. Privileged encounters. Unforgettable moments.

Our team, promise, and services

The detail-oriented team behind Secret Journeys is dedicated to making sure that each experience is an authentic expression of French culture, gastronomy, artistry, and history.

Thanks to our reputation and special relationships, we open doors and make introductions that are exclusive to our guests.
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Philippe Hertzberg

Philippe, founder of Secret Journeys, is director of operations.

Anne Bagamery

Anne shapes, edits and writes for our website and newsletter.

Chris Welsch

Chris is our editor and a contributor to our publications.

Leah Walker

Leah is our social media expert, active on Instagram and Facebook.

Maggie Mixon

Maggie, our intern, works on everything from the website to marketing.

Sophie Stuber

Sophie is a contributing writer for our publications.



Our unique team of media professionals and storytellers pride themselves on sharing personal stories and knowledge in the most compelling manner possible.


Every one of our Journeys includes exclusive access and the opportunity to meet the very people whose work and expertise bring each location to life.


Our authors, writers, journalists, photographers, chefs, professional speakers and guides are the most engaging experts you will encounter.



Whether you are inquiring about a leisure or business trip, we will identify, plan, and tailor the best experiences to exceed your expectations.


Our versatile staff and vast network make it possible to organize a memorable visit and/or mark a special event with private access in Paris's unparalleled locations.


We will help you capture unforgettable travel moments, in print or digital format, with our team of talented journalists, photographers and videographers.