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A Passion for Paris and Storytelling

Philippe Hertzberg founded Secret Journeys to share his love and respect for Paris with guests worldwide. After a career immersed in narrative journalism at The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, and Lonely Planet, he believes in the power of storytelling to engage and inspire curiosity while preserving the city's heritage. Secret Journeys is committed to enhancing travel sustainably.
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Secret Journeys is a member of the American Chamber of Commerce in France, the Paris Tourist Office and the LGBTQ+ International association.

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Paris is a place, a promise, a mystery, a dream. Whether you are visiting for the first time or the hundredth, there is always something new to discover. Our deep knowledge and personal connections, combined with the art of storytelling, will open doors to a Paris that you never imagined – and will never forget.

– Philippe Hertzberg, Founder & CEO


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.

Janine Eberle

As writer and editorial consultant, Janine helps shape our experiences.

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.