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Inspiring experts lead our Journeys for the most memorable experiences

Authors, writers, journalists, photographers, chefs, curators, professional speakers and guides... All our storytellers are passionate about their craft and excited to join you on your next Journey.

Alan Riding

Alan was the Paris bureau chief for The New York Times and then its European arts correspondent.

Benoît Quémar

Benoît is a food aficionado, consultant and journalist who loves sharing his passion for royal history.

Catherine Monroy

Catherine is a French author and journalist who has been a correspondent for Le Monde in Prague and for Le Figaro in Budapest.

Charlotte de Charentenay

With a History of Art degree from the famous École du Louvre, Charlotte shares the secret side of the Palais-Royal and Gustave Moreau Museum.

Curtis Bartosik

Curtis is a former US Army officer and current board member of the American Chamber of Commerce in France. Curtis leads our WWI Journey.

Elaine Sciolino

Elaine is a contributing writer for The New York Times and the author of "The Seine: The River That Made Paris."

Emmanuelle Vaczlavik

Emmanuelle is one of the few experts of the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte.

Gina Rarick

Gina trains racing thoroughbreds in Maisons-Laffitte after a career in journalism with the International Herald Tribune.

Harriet Welty Rochefort

Harriet is an American author, journalist and lecturer who has lived in France for more than 40 years.

Ingrid Held

Ingrid began her career as an actress and later graduated from the esteemed Ecole du Louvre et de la Sorbonne.

Laurence Debart-Johner

Laurence is passionate about Montmartre and knows intimately the story behind its vineyard "Le Clos Montmartre."

Lily Heise

Lily is a Canadian journalist and writer, living in Paris and expert on all things romantic in the city of light and love.

Sophia Zaïme

Sophia is a wine expert and the founder of Madame Wine.

Susan Hermann Loomis

Susan is an internationally-recognized expert on food and an award-winning journalist/author.

Thierry Secretan

Thierry is a photojournalist and author whose work appeared on the BBC, Canal+ and 60 minutes.