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The Art of Storytelling

Our expert storytellers are inspiring and captivating personalities. The Journeys crafted by Secret Journeys are as unique as the guests that seek them. Each one is created as a personalized experience, designed and led by the people who have made Paris their life's work and have fascinating stories to tell.

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.

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.

Ingrid Held

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

Jean-Jacques Serres

Jean-Jacques is the expert you want to go backstage with at the Paris Opera House

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.

Martine Anstett

A former journalist covering ballet, Martine is today the specialist of the art of "dressage" taking place at the Royal Stables of Versailles.

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.