Why use “Gazette” to name our website’s news blog?

By Philippe Hertzberg

The name Gazette offers a link to what Secret Journeys is all about: a compelling combination of storytelling, journalism, and context. Gazzetta was Italian for a 16th-century coin that happened to be the price of the first Venetian newspaper. The French gave the word a Gallic twist in the 17th century as a label for the first newspapers in Paris. Given that Secret Journeys is based and launching in Paris, it was all the more natural for us to use this name as an homage to this beautiful legacy.