Entrée to Black Paris
Other Walking Tours
In addition to our two most popular walking tours, you have a choice of nine extraordinary walks that explore Paris in a way never seen before!
- Black History in and around the Luxembourg Garden. Also a very popular walk!
Explore the Luxembourg Garden and learn about the histories of such luminaries as Richard Wright, Alexandre Dumas, Victor Séjour, Lois Maïlou Jones, Henry O. Tanner, and Barbara Chase-Riboud. Learn about the myth of the black Statue of Liberty, and see the contemporary sculpture that commemorates the abolition of slavery.
- Montparnasse - The Artists' World. See where many great African-American artists lived and worked. Learn about the French Antilleans who came to Paris to study and who created a stir amongst French and American women alike.
- The Black Pearl Walk. Celebrate Josephine Baker’s life with this walk of Montparnasse and the Champs Elysees. See where Josephine began her illustrious career, where she gave her last performance and where she was honored with a state funeral. To purchase the PDF downloadable version of this walk, please click here.
- In the Shadow of Montmartre. Walk the area south of the hill Montmartre, where the first African-American community developed after World War I. Find out about the Senegalese soldiers who served during this war, and the modern day controversy over the use of an image that depicts them.
- Richard Wright's Paris. A walk that encompasses Notre Dame Cathedral, the Latin Quarter and Saint-Germain-des-Prés, with special emphasis on Wright's haunts and activities. To purchase the PDF downloadable version of this walk, please click here.
- Retracing the Steps of Langston Hughes. See 'Black Montmartre', where Hughes worked in one of the most popular night clubs of the interwar years, and Montmartre itself, where Hughes lived during his sojourn in Paris in 1924.
- James Baldwin in Paris. Sites on this walk include the famous Café de Flore, where Baldwin rewrote Go Tell It on the Mountain and encountered his dear friend Beauford Delaney; the Brasserie Lipp and the Deux Magots – where he and Richard Wright quarreled; and several addresses where he lived, including off-the-beaten-path addresses in the 7th arrondissement.
- The Spirit of Africa. Explore Château Rouge, an area with a remarkable mix of colors and cultures that features black African boutiques, restaurants, and a market street with several African food vendors. Then venture into Barbès for a taste of North Africa in Paris.
- Rendezvous Eighteenth. This walk was created in honor of African-American writer and Lyndhurst Prize winner Jake Lamar. His novel, Rendezvous Eighteenth, is set in the 18th arrondissement, where Lamar also happens to reside. See the many quarters where his protagonist, Ricky Jenks, deals with the trials and tribulations of life and love in Paris.
Our private, guided tours, led by a knowledgeable and experienced local guide, involve about 2 hours of walking. (Exceptionally, The Black Pearl Walk requires roughly 3 1/2 hours to complete.)
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We look forward to helping make your trip to Paris memorable!