Entrée to Black Paris
Other Black Paris Walking Tours
In addition to our three most popular private black Paris walking tours, you have a choice of ten extraordinary walks that explore Paris in a way never seen before!
- Beauford Delaney's Montparnasse. This tour honors painter Beauford Delaney, an African-American man and a universal artist who lived most of his 26 years in Paris in Montparnasse. This walk features his haunts, including two sites that bear commemorative Beauford Delaney plaques on their façades.
- Montparnasse - The Artists' World. See where many great African-American artists lived and worked. Persons discussed include Archibald Motley, Loïs Mailou Jones, Meta Vaux Warwick Fuller, and Henry O. Tanner. Learn about the French Antilleans who came to Paris to study and whose presence 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-Elysées. 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 Montmartre hill, where the first African-American community developed after World War I. See where Bricktop opened three jazz clubs, where Gene Bullard trained amateur and professional athletes, and more!
- 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 nightclubs 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.
- 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.
* The Black Pearl Walk requires roughly 3½ hours to complete.
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