Scheduled Walking Tours
Black History in and around the Luxembourg Garden
Explore the Luxembourg Garden and the surrounding area to learn about the histories of such luminaries as Richard Wright, Chester Himes, Alexandre Dumas, and Victor Séjour. View the landscape captured by painter Loïs Mailou Jones and see the contemporary sculpture that commemorates the abolition of slavery in the French colonies.
This tour, which involves about 90 minutes of walking and standing, proceeds at a moderate pace. A roughly 5- to 10-minute narrative is made at each stop.
Each stop requires standing, but, if weather permits, sitting is possible at some of the stops.
French government regulations require that the maximum number of persons be limited to 9.
Masks must be worn (supply your own mask) and social distancing must be observed.
Participants should be able to walk the full length of the tour at a moderate pace without having to sit down to rest.
The walk requires climbing a flight of thirteen steps.
The walking tour takes place rain or shine. Be sure to dress appropriately for weather conditions on the day of your walk.
Please make arrangements to arrive on time. We do not wait for latecomers.
The tour is led by Tom Reeves, co-founder of Entrée to Black Paris.