Entrée to Black Paris

Most Popular Walking Tours

Our three most popular walks take visitors to the Latin Quarter, the Champs Elysées, and the Luxembourg Garden:

  •  Black Paris after World War II. This walk highlights the lives of writers such as Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Chester Himes, and other literati. Learn about contemporary black French associations, the black heritage of the great French writer Alexandre Dumas, and the author of the French law that declares slavery a crime against humanity.
  •  On the Grandest of Avenues. Here you will see the Champs Elysées and the surrounding area, where entertainers such as Josephine Baker and Sidney Bechet worked and where James Baldwin led a march in support of Dr. King’s March on Washington.
  • Black History in and around the Luxembourg Garden.
    Explore the Luxembourg Garden and learn about the histories of such luminaries as Richard Wright, Alexandre Dumas, Victor Séjour, and Henry O. Tanner. Learn about the myth of the black Statue of Liberty, and see the contemporary sculpture that commemorates the abolition of slavery in the French colonies. 

Our tours, led by a knowledgeable and experienced local guide, involve about 2 hours of walking.

Black Paris after World War II and On the Grandest of Avenues are private tours. 

To book either of these tours, contact us by e-mail at least 6 weeks prior your departure at:

In your message, please indicate the name of the tour in which you are interested, the number of persons in your party, your date of arrival in Paris, and your date of departure.

Black History in and around the Luxembourg Garden is a regularly-scheduled walking tour. 

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We look forward to helping make your trip to Paris memorable!