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Ricki Stevenson's Black Paris Tours

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Address: 4 avenue Mac Mahon, 75017 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 6 62 68 03 96
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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A walking-public/city bus tour that takes you to the Paris haunts, hangouts...

A walking-public/city bus tour that takes you to the Paris haunts, hangouts and places made famous by African-Americans. Founded in 1997 by former newscaster and travel reporter, Ricki Stevenson, Black Paris Tours provides little-known facts about the early presence of Africans and African Americans in the City of Light and introduces travelers to great jazz clubs, Diaspora museums of interest and restaurants worth writing home about!

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Learning about the Afro-Parisian experience: both past and present

I highly recommend this tour. Nawo, our guide was lovely and so knowledgeable. I gained a whole new perspective on Afro-Parisian history. Also, I am glad I included the trip to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I highly recommend this tour. Nawo, our guide was lovely and so knowledgeable. I gained a whole new perspective on Afro-Parisian history. Also, I am glad I included the trip to Little Africa. That Senegalese meal was one of my favorites in Paris.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ricki's tour provides a comprehensive view of Paris with a lens on the influence of African Americans . She spends the first hour teaching us about the culture and layout of the city. During the walking tour, Ricki points out the influence of the African Blacksmiths that is heavily prevalent in the majority of the iron work in the city.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On Oct. 28, 2016 I took this tour. It was so informative and eye-opening. So many things we know nothing about and not taught in the USA, even during February. Too much to absorb in one tour. Would love to go back again and stay awhile and do the tour again and explore. Ricki Stevenson is so knowledgeable. Loved the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Did the tour today with both Ricki and Miguel! It was so enriching and informative. I learned so much about the African and African American influences in Paris. Also learned a great deal about the general layout of the city and customs to become more integrated into the culture. Ricki is a wealth of information. She is very confident and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the most informative tour that I have ever taken. The knowledge of Black Paris was astounding. I have learned more from her in one day than I did in all of my history lessons in school. I didn't know what to expect of a Black Paris tour. But this tour was nothing I expected. The lessons learned about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This trip was the most enlightening walk through African history. I took the tour28 October 2016. Absolutely amazing from the time Ricki introduced herself, and until we hugged goodbye I felt a connection with my history. When Ricki speaks about each historical event you can feel it in your soul as her eyes light up when talking about Josephine Baker,... More 

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BlackParisTours, Owner at Ricki Stevenson's Black Paris Tours, responded to this review

Merci Madame Tela J....Merci, merci, thank you for your wonderful review of your Black Paris Tour experience! It is always a pleasure to share this history with folks who get as excited about it as we do! I'm told that I close my eyes when I get into the stories of "those who came before" in Black Paris. Thank you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Ricki is a wonderful guide and so knowledgeable about the Africans and African-Americas who came to Paris. They were embraced by the French, thrived, shared their talents and enlightened this beautiful city. Do the full day tour, so worth it as Ricki will share all the history you can absorb.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is unlike any tour I've taken. Instead of a typical tour which is just surface info and picture taking, this was an amazing history lesson. It has reawakened my interest in learning so much more about what people of African descent (not just African Americans) have done in and for the city of Paris. I recommend doing the full... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Sept 26, 2016 AHHH-MAZINGGG would be such an understatement. This tour was so fulfilling for me. I came here on a solo trip and was beginning to feel a disconnect because of the culture difference and language barrier. After the tour, I fell in love with Paris because I had learned sooo much about black history. Had NO idea we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Wow! Who knew black people have such a rich history in Paris. Ricki Stevenson is an impressive guide and extremely knowledgeable. I had a great experience. I highly recommend this to those who love history and aren't looking for your "typical tour" it's very comfortable and Ricki is like talking to a family member. She will have you brush up... More 

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