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Ricki Stevenson's Black Paris Tours

4 avenue Mac Mahon, 75017 Paris, France
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Hello, we just flew back from Paris, but our tour that we had on Friday April, 6th (a whole 2 weeks... read more

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Sheila C
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Very Informative and Highly Recommended

This tour was well worth our day. It provided a robust overview of Parisian history in general and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kdbwright
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chicago
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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!
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“black history” (41 reviews)
“josephine baker” (42 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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4 avenue Mac Mahon, 75017 Paris, France
Champs-Élysées

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Hello, we just flew back from Paris, but our tour that we had on Friday April, 6th (a whole 2 weeks ago) has not left my mind. What a way to kick off a Paris experience. I have been to Paris 6 times, but this...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was well worth our day. It provided a robust overview of Parisian history in general and an in depth review of the historical contributions of Black people. It was eye opening and sadly reminded us of just how much or how little we...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the Black Paris Tour in March, 2018 and it was fabulous!!!! Our guide Miguel was personable and extremely knowledgeable about Parisian history and how African-American lives intertwined with all things French. We laughed, listened, walked, rode and made our way through Black...More

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BlackParisTours, Public Relations Manager at Ricki Stevenson's Black Paris Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Black Paris Tours Traveler (SuBaGo22) We appreciate the fact he can talk about our history in Paris and still make it a fun day or 2/3 day in your case. We hope you will return to the City of Light soon and spend the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent Tour. So much that you don't get from riding a bus and listening to pre-programmed chatter. Wow! Ms. Crawford was great!More

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BlackParisTours, Public Relations Manager at Ricki Stevenson's Black Paris Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Black Paris Tours Traveler, Tina W, Thank you for your enthusiastic response to your day spent exploring Black Paris history with our super scholar-guide, Mme Nawo Crawford. We're always shrilled when our guests enjoy experiencing our history from an up close and personal walking...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An awesome tour full of rich history, helpful tips for navigating Paris and an overall phenomenal learning opportunity!More

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BlackParisTours, Public Relations Manager at Ricki Stevenson's Black Paris Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Black Paris Tour Traveler (Mme Vorricia H) Merci beaucoup for your short but very powerful review of your time spend exploring the history of Blacks in Paris and France! We are thrilled when our guests speak of our tour as a valuable learning experience......More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a great time on the Black Paris Tour on my visit there last week. I was on a solo journey to Paris and came to the tour on my 3rd day in. I found the tour guide, Nawo, deeply knowledgeable; sharing so many...More

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BlackParisTours, Guest Relations Manager at Ricki Stevenson's Black Paris Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Monsieur Hemphill, Thank you for reviewing your day spent with our scholar-guide, Mme Crawford on your Black Paris Tour! We are thrilled when our BPT travelers enjoy and learn from our experience and get the info they need to navigate Paris like a local....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great tour learning about the history of blacks in Paris. We had a small group so it made the tour more manageable and our guide was very knowledgeable. I was very disappointed with the second half of tour especially the restaurant. While...More

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BlackParisTours, Public Relations Manager at Ricki Stevenson's Black Paris Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Black Paris Tour Traveler Ready2travel320, Glad to hear you had a great day exploring African/African American history with Black Paris Tours! France is a very different culture so you'll find the bathrooms, most of them downstairs and not spotlessly clean are NOT what we've...More

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Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

I went on the Black Paris Tour on 2/16/18 and it exceeded my expectations. Our guide Miguel first treated us to breakfast at Cafe Lateral around the corner from the Arc de Triomphe. He was personable and oh so knowledgeable about all things French. From...More

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Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

Bonjour Ricki, I just wanted to share sentiments from my family and I that the Blacks in Paris tour exceeded our expectations in every way. Beginning with Nawo - who was an exceptional tour guide- the tour, insights, sights, history and lunch were splendid. We...More

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Reviewed January 31, 2018

Our first trip to Paris was a full three days and 3 nights. I am so grateful in that my desire for a cultural experience in Paris, I discovered Black Paris Tours. Anticipation of and the actual tour really set the tone for a trip...More

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BlackParisTours, Public Relations Manager at Ricki Stevenson's Black Paris Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2018

Dear Black ParisTours Traveler/CarleneC709, Thank you/Merci for your detailed, thorough review of your day spent touring Paris with our senior scholar-guide Nawo! We LOVE it when our travelers appreciate our scholar-guides and the experience and information they provide! Thank you for appreciating the cultural cues...More

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Donna M
July 8, 2017|
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Hi Cl J, Yes it is in English. Actually Ricki is originally from Oakland California. She hires the most wonderful guides when she is not doing the Tour herself. Wear comfortable shoes and be ready to be amazed. Best to... More
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May 25, 2017|
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Our tour is actually geared toward independent travelers so we ask our guests to meet us at a sweet little French cafe near the Arc de Triomphe to start their full day or two thirds day walking-city bus tour. For those... More
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Salut Mme Brand! Your travel agent created your reservation but provided an incorrect email address. She left out one letter in your name thus creating the confusion! After going back and forth, we finally received your... More
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