Here are the highlights:
Join us in celebrating the best of Black Paris, traditional France, plus get a glimpse into the life of the legendary Josephine Baker. We start in Paris with a guided walking and bus tour that retraces the illustrious lives and achievements of Black Americans who chose to live in Paris between 1784-1960. Our tours will be provided by “Walking the Spirit Tours of Black Paris” and they focus on popular areas – The Latin Quarter/St. Germain-des-Pres, Champs-Elysees and Lower Montmartre. Tour 1 (Voices and Visions in Exile) walks through neighborhoods of writers Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Chester Himes, artists Henry O.Tanner, Lois Mailou Jones and Beboppers Miles Davis and Bud Powell. On Tour 2 (The Entertainers) we relive the excitement of Black Montmartre of the 1920s and 1930s where jazz flourished alongside African art, decadence, and black entrepreneurs. You will leave Paris with enough French history to give you a well-rounded picture of the times and circumstances. In an air-conditioned private motorcoach we then travel south to the Burgundy region to discover the world-famous vineyards and their panaromas, visit a winery, tour the wine cellars, enjoy tastings and explore theold village. And for the piece de resistance we continue further south to discover Josephine Baker’s Dordogne. Here, we are guided through an exclusive tour of her former home, Chateau des Milandes, which is now an awe-inspiring tribute and sxhibit to her life.
Get all of the details.