Follow in the footsteps of Josephine Baker, Langston Hughes, Eugene Bullard and other African American luminaries on this enriching seven-night stay in Paris. In the years following World War I, many Black Americans found acceptance and opportunities in the City of Light that were denied to them in the United States. Through specially designed excursions and talks, trace the journey of African Americans in France, gaining insight into why they moved to Paris and how they forever influenced French culture. In Montmartre, listen to stories about the club owners and musicians that shaped Paris’ jazz fervor, and learn about the contributions of key figures of the African diaspora. Watch a fascinating documentary, followed by an engaging discussion with the filmmakers, and enjoy an evening of jazz at a local club. Along the way, enjoy quintessential Parisian experiences: tasting divine cuisine, cruising the Seine River and exploring the incredible art scene. This small-group program, ideal for active travelers, features a first-class hotel and an extensive meal plan, including wine with dinner.
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Day 1. Depart gateway city
Day 2. Arrive in Paris and transfer to Hotel
Day 3. Paris
Day 4. Paris
Day 5. Paris
Day 6. Paris
Day 7. Paris
Day 8. Paris
Day 9. Transfer to Paris airport and depart for gateway city
Note: Itinerary may change due to local conditions. Walking is required on many excursions
- Discover how the African American expatriate community influenced Paris.
- Explore Montmartre, where African American jazz musicians created their own Harlem in the 1920s.
- Enjoy an evening at a jazz club.
- Nibble treats and French specialties during a gastronomic walking tour.
- See Paris’ most beautiful landmarks during a cruise on the Seine.
- Join an enriching tour through the Musee du Quai Branly, a premier cultural institution.
- Gain a new perspective of Parisas you explore its historic quarters, tranquil gardens and friendly neighborhoods.
- Experience Paris’ Banks of the Seine, a UNESCO World Heritage site