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Ricki Stevenson's Black Paris Tours

Address: 119 Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris, France
Phone Number: 06 62 68 03 96
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Ranked #86 of 708 Activities in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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Oakland, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Oh my goodness! The tour was absolutely fabulous! There was so much knowledge and information that I didn't know! I highly recommend it!You won't be disappointed it worth every penny!

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

Dear Black Paris Tour Traveler! Thank you for your enthusiastic review of the day you spent exploring Black Paris history with us! I also remember than you were one of those folks who read each and every word of the tour confirmation packet we sent to you! No wonder you had such a great time! Please come back and visit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

On October 17, 2014, I and a group of people from all over the US toured Paris with Ricki Stevenson as our guide on her "Black Paris Tour" that took us all over this beautiful city. Not only did we experience places where Africans and African Americans thrived and lived, we were treated to the history of the early tolerance... More

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

Dear Black Paris Tour Traveler! Thank you for letting us know your SECOND Black Paris Tour was as interesting as your first tour! (we promise never to repeat the same tour from year to year). We love it when our guests come back and find there's even more to discover about Black Paris! I also thank you and your group... More

Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

BPTs really connected the dots of our knowing the names of great African-Americans who found refuge in Paris before our sojourne, with also revealing THEIR IMPORTANCE to Paris from aiding with the French Resistance, The French Air Corps, and the introduction of Jazz to name a few. To know of the Global acceptance of African-Americans while being denied basic human... More

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

Dear Arto45, So glad to know your day spent exploring Black Paris history with my colleague Nawo Crawford, met and EXCEEDED your expectations! So glad that you both took the time to read your Black Paris Tours confirmation packet of info!! As you know, that packet is key to making your Paris stay a much richer, fun, easier experience! Please... More

Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This was one of the very best tours I have ever been on! It was like "One Day University on the Black Parisan Experience". Like a history professor taking her class on a field trip. I plan on staying in touch and returning to get more of the "Ricki" experience. This time I will read all the good stuff she... More

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

Dear Black Paris Tours Traveler~ Thank you for your enthusiastic review of your day spent with us exploring the rich legacy of Black history in Paris! I'm laughing that you plan to come back and (next time) read all the advance planning information we sent to you. That 8 page packet is designed to make your Paris stay as worry... More

oakland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I took the tour this fall, although it was a bit chilly and wet during my stay, the day of the tour was a nice fall day. Ricki, though she had to reschedule my tour date, she invited me to a lovely jazz, piano bar "Cafe Raye" which I enjoyed. The tour was suburb, learned a lot from Rickis' great... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I cannot thank Madamoise Ricki for an outstanding learning experience on Black life and culture in Paris. I appreciated the time set aside before the tour for orientation while enjoying breakfast with the group and having the opportunity to get a little bit acquainted with one another. I highly recommend this tour. If I had been on my own, I... More

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Bowie, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We took the tour this summer with a group from our company. We loved every minute of it. I reviewed some of the other comments. Yes, there is a lecture but I think that it sets the scene for the actual physical tour. I learned so much from the lecture and the physical tour around the city. I had no... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I accompanied two friends on Ricki's tour July 26, 2014. This was primarily a bus tour. We did make several stops, the most interesting of which was Josephine Baker's home in a suburb just outside Paris. If you have several days or a week scheduled in Paris, I'd highly recommend one of her tours. Finding the right balance between time... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I joined Ricki's July 14 (Bastille Day) Seine river cruise on July 14th, which happens to be my birthday. It was a fabulous trip. She had great fellow travelers along from all over America and Dubai, a helpful staff and tasty treats. It was a delight, as always, to share her enthusiasm for the impact of African Americans on France's... More

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complexx80
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Let me first say that I debated on whether or not to write a review of this tour because I feel that my situation may be unique. I am only writing this to let others know of my experience on the tour. My tour date was August 8, 2014. After booking our tour I was concerned that the orientation portion... More

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

Thank you for your review of your Black Paris Tour experience and your reminder that we don't all share the same experiences nor reactions to our history. Regarding the walking tour versus the private coach bus tour: Our regular walking-city-bus tour becomes a challenge during the month of August when Paris shuts down and many of the places we usually... More

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