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Ricki Stevenson's Black Paris Tours

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Address: 4 Ave MacMahon, 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
Description: A walking-public/city bus tour that takes you to the Paris haunts...
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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I vacillate between rating very good and average. The experience was definitely not very good, due to the particulars below. However, it was above average. So somewhere in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I vacillate between rating very good and average. The experience was definitely not very good, due to the particulars below. However, it was above average. So somewhere in between would be a more accurate rating. Very Good was selected, instead of average, as a result of my supporting on the more positive side. The good was: 1. flexibility of the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This was the best tour I have ever been too. It was informative as well as entertaining. I have some friends coming in October and they are definitely coming on this tour.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The BPT was on my bucket list to do on my 2nd visit to Paris. I signed up alone but there were others on the tour. Our well-informed, very interesting and patient guide, Nawo Crawford was a delight! She made African and African American history come alive for me in Paris! I learned much, was enlightened and shocked all in... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I enjoyed Ricki Stevenson's Black Paris Tour. I took the full day tour. Although I had read reviews of the tour before going, I really had no idea what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised! Ricki's passion for the subject matter was evident and I learned so much about the history of blacks in Paris that it makes me want... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I took this tour on July 4 and thoroughly enjoyed it!! Ricki's passion for the subject matter was evident and I learned so much that it made me want to do further research when I got back home. I was able to see parts of Paris that I would not have seen had I not participated. I highly recommend this... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

If you are a history buff, you will love this tour. If you want to see sites and experience the venues referred to in the overview then this is not the tour for you. Hours and hours of walking, bus catching, and not seeing much of anything. The history lesson is great but could be condensed to a few hours.... More 

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

Dear CDMAtlTraveler Thank you for taking time to write your impressions of your recent Black Paris Tour. I agree with you, our tour is not for everyone. It is an experience best enjoyed by serious history buffs and/or travelers interested in learning about the history of Africans and African Americans in France! If you want to see the standard tourist... More 

Montgomery, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I planned my first-ever trip to Paris primarily to indulge my passion for tennis with some third-round, center-court matches at the 2015 French Open. The unexpected pleasure of witnessing a thrilling comeback-victory by Serena Williams is impossible to top, but Ricki Stevenson's Black Paris Tour two days earlier is a close second on my list of unforgettable, treasured memories from... More 

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

Dear Black Paris Traveler. Thank you for taking time to write a thought-filled and detailed review of your Black Paris Tour! The Black Paris Tours staff was all giving big high fives around after you ranked your Tour experience SECOND to seeing Serena Williams win the Grand Slam at Roland Garros!!! Woot, Woot!! We are thrilled when our guests take... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I did this tour last week during my first trip to Paris at the advice of an associate and I couldnt be happier that I did this tour. My guide Naromi (Im sure Im spelling her name wrong) was very informative and gave good tips about being in the city. I only regret that I didnt do the full day... More 

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

Dear Black Paris Traveler. Thank you for taking time to write about your day spent exploring the BEST of Black Paris with us! We all agree with you, Mme Nawo Crawford is an amazingly knowledgeable, entertaining and patient historian and guide. We are thrilled to have this long time Pan Africanist on our senior staff! It's always wonderful hearing from... More 

Rancho Cucamonga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We had a wonderful time on the Black Paris Tour. The Black Paris Tour was the highlight of our visit to Paris. We have shared with all our family and friends about the tour and the wealth of black history we learned from the tour. Once again thank you Ricki Stevenson for your time and dedication to making sure we... More 

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

Dear Black Paris Traveler. Thank you for taking time to write a review of your day spent exploring the BEST of Black Paris with us and for sharing our information with your family and friends. It's always wonderful hearing from guests who've taken time to read the wealth of information we provide in your tour confirmation packet! Just makes our... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I had so looked forward to this tour based on a few reviews I'd read. Big mistake not reading ALL the reviews as the issues we experienced were mentioned in other reviews. The tour has tremendous potential, but overall I'd rate this attraction as average at best, reason being: 1) We started off wrong with Ricki being 30+ minutes late.... 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 taking time to write about your impressions of our tour and for offering me an opportunity to correct some of those impressions. 1. Due to a parade along the Champs Elysees AND traffic jams related to a strike by French air traffic controllers I was 30 minutes late. As you pointed out... More 

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Address: 4 Ave MacMahon, 75017 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 6 62 68 03 96
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Champs-Elysees

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