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Ricki Stevenson's Black Paris Tours

#119 of 1,388 Tours in Paris
Paris, France
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About Ricki Stevenson's Black Paris Tours
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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jnellg2014 wrote a review Jun 2020
Hayward, California2 contributions7 helpful votes
My family and I were looking forward to our Paris trip scheduled April 2020. Unfortunately due to Covid 19 our trip was cancelled. I called Ricki Stevenson in MARCH (6 weeks before the trip) to let her know we would not be able to attend, in which she was fully aware and understanding as she herself was in Oakland, Ca and unable to return to Paris due to the travel ban. I informed her I would be requesting a refund because I was not sure when I would be able to reschedule the trip. In April I received an email from Ms. Stevenson asking how we would like to proceed either postpone or refund. Again I informed her in writing I would like to receive a refund. Since she has gone radio silence. I have called and left messages in addition to multiple emails. She still hasn’t responded. I have been extremely patient but at this point we are all dealing with the inconvenience of the pandemic. I have no other recourse but to warn people about this business and how they treat their customers in a time of need.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Donna A wrote a review Mar 2020
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I just want to compliment you on your guide, Miguel. He was very patient with me, even though I had to keep stopping to rest (back and knee pain). I sang his praises and posted lots of pictures of my day on Facebook. I kept asking him questions and he had the answers. I was impressed with his knowledge about Black history, not only about Black history in Paris, but how it interacted with the history of African Americans, Jamaicans, Haitians, and even German colonization of South Africa. We had such a wonderful time. I wish I could have recorded everything. If you love history and/or literature, this tour is for you! Bravo!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from BlackParisTours, Public Relations Manager at Ricki Stevenson's Black Paris Tours
Responded Mar 11, 2020
Dear Black Paris Tour Alumni~ Thank you for taking time to write about your day spent exploring the rich legacy of Black history in Paris with our senior scholar guide, Miguel Overton Guerra. We will pass your compliments on to Miguel and hope that you will come back to experience more of Black Paris in the near future. There's always something new and different to explore with Black Paris Tours!
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Sonya B wrote a review Mar 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia51 contributions41 helpful votes
I was so pleased to have had the experience of this tour! I did the two-thirds day tour, and I left feeling as if I had absorbed an encyclopedia of knowledge. Miguel was our guide, and he was extremely knowledgeable and engaging. All of the information provided in advance was extremely helpful to prepare for the tour. I also appreciated that the tour started with an orientation of France and blacks in France, which was useful as the tour proceeded through the day. There was light rain at some times during the tour, and even turned cold at one point, but the tour was so engaging that the rain didn’t bother us! The tour is definitely worth it.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Ashani A wrote a review Jan 2020
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I highly highly highly recommend this tour!!! Miguel was our tour guide and did an amazing job! We did the full day tour and had no regrets. It was perfect. I never know France was so rich in black culture. It definitely made me fall in love with France and will definitely come back. I would do the tour all over again if I could.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from BlackParisTours, Guest Relations Manager at Ricki Stevenson's Black Paris Tours
Responded Feb 1, 2020
Dear Black Paris Tour Alumni~ Thank you, Merci.Asanta Sana! We are sooooo happy your enjoyed your day spent with our senior scholar-guide Miguel, exploring the rich legacy of Black history in Paris. Paris is not perfect....as evidenced by the recent pension reform strikes and protests....but there are so many stories of how Black Americans came here and triumphed over the racism that held them back in the US Please come backto join us again. There is always something new to see and experience with Black Paris Tours!
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kitajenn8709 wrote a review Dec 2019
Atlanta, Georgia106 contributions94 helpful votes
This tour was everything! It was way more than I could even anticipate! Ricki was excellent at relaying history through story! I was lucky to join the tour with an amazing group of people! The tour starts at a local cafe where we had great conversation and started learning there. We learned about history and the day to day routine in Paris. Her tour made me fall in love with Paris and I hope to go back one day. PS I have some friends going on the tour soon!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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