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Ricki Stevenson's Black Paris Tours

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Address: 4 avenue Mac Mahon, 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
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A walking-public/city bus tour that takes you to the Paris haunts, hangouts...

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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Sept 26, 2016 AHHH-MAZINGGG would be such an understatement. This tour was so fulfilling for me. I came here on a solo trip and was beginning to feel a disconnect because of the... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Sept 26, 2016 AHHH-MAZINGGG would be such an understatement. This tour was so fulfilling for me. I came here on a solo trip and was beginning to feel a disconnect because of the culture difference and language barrier. After the tour, I fell in love with Paris because I had learned sooo much about black history. Had NO idea we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! Who knew black people have such a rich history in Paris. Ricki Stevenson is an impressive guide and extremely knowledgeable. I had a great experience. I highly recommend this to those who love history and aren't looking for your "typical tour" it's very comfortable and Ricki is like talking to a family member. She will have you brush up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What an awesome tour! Ricki Stevenson's knowledge of our history as a race in Paris is invaluable. To understand our involvement in the development of this beautiful city - the names of powerful, intelligent and gifted people (and some of their life experiences that I knew nothing about) was overwhelming. Black Paris Tours was nothing short of an "awakening", that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walking tour gave such a wealth of knowledge that will never be taught in the classroom. To actually walk and see, and hear the stories of the importance of impact Americans played in Paris, gives one chills and thrills. Oh, and the food after the days end is a delight to the appetite. The day tour leaves you wanting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ricki Stevenson and her team opened my eyes to a new perspective on the City of Lights. Our tour guide, Nawro, was great. After an overview over a nice breakfast, we embarked on peeling back the layers of Paris from a black perspective. We walked, too Metro and bus to see the places where Parisians such as Alexander Dumas, Josephine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

August 26th I was determined to take the Black Paris tour, I had heard so much about it from friends. We had an intimate tour with Ricki since there were only 3 of us, she has such a passion for Paris Black history, and her story telling brought it to life. We really enjoyed the entire experience; this was definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this tour and cannot recommend it enough. Ricki is a wonderful soul with brilliant energy. This tour opened my eyes there's so much they missed in the history books that's right out there. Thank you ricki for enlightening us. I would like to give an extra thank you to ricki and the rest of the group for being... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

I expected much more from the tour than seeing where Josephine Baker performed and a statue of Alexandre Dumas in a park. The guide provided a list of over 100 notable African Americans who spent time in Paris. We didn't see where these people spent their time. Unfortunately, I don't feel I got my money's worth for the tour considering... More 

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

Dear SFCA1Native, Thank you for your review. I'm sorry you felt you got no more out of your two-thirds day tour than seeing where Josephine Baker performed and a statue of Dumas. During our BPT orientation ("Our story does not begin with slavery") we take time to reveal little known facts about Blacks in Paris, the US and the World.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

I really enjoyed my day out with Black Paris Tours! To book online was super easy and I received a lightning fast confirmation. All of the necessary information was laid out for me in advance of my meeting with the group. Tour guide Nawo Crawford is a gem! Her knowledge of everything Black in Paris was inspiring. I learned so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

I learned so much. Ricki, was so knowledgeable, energetic and a wonderful hostess. The Bastille Day Fireworks cruise was exceptional. I shared my photos and experiences with members of the Black Nurses Conference here in town this week and they were so impressed. One of my friends now wants to go to Paris and take the Extended Tour. I gave... More 

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