Since the summer of 2013 I have been offering tours of the Paris Noir. What was, at the beginning, a rather daring gamble has today met with a certain success.
Born from the observation that the culture relating to Afro-descendants in France was often unknown, this project offers an immersion in a different, original and unique Paris. Inspired by the journeys of men and women who have made Paris vibrate, these walks pay tribute to them. They also provide an opportunity to look at the evolution of the City of Light through the prism of diversity.
After hours and hours of reading and scouting, several itineraries naturally imposed themselves on me.
The first visit (Left Bank and the Pioneers), between the Latin Quarter and Saint-Germain, retraces the history of great intellectual, artistic and political figures from Africa, the Caribbean or the United States. It talks in particular about Negritude, Jazz and the rise of the black question.
The second one takes place in Rive Droite (Pigalle-Goutte d’Or) and focuses on French multiculturalism. Between a land of immigrants and a popular bastion, it actively promotes Parisian diversity.
These visits, aimed at foreign tourists as well as French people of all origins, are intended to make a history that is still too little known accessible to the greatest number of people.
So come and join us for a visit to the Black Paris.
We look forward to seeing you soon!