Lenny Dorsey at the Louvre, Paris

Lenny Dorsey at the Louvre pyramid entrance, Paris; (c) Soul Of America

Paris

Since Josephine Baker made Paris home, its nightclubs and cafes set the standard for welcoming Black Travelers from America.

Soul Of Paris
Monique Wells has provided African-American travelers with customized Afro-centric itineraries since 1999.

African-American Writers
It’s hard to overestimate the City of Lights’ influence on James Baldwin, Richard Wright & Langston Hughes.

Paris: Beyond The Comfort Zone
African Americans traveling in groups gain richer travel experiences.

African Diaspora Art
Paris is renowned for art, with a growing collection of African Diaspora art across the city.

Paris Museums
It’s easy to fall in the love with the Louvre but schedule ahead for hassle-free access.

Black Images At The Louvre
Among its magnificent collections are striking art works depicting persons of African descent.

Black Images At Orsay Museum
Europeans have portrayed people of color since ancient times in depictions running the gamut.

A Sister’s Perspective Living Here
To paraphrase a quote from a movie, “There are 8 million sister stories in the City of Light.”

Soul Food
Since the slave-chef of Thomas Jefferson, African-Americans have plied their culinary trade here.

An Afro-Cuban Cantine in Paris

The Afro-Cuban Cantine in Paris; (c) Soul Of America

Gourmet Chocolatiers
When regular confections won’t satisfy, discriminating palates trek for invigorating chocolates.

Josephine Baker’s Paris
Though Josephine only lived here 14 years, the centennial of her birth was celebrated with reverence.

African-American Gravesites
Most travelers do not know there are many major black grave sites that trace over 200 years here.

Travel Tips
Locals respect Americans more when they first speak a few common phrases in French.



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