There is so much to see and do in Paris, that you might as well pack up, leave your hometown for a few years, and go live there! That’s why Black Horizons has decided to go back again and discover more of what this great metropolitan „City of Light“ has to offer. Arc de Triomphe, Eifel Tower, Sacre Couer, the Louvre Museum, Notre Dame and more. Musée du quai Branly, created by former French president Jacques Chirac is a must see, which celebrates African, Asian, North and South American Indian cultures, and more.
Black Paris is a mind-blowing experience that will remind you of Harlem USA on steroids! Food fashion, art, dance, music, theatre and a colorful, vibrant creativity, bursting forth with an energy that will stimulate all your senses! The people, groups and organizations, we connect with, open their arms and embrace you like family. You’ll learn that their story is your story. Their joys and triumphs are yours too! A similar journey of struggle, of joy and pain, only in a different language!
Jazz clubs, concerts of every musical genre. We will enjoy the services of a professional tour guide which will show us the beating heart of the Black communities in Paris. There is also a fascinating history of African American musicians artists, writers, entertainers and others who have made major contributions to the world, while living and creating in Paris.
Unofficial figures indicate that up to 50,000 free blacks emigrated to Paris from Louisiana in the decades after Napoleon sold the territory to the United States in 1803. Thus, anticipating the impending racism and harsh cconditions conditions they would encounter under American rule.
We will also take an incredible journey back in time to trace the movements and locations where some of the famous Black Americans lived, worked and socialized. William Gardner Smith, Josephine Baker, Eartha Kitt, Sidney Bechet, Chester Himes, Tony Parker Jr. Nina Simone, James Baldwin, Henry Ossawa Tanner, and Richard Wright, are just a few of the Black Americans who have enjoyed living and creating in Paris.
We are arranging meetings with more current Black American expatriates in Paris which will enrich your experience of this enchanting city.