Lenny Dorsey at The Louvre, Paris

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


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Paris has spent a millennium adding grand architecture, iconic monuments, public art, gourmet restaurants and trend-setting boutiques that established its reputation for legendary tourism experiences that overwhelm its warts. And since Josephine Baker arrived, it has welcomed African-American travelers. In the City of Lights, its all about Joie de Vivre!

Soul Of Paris
Monique Wells has provided African-American travelers with customized Afro-centric itineraries since 1999. These itineraries fulfill the desire to explore … More

African-American Writers
James Baldwin, Chester Himes, Richard Wright and Langston Hughes, were deeply and irrevocably influenced by the time that they spent in the City of Lights … More

Paris: Beyond The Comfort Zone
African Americans are more likely to travel in groups than all other Americans. I contend that we would have richer, more fulfilling travel experiences … More

African Diaspora Art
Paris is well known for its museums and art galleries, from classical to contemporary. It is a place where African art and imagery had a profound influence on … More

Paris Museums
Paris is the worldwide gold standard for museum cities. Its easy to fall in the love with the Louvre, but you must schedule time on your itinerary for these incredible … More

Black Images At The Louvre Museum
Few travelers realize that the Louvre’s collections contain magnificent works that depict Africans and persons of African descent … More

Black Images At Orsay Museum
Europeans have portrayed Africans and persons of African descent in their art since ancient times. Their Parisian depictions range from stereotypical to respectful … More

A Sister’s Perspective Living Here
Cheryl Pegues from Seattle, is living the dream here. To paraphrase the quote from the movie The Naked City, There are 8 million Sister stories in the City of Light … More

Soul Food
Since the time of James Hemmings, the slave-chef of Thomas Jefferson, Americans of African descent have plied their culinary trade in this city by the River … More

Gourmet Chocolatiers
When regular store-bought confections won’t satisfy discriminating palates for chocolate, No Worries. Gourmet chocolatiers to the rescue … More

Josephine Baker’s Paris
Though she lived here for 14 years and have read and written much about Josephine Baker, the centennial of her birth was celebrated at her former home … More

African-American Gravesites
Most African-American travelers do not know there are many grave sites in the city traces of over 200 years of significant African-American presence … More

Travel Tips
Though French is proudly the official language and English is spoken by many locals. Locals respect Americans more when they first attempt to speak French … More


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