Highlights

  • Discover little-known features of tourist areas

  • A tour led by a passionate, knowledgable guide

Essential info*

Duration 2hrs

Languages
  • English
  • French

Starting time 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM

Departure point/location

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* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Your Spotter

  • Kévi
    35 years old
    Paris

    Motto:

    «Noir Is The New Black»

Description

Discover the Latin Quarter's links with the history of France's black community. 

Your guide Kévi studied the history of the Latin Quarter and Saint-Germain-des-Prés, specializing in the area's connections with black communities and civil rights movements. On a tour that will take you from the Panthéon to Saint-Germain, he will share his wealth of knowledge on this lesser-known aspect of the neighbourhood's past.

The Latin Quarter is one of Paris's cultural epicentres. Primarily known for its prestigious universities and institutions, this neighborhood is very popular among tourists but few people are aware of the district's importance in the history of France's black communities.

As a place for culture and education, the Latin Quarter was the stage for pivotal political debates that shaped the history of France and its inhabitants. It was here that issues including slavery and colonization were addressed by Paris's intellectuals, who held diverse opinions on the way to address them.

Paris, and especially the Latin Quarter, also played a significant role in the history of jazz. Many of the genre's great musicians, from the USA and elsewhere, performed in the area's bars and clubs. Some of them even moved to Paris to join the Left Bank's progressive music scene.

Good to know

  • Availability: every day (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Times: 10am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Languages: French, English
Cancellation Terms & Conditions
No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this, the following charges will be levied:
Between 7 and 4 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price
Any reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

Price includes

  • Guided tour of the Latin Quarter
  • Commentary from a historian
  • Entrance to all sites visited

Not included

  • Tips (optional)
  • Any personal purchase
  • All other extras

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