Black Culture Tour in Paris: Pioneers of the Left Bank

Despite its rich history, black culture in France is little unknown. This tour proposes exploring another Paris, original and unique.

  • Location: Paris 6
  • Duration: 2h
  • Access by Public Transport: Maubert-Mutualité (Metro line 10) Luxembourg (RER B)
  • Language: English


Inspired by different men and women, who transformed or changed Paris, this walk is a tribute to them.They allow us to understand the cultural and political evolution of Paris.

This tour, between the Latin Quarter and St Germain, presents the history and anecdotes about intellectual, artistic and political figures from Africa, the Caribbean or the United States of America.

In fact, from the Middle Ages to the 1960’s protests, the Left Bank has always been on the cutting edge of artistic innovation and political debate. The subject deals about the Negritude, Jazz and the boom of the Black question (music, cinema and literature) and history while strolling through some of the nicest streets in Paris.

Kévi Donat, your guide, is passionate about History and Urban Cultures and likes to work on the various origins of immigration to Paris. This walk is the results of much research but especially of his love for cosmopolitan Paris. Kévi also proposes a guided walk in Paris from Pigalle to Barbès districts.

This guided tour is conducted in English.


Charlene MK

A jewel !

I want to make sure that Explore Paris and its customer's know what a jewel Kevi Donat is. I have been on walking tours of cities all over the world but never found a guide with more command of and enthusiasm for his subject. It was probably my 30th visit to Paris, (including a 1 year living experience) and I learned so much more about the Left Bank. Congrats to Kevi...I hope he keeps up his enthusiasm and continues to wow tourists with his knowledge of the city.

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