Paris, featuring the African American Experience

NEW DATE: April 6-14, 2024

Discover the reach of African American culture in Paris on this enlightening seven-night journey. From jazz musicians and club owners to writers and scholars, many African American expatriates felt welcome in Paris in the years following World War I.

Learn about their valuable contributions while tracing rich history through legendary neighborhoods, including Montmartre and the Left Bank. During specially designed excursions, walk in the footsteps of African American luminaries and gain a deeper appreciation of this influential community through enriching lectures. 

Enjoy an evening at a Paris jazz club, nibble on French treats during a fun gastronomic walking tour, indulge in the beauty of Paris during a Seine River Cruise, tour the premier Musée du quai Branly and experience Paris' Banks of the Seine, a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

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To make a reservation, please call AHI at 800-323-7373 or

Costs and Inclusions

Pricing includes 7 nights accommodations at the first-class Les Jardins du Marais; extensive meal program (7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners); AHI travel assurance plan; engaging excursions; tipping of guides and drivers.

Enjoy special savings of $250 per person for a special price of $3,995 ($4,245 originally). 
Please note, VAT is an additional $295 per person.
Single travelers, please add an additional $1,095.


Please note, itinerary is subject to change.

Depart your gateway city for Paris, France.

Upon arrival to Paris, transfer to your hotel. Join your Travel Director for a relaxing stroll and learn how to navigate the Metro transit system. Meet fellow travelers at a Welcome Reception and Dinner. 

Venture out for an enriching overview of Black history in Paris. Uncover the city that welcomed Josephine Baker, Langston Hughes and more. See where entertainers and writers from the African American expatriate community lived. Plus, witness memorial and statues that celebrate Alexandre Dumas' family.

Settle in for a screening of "Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light", a fascinating documentary that examines the relationship between the city of Paris and African American expatriates following World War I. 

Embark on a tour of Montmartre! Learn about the influence of jazz and the Harlem Renaissance of Paris. 

Step into the world of French gastronomy during a walking tour and savor the flavors that define French cuisine.

Join an expert guide in the Musée du quai Branly, one of Paris' premier cultural institutions. 

Craft your own path through Paris today or join our elective activity to Versailles.

In the evening, trace the evolution of French jazz through the evolution of French jazz during a tour of Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter. 

Award-winning writer Jake Lamar, a Bronx transplant in Paris, discusses his experiences in Paris. A former writer for Time Magazine, Lamar has written six novels, a play and a memoir. 

Enjoy an enlightening tour in the Left Bank focused on the Panthéon and the Sorbonne. The guided walk explores the explosion of Black consciousness and expression through the Négritude Movement, Harlem Renaissance writers, and African and Caribbean intellectuals. 

Glide along the storied Seine River on a special cruise. Enjoy your last afternoon at your leisure before your Farewell Reception and Dinner.

Following breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight home.


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