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Paris, featuring the African American Experience [on request]

May 25 - June 02, 2024
Length: 9 days
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In the years following World War I, Paris earned a reputation as a leader in civil rights, providing unparalleled freedoms and opportunities for African Americans to work and live in a way that was not accessible in the United States. Gain an in-depth perspective on the contributions and indelible influences made by African American expatriates. Discover the storied arrondissements, celebrated cuisine, world-renowned art and iconic landmarks of one of the world’s most dazzling cities!

Operated by AHI Travel

Tour Highlights

  • Follow in the footsteps of Josephine Baker, Langston Hughes, Eugene Bullard and other African American luminaries on this enriching seven-night stay in Paris.
  • After World War I, many Black Americans found acceptance and opportunities in the City of Light.
  • Through specially designed excursions and enriching talks, trace the journey of African Americans in France, gaining insight into why they moved to Paris and how they forever influenced French culture.
  • In Montmartre, listen to stories about the club owners and musicians that shaped Paris’ jazz fervor, and learn about the contributions of key figures of the African diaspora.
  • Watch a fascinating documentary, followed by a discussion with the filmmakers, and enjoy an evening of jazz at a local club.
  • Along the way, enjoy quintessential Parisian experiences: tasting divine cuisine, cruising the Seine River and exploring the incredible art scene.
  • This small-group program, ideal for active travelers, features a first-class hotel and an extensive meal plan, including wine with dinner.
  • If you are interested in more information about this trip, please click on the “Reserve Now” button to be taken to the AHI website.

* Cal lecturer’s participation cannot be guaranteed and is contingent upon a minimum number of paying travelers.

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