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Paris, Featuring the African America Experience

May 15 to 23, 2021

  • Starting Price: $3,545 per person, double occupancy, air not included. VAT is an additional $295 per person.
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Travel type: Land
  • Tour Partner: Alumni Holidays International (AHI)
  • Brochure: Download PDF
  • More information: NC State and AHI website
  • Reservations: To ask questions or make a reservation, call WolfTreks Travel Manager Kathy Hart at 919-515-0508 or book online using this link.

Welcome to Paris! Explore the city that welcomed Josephine Baker, Langston Hughes and other African American luminaries. Ride along the Champs Elyees and stroll through the neighborhood, viewing the favorite haunts of the expatriate community.

Learn about the influence of the Harlem Renaissance and jazz on Paris while exploring Montmartre. Soldiers of the U.S. Army’s 369th Infantry Regiment are credited with introducing jazz to Europe during World War I. Nicknamed the “Harlem Hellfighters,” the unit significantly impacted Paris’ music scene and culture. Today, see the nightclubs owned by legends Bricktop and Eugene Bullard, and learn how American American culture influenced European culture. Trace the evolution of French jazz during a tour of St-Germain-des-Pres and thte Latin Quarter. Following the war, African American musicians played in clubs in these neighborhoods. Listen to stories about musical legends, followed by dinner and concert at a local jazz club.

Step into the tasty world of French gastronomy and discover several of the city’s best artisan-made foods. From cheese to charcuterie, taste your way through France’s culinary heritage. See where the groundbreaking Revue du Monde Noir was published and learn about the contributions and achievements of intellectuals, such as Anna Cooper and Carter G. Woodson. Learn more about the history of jazz and the musicians who flocked to Paris to play their music. See where some of these musicians, including Miles Davis and Bud Powell, lived and performed.

Cruise the Seine River for a different perspective of Paris, viewing Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, Ile St. Louis and other astounding sites.

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