Posts Tagged ‘Black History in Paris’

Our Walk – Black History in and around the Luxembourg Garden

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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From left to right: Hanna Gressler, Channel Andrews, Wendy Andrews, Imani Andrews
Photograph by Discover Paris!

Four persons joined me yesterday for our walk around the Luxembourg Garden. Founded four hundred years ago by Queen Marie de Médicis, the garden is one of the loveliest in Paris. For me, it is a delight to return to it again and again.

Hanna Gressler, on the left, is summer intern for the Wells International Foundation. The Andrews family hails from Philadelphia.

A good time was had by all!

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Queen Marie de Médicis Surveys Her Garden

Sunday, August 13th, 2017
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Queen Marie de Médicis Surveys Her Garden
Photograph by Discover Paris!

Queen Marie de Médicis, who founded the Luxembourg Garden four hundred years ago, surveys her creation. The Luxembourg Palace, which she also built, stands in the background.

Discover Paris! offers a walk of the garden. Called “Black History in and around the Luxembourg Garden,” it recounts the the histories of such luminaries as Richard Wright, Alexandre Dumas, Victor Séjour, and Henry O. Tanner. Learn about the myth of the black Statue of Liberty, and see the contemporary sculpture that commemorates the abolition of slavery in the French colonies.

Traveling to Paris soon? Click here to view our schedule for the walk: http://discoverparis.net/scheduled-walking-tours.

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#ThisIs40Paris Crew Takes Our #JosephineBaker in Le Vésinet Tour

Thursday, August 10th, 2017
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On the Way to Le Vésinet
Photograph by Discover Paris!

On Saturday, Samantha John (pictured front and center) and her #Thisis40Paris crew ventured out with our own Monique Y. Wells to take our #JosephineBaker Tour in Le Vésinet. The day started out cool and cloudy, but by the time they emerged from the metro and the RER, they had brilliant sunshine.

A good time was had by all!

Click here to learn about our #BlackHistory in Paris tours: http://discoverparis.net/entree-to-black-paris

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Samantha John’s #ThisIs40Paris Crew Takes Our #JosephineBaker in Le Vésinet Tour

Saturday, August 5th, 2017
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Samantha John’s #ThisIs40Paris Crew
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Our own Monique Y. Wells (kneeling) poses with Samantha John’s #ThisIs40Paris Crew in front of the #ArcDeTriomphe. The group, hailing from Washington DC, Maryland, Philadelphia, and New York, took our #JosephineBaker in Le Vésinet tour today just after this photo was taken. Samantha (third from right) is celebrating her 40th birthday in the #CityOfLight. Last night, the group dined at Les Ombres, a restaurant on the roof of the Quai Branly Museum with a fabulous view of the #EiffelTower.

A good time was had by all!

Traveling to #Paris soon? To learn more about our Entrée to #BlackParis walks, click here: http://discoverparis.net/entree-to-black-paris.

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Join Us for Our Black History in and around the Luxembourg Garden Walk

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
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Luxembourg Palace Viewed from the Upper Terrace
Photograph by Discover Paris!

Traveling to #Paris soon? Click to view our schedule for our #BlackHistory in and around the #LuxembourgGarden walk: http://discoverparis.net/scheduled-walking-tours.

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