Black Paris - A Taste of Paris

Black Paris & A Taste of France

10 Day Cultural Tour of France - Paris, Bordeaux, and Dordogne
Discover Paris, Experience Bordeaux and Explore Josephine Baker’s Chateau
DATES TBA (10 days)

Black Paris and a Taste of France give you a cultural experience like no other.  Join us in celebrating the best of Black Paris, the Bordeaux wine region, and a glimpse into the life of the legendary Josephine Baker.  We start in Paris with a guided walking and bus tour that retraces the illustrious lives and achievements of Black Americans.  Our tours will be provided by Walking the Spirit Tours of Black Paris and they focus on popular areas – The Latin Quarter/St. Germain-des-Pres, Champs-Elysées and Lower Montmartre.  Tour 1 (Voices and Visions in Exile) walks through neighborhoods of writers Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Chester Himes, artists Henry O.Tanner, Lois Mailou Jones and Beboppers Miles Davis and Bud Powell.  On Tour 2 (The Entertainers) we relive the excitement of Black Montmartre of the 1920s and 1930s where jazz flourished alongside African art, decadence, and black entrepreneurs. You will leave Paris with a real feel and intimate knowledge of how Black Americans lived in Paris yesterday and today. 

Heading south by private, air conditioned coach, we will explore the Bordeaux region to discover world-famous vineyards, tour wine cellars, enjoy tastings and explore the old village.  Our journey continues eastward to take an exclusive tour of Josephine Baker’s former home, Chateau des Milandes, which is now an awe-inspiring tribute and exhibit to her life.              

·    Roundtrip air from Wash. DC Dulles (IAD) to Paris (other cities can be arranged)

·    5 nights Holiday Inn St. Germain-des-Pres  – 3 star - (or similar)

·    Breakfast daily

·    2 nights Sainte Catherine (Bordeaux wine region)

·    2 nights Best Western Le Renoir (Sarlat)

·    Comprehensive 5-hour walking/bus tour through Black Paris

·    Paris City Tour, Eiffel Tower and River Seine – 5 hours

·    Full day Bordeaux wine tour including tastings – 3 wineries

·    Private tour of Josephine Baker’s Chateau des Milandes

·    All transfers, taxes, fees and service charges

Rate per person: Approximately $3350.00 based on double occupancy. Deposit due $300 December 15 or upon booking.   Deposits accepted until sold out.  Optional Insurance:  $175.00 (approx.).  Balance due:  August 30, 2013. NOTE: Airport taxes are subject to change without notice until the time of ticketing. Additional collection may be required, if applicable.  Make checks payable to Colesville Travel.  MasterCard, Visa accepted (add 3%).  Returned checks subject to $30 fee. Deposits are nonrefundable and nontransferable.  Suggested payment plan: $300 due 30th of each month.  Not included: tips for driver and tour guides, items of a personal nature.

All Travel Arrangements Made By Colesville Travel
Cynthia Amin Hall è P.O. Box 4844 è Silver Spring, MD 20914     è Office:  301-989-1654 è Fax:  301-989-8473

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