Black Paris & A Taste of France

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
October 3 – 13, 2019

Eiffel TowerBlack 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 private guided bus tour that retraces the illustrious lives and achievements of Black Americans. Our tours will focus on popular areas like The Latin Quarter/St. Germain-des-Pres, Champs-Elysées and Lower Montmartre. We will relive the excitement of Black Montmartre of the 1920s and 1930s where jazz flourished alongside African art, decadence, and black entrepreneurs. We will take a private guided tour of the Black Images at the Louvre Museum and dine at a black owned restaurant. You will also have a day of leisure to explore and shop in Paris on your own. You will leave Paris with a real feel and intimate knowledge of how Black Americans lived in Paris yesterday and today.

We will then head south by railway to explore the Bordeaux region and 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.


• 5 nights – Paris – 4 star centrally located hotel
• 2 nights Sainte Catherine (Bordeaux wine region) or similar
• 2 nights Le Madeline (Sarlat) or similar
• Private guided Best of Black Paris Tour via motorcoach
• Let’s Do Jazz Night
• Lunch at a Caribbean restaurant
• Guided tour of Black Images in the Louvre Museum
• Paris City Tour, Eiffel Tower and River Seine tour
• Lunch at the Eiffel Tower
• Bordeaux city and wine tour including tastings
• Private guided tour of Josephine Baker’s Chateau des Milandes
• All transfers, taxes, fees and service charges

Rate per person WITH AIRFARE FROM WASHINGTON DULLES (IAD):  $3495.00 based on double occupancy.  Nonstop from Dulles to Paris and return from Bordeaux.   Single occupancy: $4805.00.  

Rate per person WITHOUT AIRFARE: $2675.00 (land only) based on double occupancy.   Single occupancy $4100.00.

Deposit due $300 on 12/1/18 or upon booking. Deposits accepted until sold out. Balance due: 8/15/19

$1000 must be on account March 1, 2019. Optional Insurance available and a quote will be provided once registration form is received. Passport required and must be valid 6 months past departure date. 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. 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
P.O. Box 4844
Silver Spring, MD 20914
Office: 301-989-1654
Fax: 301-989-8473

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