July 16 – 21, 2019
Black Travel Movement is hosting a Family Trip to Paris.
Itinerary Event Descriptions
Black Paris Tour (Full day)
Can learning about the African, American and French culture be fun? We’ll have an exciting day for all ages as we learn about French history, urban and contemporary culture, beginning with Paris’ connection to Morehouse College. You will experience Paris’ black experience through sight-seeing, visual arts, music, and culinary experiences and learn about black celebrities like Richard Wright, Alexander Dumas and more. You’ll learn about visual artists and see sculptures and uncover the stories of the “Black Statue of Liberty” and the abolition of slavery in the French colonies.
Of course, you want to join for the full day, but if you come only in the afternoon:
Come during lunch as we continue to view some of our favorite spots in Little Africa, the Latin Quarters, contemporary black Paris areas, visit idyllic spots of Josephine Baker, Langston Hughes, and James Baldwin, ending with a special fun experience for the entire family.
(lunch and dinner on your own)
Disneyland Paris (Full day)
Disney Paris is a Magical Adventure. Kids of all ages will have an amazing opportunity to Meet their much beloved Disney characters for magical moments to be cherished forever. Experience unforgettable moments, dazzling parades, and amazing attractions around every corner at Disney Paris. There is so much to see and do at Disneyland Paris.
Louvre Museum Tour
The Louvre is the most visited museum in France. Explore a family-friendly guided tour of as you walk thru the Beyonce and Jay-Z art tour and take pictures around the 17 pieces of art and sculptures featured in the video “Apes**t”. You’ll also enjoy some of the world’s greatest art pieces and describe in detail each artwork in the video such as the “Mona Lisa”, the “Venus de Milo” and Gericault’s “The Raft of the Medusa”. You will also view and learn about many of the most intriguing and unique pieces of art and you’ll even see a few secrets of the Louvre.
Optional Add on Tours
French Culinary Class ($95)
Get an authentic French culinary experience with a cooking class in a private Parisian apartment. Guided by a local chef instructor you’ll discover the fundamentals of preparing classic French dishes. In an intimate setting, you will prepare and savor some scrumptious, delicious dishes with fellow food lovers.
High Tea (Ladies and Girls) ($90)
Come join us at a fancy “dress up” afternoon tea. Bring your pretty dresses, big hats, and gloves and join us at High Tea. A great time for the mother/daughter duo and single ladies where our host provides proper afternoon tea complete with finger sandwiches, tea cakes, and beautiful china. Learn formal tea etiquette in a fun (we have games and contests), but the charming atmosphere at one of Paris’ most famous tea houses.
For Gentlemen Only (Men and Boys) ($60)
Whether you’re a skilled basketball player, like street ball, or new to the game, gentlemen and young boys alike will enjoy this American style basketball camp. Conducted by a former professional basketball player and/or trainer, have fun with basketball drills, practices, and competitions that are sure to make you a better basketball player. And learn a little French along the way!
Wine, and Cheese Meal Pairing Class ($90)
Crafting the perfect wine and cheese pairing is a skill everyone should have so come experience French food, wine & cheese pairing class in a relaxed setting in a true Parisian apartment with a French-trained sommelier. Sample different wines from across France and taste cheeses from the five major French cheese families and learn of the subtleties of the combination of flavors. In this class, we introduce wine and cheese pairings that range from the traditional to the unique. You’ll learn the meaning of terms that describe wine and how food and wine impact the palate and how to assess the quality of the wine. We will discuss what makes each so special and taste a number of combinations.
Moulin Rouge / Cabaret Show (Adults Only) ($175)
Moulin Rouge is a well know cabaret show in Paris and has been a staple since 1889. This burlesque style cabaret will dazzle you with dancing, singing, and costumes, with special performances of acrobatics on roller-skates and a comedic ventriloquist. If you attend, you’ll want to sit back and enjoy the sensational talent, interesting choreography and awesome, intimate performance.
Paris Shopping Tour ($90)
Discover the best French and African fashions and shopping in Paris. We’ll share the best shopping Paris has to offer which includes many small boutiques you’ve never heard of, with hand-crafted and one of a kind finds. Whether we’re visiting the hidden consignment shops, high-end shopping areas, or Paris’ outlet mall, you’ll have a full day of shopping pleasure. We will experience a full afternoon with savoir-faire and knowledge of Paris’ fashion world. Let’s make our own Paris Fashion Day!
Adult Night Out ($95)
Have a fun night out and hang out with other BTM adults as we explore the nightlife of Paris. Whether on the banks of the Seine or an intimate Jazz club experience, we’ll bring our special style and flavor to Paris.
This is a museum tour like no other, using state-of-the-art visuals and audio, artists’ works are displayed as large projections on 30 foot high walls. We’ll experience over 3,300 square meters (10k sq. ft.) of a renovated 19th-century building. These images provide a panoramic show to French and American soundtracks of music using an innovative “motion design”. This is one of the coolest museums and 3D visual experiences Paris has to offer.
Paris Aquarium ($25)
This is a great family activity while you enjoy the colorful contemporary aquarium with sea life, shark tunnel and fish touch pool, plus a 2-screen cinema. The aquarium has more than 10,000 specimens presented in 43 basins and many educational animations and areas to explore.
French Chateau’s Wine Tour ($300)
After meeting your guide in central Paris, you’ll take a drive to a winery region of France for a tour, led by a trained sommelier with extensive knowledge of the various regions and its vineyards. Your tour will include a visit to three wineries where you will learn about the wine and champagne-making process and taste its famous locally-made wine. Mid-day we’ll take you to a local restaurant where you will experience a traditional French lunch. You’ll enjoy France’s countryside and walk through the vineyards of local chateaus while you drink wine from our custom BTM wine glasses.
*Additional youth(s) may be added to any of the above packages for an additional charge of $750
**Installment plan available: 20% deposit, 4 monthly payments of 20% each
Suggested Flight Itinerary
We are working on a group flight option on Norwegian Airlines. It will be posted as an add on when finalized.
If you are booking your own flight you may want to follow a similar flight itinerary for departure and arrival times:
Monday, July 15, 2019
Sunday, July 21, 2019