Paris Soirees and African-American history in Paris by ohworldgirl
What more is there to say about this city except it should be on your “bucket-list” of cities. The way the sun set on Paris and the Seine is a marvel in itself and should be enjoyed by everyone.
For African-Americans or anyone interested in African-American history, Patricia Laplante (www.parissoirees.com), an expatriate, took me on a tour where I got to see where great writers such as James Baldwin, Richard Wright and Countee Cullen lived/worked while in Paris. Aside from those artists, I was also shown a bit of history on the haunts of Hemingway and saw where Sean Connery lived all for like $20 at the time.
Patricia Laplante also has these great soirees in her Paris home every Sunday and Wed, where you will find a nice multicultural mix of people for great conversation(much like Paris overall anyway). There’s nice food, music and entertainment. In a nutshell if you’re one of those people who really like an international crowd – then you may very well enjoy this gathering. She invites the most interesting array of people to speak at her events, singers, film directors and most recently an Opera Singer, John Easterlin.
For more on African-American history and happening in Paris everyone and anyone is welcome to check out: www.cafedelasoul.com
Also there is supposedly some fun Tango dancing and free lessons that take place on certain evenings near Notre Dame – the website is in French though: “Paris Danses en Seine,” tangoargentin-eric.site.voila.fr/page3.html
Need a Theme Song to go to Paris to? ;-)over 5 years ago