In 2013 I founded Le Paris Noir. Three main walking tours (in English or in French) about the Black History of Paris. And it is just the beginning…
But first let me introduce myself. My name is Kévi Donat, I grew up both in France and in Martinique (French West Indies) in a multicultural environment. Graduate of Sciences Po and Public Health Management, I was supposed to become a director of nursing homes. Not really my thing…
Instead, four years ago, a friend of mine told me «You know Paris and speak English? come and join us!». And this is how I became a tour guide. What was supposed to be a temporary job, became a career!
French History buff and Urban culures enthusiast, I offer an alternative and authentic vision of the City. My tours tell the History of those who are usually invisible. From the Harlem Renaissance to the Négritude, from the Senegalese soldiers to the Black GI’s fighting to liberate France, from the fancy neighborhood of Saint-Germain-des-Prés to the African markets of Château-Rouge, le Paris Noir gives you both a historic and contemporary vision of the Black communities in Paris.
I provide tours on demand, so don’t hesitate to send me a request if you wanna know more about this amazing adventure !
Ps: Here are some reports (in English) about my tours.