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Harlem in Paris - the Birth of Jazz in France

Art, Culture, & Historical
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Jazz was born in New Orleans…but the Jazz Age flourished in NY & Paris. After WW1, numerous African-American entertainers emigrated from Harlem to Paris, and they brought a new style of music born in the US: jazz. By the late 1920s, there were over 300 jazz joints in Paris, mostly in Pigalle. This is the fascinating story of the men & women who made Paris a mecca for Jazz, creating the Jazz Age in France.

Paris Tour Guide - Ellen L.
Ellen L.
5.00 / 5
(3 reviews)
05:00 PM

Meeting Point

10 rue de Bruxelles

05:00 PM

Maison Souquet

We start the tour over cocktails in the bar of a 5-star hotel

05:30 PM

Place Blanche

We start our visit at Chez Josephine, Baker's nightclub, where she entertained the Parisian crowds from 1926 to 1928

05:40 PM

rue Pigalle

We stop off for a quick visit with Louis Armstrong, then meet Eugene Bullard, jazz drummer & the first African-American fighter pilot

06:00 PM

Place Blanche

After discussing Langston Hughes we meet the "Ladies of Jazz", three pioneering women who brought their unique style of jazz to France

07:00 PM

Place Blanche

We end the tour with Alberta Hunter, blues singer "extraordinaire" , then Sidney Bechet, the clarinet virtuoso

07:30 PM

Place Blanche

End of tour

Ending Point

Place Blanche

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Tour Important Information

Be ready to hear some early jazz, blues & marching music ! You will learn how early "proto-jazz" evolved into its own genre, breaking off from other currents of african-american music (blues, ragtime...)

This tour is available on Tuesdays, Saturdays & Sundays - please contact me for other dates

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I work around my current schedule and am happy to accept bookings for any day or time. I even offer evening tours for those who come here for work & want to see the city at night.

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Paris Tour Reviews

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Cerith M.

5 / 5
Sep 11, 2023

The Lost Generation in Paris 1920s

Paris
3 hours

Terrific tales of the Jazz Age!

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Ellen is an excellent guide - the tour is incredibly well researched and the addition of slides, video and audio recordings really made the tour special. Standing outside the original site of Shakespeare and Co while hearing Sylvia Beech speak is quite an experience. Ellen is an attentive and incredibly considerate guide - we had a fantastic time - thoroughly recommended!

Cerith  M.

It was my pleasure ! I hope you will return soon & take another tour with me !!

Chintan S.

Chintan S.

5 / 5
Aug 19, 2023

Paris Tour for Chintan & his Family

Paris
3 days

Customized

Amazing host!!

Ellen has gone out of her ways to make sure our Paris visit is most memorable. We did not just see things but at a same time learnt a lot. We went through many places you may not have seen if you do not have your own personal guide like Ellen. Who knows history in and out. If you are someone who loves history and want to see the real Paris and inside streets, at a same time learn about it in depth, look no further. Ellen is your guide.

Chintan S.

Thank you Chintan ! It was a pleasure to be your tour guide & spend 2 days with your lovely family. I enjoyed it as much as you !!

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David C.

5 / 5
Aug 13, 2023

The Lost Generation in Paris 1920s

Paris
3 hours

Excellent Tour for Lit/Art Lovers!

Ellen is a terrific, knowledgeable guide! My partner and I met up with her at a Parisian cafe where she gave us the lay of the land and an idea of the major players of 1920s Paris art/literature society. Her PPT slides of photos, texts, and videos was CRITICAL to the tour. We were very lucky to have gotten her time on that busy summer Saturday. Her love of arts and literature is only matched by her love of Paris! I can't wait to go back and take another of her tours. Thanks, Ellen!

David C.

It was my pleasure !! Many thanks for the lovely review.

$80/ per person

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