The Soul of Paris contest launched March 16 on BlackAtlas.com and closes March 31. Since the site is a portal for travelers to share and contribute their travel knowledge and experiences, contestants enter the contest by submitting a story or video highlighting their hometown or one the cities on BlackAtlas’ featured city list. Between April 1-15, the site community votes for the best entry and voila! Two people will find themselves jetting off for a thrilling week full of culture, shopping and gastronomy in Paris.
This most unique itinerary has been created by Julia Browne, CEO & Founder of Walking The Spirit Tours. Browne has loved sharing her passion for Paris and its Black history since 1994. The winners’ prize pack includes a private 5-hour Spirit of Black Paris historical walking/bus tour that whisks them back through vibrant Black Montmartre of the 1920s, strolls the art gallery district of St.Germain-des-
Black Atlas is a unique online community offering travel insights through submitted stories and videos from an African-American perspective. Black Atlas is a division of American Airlines, which has a long history of inclusion and diversity and continually works to celebrate African-American achievement and culture. Walking The Spirit Tours is the longest running Black heritage tour company in Paris. For over 16 years, they have made it their mission to educate and build an appreciation of the African-American & French cultural exchange through fascinating tours, lectures and personalized itineraries.
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Walking The Spirit Tours are a series of exciting and indepth Black heritage tours in Paris, Washington, D.C. and Canada. In Paris, we are the longest running African-American history tour company. Our bus and walking tours take you on a thoroughly enjoyable and enriching trip through 200 years of rich Afrocentric history and culture. Through the streets and past the famous sites, we bring alive the experiences of African-American writers, artists, musicians, intellectuals and entertainers. Our guides are passionate and knowledgeable African-Americans based in Paris