Richard Wright Estate Acquires Copy of Paris Walking Tour Honoring Expat Author Richard Wright
By: Discover Paris!
Wright made the request after her daughter Ellen contacted Discover Paris! to inquire about information that would help her further explore and embrace her grandfather's legacy.
"Richard Wright's Paris" contains descriptive commentary and photographs of the numerous sites that Wright frequented during the ten years that he lived on Paris' Left Bank. Travelers who purchase the tour will learn about his neighborhood – his apartment, his favorite cafés and restaurant, his local bookstore, and more. They will also visit the Luxembourg Garden, one of the most splendid gardens in Paris, which was one of Wright's favorite places.
Discover Paris! released the first edition of this walking tour in 2008, in celebration of the centennial of Wright's birth.
The most recent edition of the tour incorporates new text and enlargements of previously-included photographs, as well as new photographs that illustrate the walk, a photographic portrait of Wright, a chronology of his life in Paris, and original photos of Père Lachaise Cemetery, his final resting place. The latter section includes images of the columbarium where Wright was cremated and the niche containing his ashes. Wright died in Paris on November 28, 1960.
"Richard Wright's Paris" is part of a package of tours and activities created by Discover Paris! called Entrée to Black Paris™. This package is designed to increase awareness of Paris' black heritage among all people – particularly those who already know and love Paris and seek new avenues of exploration that will enrich their cultural appreciation of the city.
At its inception, Discover Paris! specialized in personalized, self-guided itineraries. Over time, to satisfy popular demand, the company created private guided walking tours that feature African diaspora (primarily African-American)
Discover Paris! is the leading specialist in Paris as a black heritage destination. It is the only company that offers a certified continuing education course on African-diaspora Paris for travel professionals as well as insider access to the Académie de l'Art Culinaire du Monde Créole, a French nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Créole cuisine across the globe.
Entrée to Black Paris™ walking tours are available in PDF format. Each tour includes informed commentary, photographs and illustrations, and a map that highlights the route of the itinerary. These allow travelers to navigate the sometimes-confusing layout of the city with ease. Restaurant suggestions are also provided, dispelling the concern of selecting a less-than-satisfactory place to lunch or dine.
To access the Web page for Entrée to Black Paris' downloadable walking tours, visit https://discoverparis.net/
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