The Unknown Paris
Monday, January 30, 2023 from 6:30pm EST to 7:30pm EST
COVID ended Boston By Foot guide Martha Vicinus’ plans to visit Paris in May 2020, but May 2022 saw her walking its streets. Rather than visit familiar tourist highlights, Martha used her Boston By Foot Flansburgh Travel Fellowship to see subjects and arrondissement of specialized interest. She registered for tours on topics similar to those she guides here in Boston; and she sought out buildings and stonework that influenced Boston’s architects.
Join Martha for a look at some of Paris’s lesser known neighborhood tours: Artists of Montmartre; Three Hundred Years of Homosexuality; Jews of Paris, 1200-1950; and Entrée to Black Paris. Discover how a visit to the newly renovated History of Paris Museum helped her better understand the different neighborhoods and how they had changed over time. Hear how tour leaders generously shared their stories, why they guided, their training, and their best and worst experiences. Explore a side of Paris off the beaten path...a Paris you’ll want to know!