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Photo via Le Paris Noir's Instagram page.

This Tour Guide Is Revealing Paris' Unspoken Black History One Walk at a Time

Meet the man who wants to make you discover Black Paris.

Paris, city of light, city of love, full of good looking and well-dressed people wearing berets and dripping in Chanel No. 5. Paris has managed to export a portrait full of positive clichés to the world with people of color largely omitted from this self-portrait. More often than not, tourists are surprised by the number of black faces they see when they visit Paris for the first time.

It's as if city promotional material purposely excludes people of color and their history. But one man has decided to change that: his name is Kévi Donat, and he is a 30-year-old tourist guide originally from Martinique, a French island in the Caribbean. Kévi has been offering 'black Paris walks' since 2013 to provide an alternative and more authentic vision of the city.

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