Inside Paris' Little Africa, Everything You Need To Know

In the 18th arrondissement of Paris is a hidden gem of a community known as La Goutte d’Or which translates to “The Drop of Gold.”

The vibrant district, Little Africa,  is where you find food, culture & fashion. It’s home to people from North and West Africa & the best neighborhood in Paris to find Black culture.

No matter where you travel in La Goutte d’Or, you will find places and architecture that pays homage to Africa. The Louxor Cinema, for example, boasts distinctive ancient Egyptian architecture

On the street Rue Myrha, you will find the best designers who aim to put African textiles on the map with reasonably priced items. Some of whose clothing has been seen on Beyoncé and Laetitia Casta.

On Rue Léon, you will find the Institut des Cultures d’Islam. Here is where you can eat and taste some of the best couscous in the city or indulge in Moroccan-style tea.

Book a tour with Jacqueline Ngo Mpii, founder of Little Africa, a Black-owned travel agency that works to educate travelers about African culture in Paris through walking tours, literature & events.

During your visit to Paris, be sure to put exploring this amazing community on your to-do list. Little Africa is just a short ride from the city’s main attractions. Exit the metro at Chateau Rouge