Julia Browne

ITA - Georgetown - Main St


Hello and Bonjour,

I'm Julia Browne, the founder of Walking The Spirit Tours -Black Paris & Beyond.


I moved to Paris in 1990 and though I spent countless hours exploring the city and absorbing its history, it wasn't until I discovered that writer Langston Hughes used to live right in my neighbourhood that I felt a true and deep connection to the city.

In 1994, thanks to the mentoring of the late Professor Michel Fabre of the Sorbonne Nouvelle, I pioneered the genre of Black heritage tourism in Paris.

Through Walking The Spirit tours, I help visitors get an indepth, unique French travel experience so that they can effortlessly discover the soul of France and Europe and gain an Afrocentric perspective like they'll find with no other professional.  



I  take the time to find out what would make your trip ideal by starting with complementary consultation. As certificated France Specialist, I guarantee that every trip I design perfectly blends your wish list with my expert advice and our team of carefully selected suppliers.


Trip & Itinerary Design

After many years of living in France, leading tours  and escorting groups, we aim to make your trip planning effortless. We take the stress and uncertainty out of researching and organizing; we work with only the best hotels, tour and activity providers. And, we open the doors to experiences you may never have considered: 

  • Dining in a first class restaurant with a killer view of or from the Eiffel Tower
  • Learning from the masters in Champagne, Bordeaux and Cognac
  • Unearthing the perfect addition to your home decor in the colorful Saturday market where Josephine Baker did her shopping 
  • Sampling gastronomical pleasures in picturesque Normandy towns where American soldiers and Richard Wright are still fondly remembered
  • Shopping exclusive shops in London chauffered by an affable local guide
  • Sipping champagne at sunset on a private canal cruise in Amsterdam.   



Choose from nine signature Black Heritage walking and bus tours plus an exciting range of culinary, arts, music-oriented and historical activities.

Welcome To Paris Orientation

If it's your first time to Paris, our guide will meet you at your hotel for a warm and informative presentation. Immediately, you will feel confident getting around the city, be etiquette-smart, and fearless interacting with the locals.



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Contact Info

93 Main St S
Georgetown, Ontario L7G 3E5
  • Direct Phone: 519.497-0933
  • Alt. Phone: 519.497-0933
  • Fax: 905-877-0494
  • E-mail:
  • Toll-free: 800-263-5575
  • Main tel: 905-873-2000


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