With "Passeurs de cultures" - Migrantour
What is it?
Walks in the Paris region to highlight the individual journeys of immigrants, refugees, exiles, migrants: “Passeurs de cultures” who come to tell their stories at a tourist site, in a neighbourhood, or in a museum (European Migrantour program).
The first step is to do the "Passeurs de culture" training to learn from professionals and university students how to organize a cultural walk.
Then, the migrants are able to create and accompany walks, to present their journeys, their stories, their experiences in France. They use their personal link to a region, a district or a monument to share cultural identities.
The objective is to transform the image of immigrants in the history of cities.
Good to know: It is also possible to participate in walks without organizing them.
Several walks are offered in Paris and Île-de-France.
Why is it interesting?
Visit the capital and the towns around Paris seen from the original and personal point of view of each culture trader.
Share moments with different people: for example an Italian merchant from La Courneuve, a Parisian from the 15th arrondissement, a Spanish printer from Choisy, an Algerian cook from Saint Denis, a market gardener from Cergy... who may have lived there for a long time or may just have arrived yesterday in the city.
Experience travel thanks to a conversation about a district, a business, a monument, a party, a meal, a garment, a language...
Organizers and participants in the walks will create a strong social bond and learn the importance of migration in the region.
The culture traders are paid for the tours, like professionals.
Participants can enjoy free walks.
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