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  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)
Discover the history and legends of the mysterious neighborhood of the French Quarter in New Orleans. On this walking tour, follow your guide as you saunter down the sidewalks of Royal Street, Bourbon Street and other quaint streets named after European saints and sinners. Your guide will teach you about the Creole people and point out the architecture and homes of this area, originally settled by the French in the early 1700s.

Highlights

  • Walking tour of New Orleans’ French Quarter
  • Discover the history, legends and mysteries of this district from your knowledgeable guide
  • See the architecture and homes that give this historic quarter its unique flair
  • Stroll along the Mississippi River, French Quarter Courtyard, Cabildo Museum and the Beauregard-Keyes House

What You Can Expect

French Quarter Walking Tour

Bourbon Street Sign

The French Quarter, also known as the Vieux Carré (‘Old Square'), is the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans. Many of the quarter’s buildings actually pre-date the city itself, giving the area a quaint, mysterious old-world feel.

On this guided walking tour, follow in the footsteps of historic figures such as French privateer Jean Lafitte and American playwright Tennessee Williams as you stroll along the Mississippi River, through the French Market and Jackson Square, and down the banquettes (sidewalks) of streets named after European saints and sinners like St. Louis and Dumaine.

Your guide will bring the French Quarter to life with stories, legends and interesting facts about the Creole people and the architecture, courtyards, food, music, art and gardens that all lend to this district’s unique character.

Get acquainted with the Beauregard-Keyes House, a historic residence located in the French Quarter, and learn of its past tenants including Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard and American author Frances Parkinson Keyes. The residence has been converted into a museum and restored to its original Victorian style; you even get a glimpse of Keyes' studio. Personal items from Beauregard's family and collections of Keyes' rare porcelain teapots and dolls are on display.

After your enlightening journey, end your tour at the Cabildo, site of the transfer of the Louisiana Purchase. In 1911 the Cabildo became home of the Louisiana State Museum, showcasing the history of Louisiana and the heritage of the ethnic groups that live there.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

A very nice tour to take around the French Quarter. Judy was very informative and patiently took us around explaining the history and current situations. We enjoyed it. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Loved this tour very much! Estelle, our tour guide, was amazing. She loves her city, has extensive knowledge of it's history, keeps it fun and memorable. Highly recommended.

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