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  • Location:New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

French Quarter Walking Tour

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.


  • 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 September 2015

Fantastic tour. Sandi our guide was fantastic regarding history, architecture and insider tips regarding entertainment.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Had already walked thru French Quarter ourselves, but now Julie explained what we were seeing!!! Loved it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

I picked the hottest time of day, but it was still a very fun and informative tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a great way to see the sights and learn some history about the area. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our guide was extremely knowledgable and fun!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great way to see the French Quarters

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was great and we loved our guide too!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Judy was a very experienced informative guide with lots of historical and funny items of interest about New Orleans. Although it was raining we continued and had a very enjoyable tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

We couldn't imagine a better tour guide than Robi. He was very knowledgeable about the history of New Orleans and all the sites we visited. His stories were animated and enjoyable while his knowledge of the area was superb. Thanks!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Etienne, our tour guide was Incredible!!! Wonderful history lesson but fun, too!!! I feel like I learned sooo much about this interesting city, and I have been here 5 times before!!! Thanks for a first-class tour, mon chere!!!!

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