- 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 and tour the Old Ursuline Convent, the oldest building in the Mississippi River Valley
What You Can Expect
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. You’ll also take a guided tour of the Old Ursuline Convent, the oldest building in the Mississippi River Valley and one of the few surviving buildings from French colonial days.
Throughout your tour, your guide will delve into some of the darker realities of this area of New Orleans, including its history of yellow fever, voodoo and the grisly medical practices of the 19th century such as leeching and bloodletting.
After your enlightening journey, end your tour in the shady comfort of the newly renovated courtyard and herb garden of the Ursuline Convent .
Our guide Julia was excellent and very informative, made the tour interesting and humorous.
Estelle took us on a wonderful tour of the French Quarter, She gave us information about the history of the Cathedral and important facts concerning the history of the Quarter which was very interesting to me. Thank you, Estelle for the great tour.