Faubourg Marigny Tours

Ask any tourist about the Faubourg Marigny and you’ll likely be met with blank stares. Ask any local about the Faubourg Marigny, and you’ll hear about one of New Orleans’s most interesting and musically active neighborhoods. A triangular area between Esplanade and Elysian Fields Avenue, this historic New Orleans neighborhood spans only a third of a square mile but has a wildly disproportionate concentration of musical talent.

Long a local secret, national attention landed upon Faubourg Marigny when, after Hurricane Katrina, a new wave of interest in New Orleans began, and with the economic resurgence that filled the land the Marigny neighborhood entered the spotlight as a local place to be and be seen.

Historically, the Faubourg Marigny was developed as New Orleans’ second suburb in 1806, and was the first recording neighborhood outside of the famous French Quarter. The neighborhood first became famous thanks to a wealthy eccentric southern gentleman who owned a plantation within the boundaries of the district and was known throughout the south for his generous displays of wealth and for bringing the now popular gambling game “craps” to America.

The most popular part of Faubourg Marigny is Frenchmen Street. This four block stretch of bars and restaurants is one of the most popular places in the city to catch live music and grab a good and soulful bite to eat. Many bars don’t feature cover charges, so patrons bounce from bar to bar with a “to go” drink, enjoying the neighborhood’s famous local music.

Practical Info

Marigny is down river from the French Quarter, to the north-east by compass.
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Address: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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New Orleans Bike Tour

Discover the beauty and history of New Orleans by bike on a morning or afternoon tour of seven eclectic neighborhoods. Enjoy a 3.5‐hour guided ride through the classic French Quarter and hip neighboring Faubourg Marigny. Cruise by the opulent Esplanade Avenue, St Louis Cemetery 3, City Park and more. Along the way, learn about the city’s colorful history from clashing colonial settlements and Creole society to contemporary culture.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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City of New Orleans and Katrina Recovery Tour

Immerse yourself in the culture, history, and landscape of vibrant New Orleans on this half-day tour with a small group of 15 people or fewer. This experience combines elements from several disparate tours, including those focusing on architecture, the Garden District, historic cemeteries, the French Quarter, and recovery from Hurricane Katrina. Hotel pickup included.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private French Quarter Walking and City Surrounding Neighborhoods Driving Tour

Explore New Orleans’s most famous sights and lesser-known treasures on a private, 6-hour combo tour of the French Quarter and outlying neighborhoods. Stroll past historic landmarks like Jackson Square and the Cabildo on a walking tour, and then get an authentic glimpse of the city often missed by visitors on a comprehensive driving tour.  A private guide and comfortable transport make it a great way to delve deep beneath the surface of this one-of-a-kind American city.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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New Orleans Small-Group Bike Tour

See New Orleans beyond just the French Quarter on a bike tour that gets you out into less-touristy neighborhoods like Faubourg Tremé and Storyville. Learn about the city's multicultural origins and follow the evolution of jazz, stopping to hear local lore and snap photos at landmarks like Congo Square and the famous St. Louis Cemetery No. 2. The flexibility of both a small group size and two-wheeled tour is a great way to expand your view of the Big Easy.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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New Orleans French Quarter & Garden District Combo Bike Tour

Pedal through two centuries of New Orleans history on a combo bike tour of the French Quarter and Garden District. Learn about the city’s Creole roots as you ride along the banks of the Mississippi and through the legendary streets of the oldest neighborhood in town. Then, cross over to the ‘American’ side, where stately southern mansions overlook leafy boulevards and the time-worn tombs of Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. It’s a great way to meet the many faces of New Orleans while enjoying fresh air and exercise.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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New Orleans History and Sights Small-Group Bike Tour

Avoid hours of walking between landmarks on an active and convenient bike tour through the heart of New Orleans. In addition to navigating for you, your guide provides little–known facts and anecdotes about the city’s must-see landmarks, from the Mississippi River to Congo Square. Bottled water and a small group size ensure a comfortable tour.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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New Orleans French Quarter Jogging Tour

Explore the historic sites and landmarks of New Orleans’ French Quarter, Treme and Garden District neighborhoods on a 3-hour jogging tour with a local guide. Enjoy a fun, active way to see the city, and join a small-group of fellow runners as you set an easy-going pace on the 6.2-mile (10-km) route. Learn about the city’s colorful history and culture while taking in antebellum architecture and the highlights of each neighborhood. Get insider tips on the best places to eat, drink and live like a New Orleans local.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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