Faubourg Marigny Tours

Faubourg Marigny
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.

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

Experience New Orleans from a perspective rare to visitors on a horse–drawn carriage ride through the French Quarter. In addition to navigating for you, your guide tells anecdotes about the historic landmarks from Jackson Square to Bourbon Street. Booking a private tour ensures the itinerary is customized to your own interests, whether it be a food–themed tour or a quiet, romantic ride.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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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
  • 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
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Instagram Art Walk ft. Banksy

This is the first and only tour in New Orleans specifically created for travelers who love contemporary street art, local art history, and Banksy! It's a great activity for artists, art lovers, couples, families, and solo travelers.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 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
  • Duration: 3 hours
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French Quarter Horse and Carriage Ride with Optional Cemetery Tour

Opt for an alternative sightseeing experience of New Orleans during a 1-hour horse and carriage tour of the French Quarter, undoubtedly the city’s most captivating enclave. While your guide provides entertaining narration, you’ll canter past landmarks such as Jackson Square, Napoleon House, and St. Louis Cathedral. Plus, you’ll stop at St. Louis Cemetery — home to the tomb of Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau — for a short walking tour.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Marc's Hometown Experience

We will explore the original suburbs of the old town… the hip Marigny, the funky Bywater and Bayou St John, the true gateway to New Orleans. We will ride through Tremé, the birthplace of Jazz, and so much more.Marc will cover the entire city, the American sector of uptown and cities now turned neighborhoods of Lafayette and the Irish Channel.He knows all the right people and has both relationships and insight into this rich culture.
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Duration: 3 to 4 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
  • Duration: 3 hours
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History of New Orleans Private Walking & Driving Tour

See historical highlights of New Orleans during a personalized walking and driving tour for your group of up to six people. Walk the streets of the French Quarter and Garden District, and hit sights like historic cemeteries, antebellum mansions, and beautiful parks as you explore iconic New Orleans neighborhoods. Listen to commentary from your guide and enjoy the flexibility to customize your itinerary.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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History of New Orleans Private Driving Tour

Experience New Orleans apart from the big tour groups and kitschy sites on a private tour led by a guide with deep roots in the Big Easy. Ride comfortably and cooly around town in a luxury vehicle, seeing more than just the French Quarter with stops in the Garden District, City Park, and funky Faubourg Marigny. Soak up the city’s one-of-a-kind history, culture, and flavor with personalized insight you won’t find in any guidebook.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • 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: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 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
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Esplanade Ridge Pedicab Tour

What makes New Orleans unique? Is it the spice of the food? The curve of the river? The growl in the music? And where did it all come from? Explore the lives of New Orleans’ earliest inhabitants, the Creoles, as we wind through their history and their oak-lined streets. All tours have a maximum 3:1 guest to guide ratio. See Congo Square, Faubourg Marigny, Esplanade Avenue, Treme, Fairgrounds, City Park and Bayou St. John. Please dress for the weather and feel free to bring water and snacks. To book day-of, please call.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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History of New Orleans City & Cemetery Private Driving Tour

4 Hour Private Historical Driving Tour  1-6 People  Starting times for the tour is 9:00AM. INFLUENTIAL HISTORY - ARCHITECTURAL DELIGHTS - HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOODS - CULTURAL ARTS - ICONIC CEMETERIES - INSPIRATIONAL CUISINEMichaela’s Tours are not your ordinary Tour. This is your opportunity for a Truly Unique Shared Experience with a Multi-Generational New Orleanian! For those who are accustomed to the finer things in life, we have created a comprehensive itinerary exploring many of the distinctive landmarks that define the History of New Orleans’ heritage and Culture as it’s been continually shaped by various international influences. The charm of bygone New Orleans is a treasure that will be experienced on our tours.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 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
  • Duration: 3 hours
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