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Guided Historical French Quarter Walking Tour

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Louisiana, United States
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2 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English

Overview

Experience the convergence of colonial empires on this walking tour of New Orleans’ exquisite French Quarter. With a guide, learn about French, Spanish, and Creole influence on this famous neighborhood, from cloistered courtyards and intricate ironwork to beignets and jambalaya. View legendary sites, quaint shops, and centuries‐old bars as you saunter down Royal Street, Bourbon Street, and more.
  • Walking tour of New Orleans’ French Quarter
  • Discover the history, legends, and mysteries of this district from your 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
Meet your guide in the French Quarter for an afternoon walking tour of the incomparable Vieux Carré (Old Square). As city’s oldest neighborhood and remaining cultural hub, the French Quarter offers a look at a true dichotomy of old‐world tradition and contemporary New Orleans living.  
Stroll along the Mississippi River for a view of paddlewheel steamboats drifting on the water and visit the waterside French Market. You’ll have time to wander through the bustling space – the oldest market of its kind in the U.S. – and check out local produce, fish, and Creole delicacies. Then continue to the Beauregard‐Keyes House, a true melting pot of architectural style. View the lofty portico of this quaint Creole cottage and learn of its former residents, Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard and American author Frances Parkinson Keyes. Your guide will take you through Keyes' original studio and point out authentic artifacts from the Beauregard and Keyes collections.
The final stop is Jackson Square, the former Place d’Armes. See Louisiana’s Cabildo and Presbytere museums and the Pontalba Apartments, the oldest apartment buildings in the United States. Your tour includes entry into the Cabildo, originally the seat of the Spanish Government in New Orleans and the site of Louisiana Purchase transfer. Follow you guide through the exhibit for an entertaining look at Louisiana’s history from a multicultural standpoint.
Between stops, you’ll explore other historic streets in the quarter such as St. Louis Street and Dumaine Street, named for famed saints and sinners. Hear stories and legends about New Orleans singular and complex Creole culture, and enjoy some literary landmark spotting such as the building where Tennessee Williams wrote A Streetcar Named Desire and William Faulkner’s home.
Your tour returns to the starting point by mid‐afternoon.

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Pepe
, Mar 2018

Very good and informative tour about the French Quarter. Our guide, Bill, was very knowledgeable and had a good sense of humour. I found out many things about the American History I did not know about, and which is rarely mentioned in books. His explanation of the Battle of New Orleans and what really happened was first rate!

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Gaylene L
, Mar 2018

Mary E. was a wonderful tour guide. We learned sooooo much history about NOLA and the French Quarter. Her personality made it very fun. Definitely take this tour if you want an interesting, educational, and very enjoyable experience. This was our favorite thing in NOLA!

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Linda A
, Jan 2018

Mary D was great. She is a local with a passion for history .

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Evelyn K H
, Oct 2017

This was a great way to get a quick look at the French Quarter, learn some history and get your bearings for your own exploration. Our guide was a pleasant, well-educated young woman and the number of people on the tour was reasonable. We learned more than I expected and enjoyed the experience.

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Melissa W
, Sep 2017

We were in a very large group, so it was sometimes difficult to hear so we wish it had been a smaller group. But overall it was a great tour with awesome history lessons as we learned so much new and interesting information!

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curlyfizz2
, Jul 2017

Had a really good time, the guide was knowledgeable and friendly, was a small group and I thoroughly enjoyed it

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Angela K
, Feb 2017

While our guide was informative, I feel that the tour was not extensive enough. As our group was keen to see as much as possible, little time was wasted with comfort breaks. However, this didn't result in us seeing more, it resulted in the tour only lasting one and a half hours instead of the two hours as expected.

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Donald H
, Nov 2016

Dr. Jumbo was knowledgeable and an excellent story teller which made our group of 8's tour memorable. Highly recommend!

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Michael G
, Oct 2016

Julie was our tour guide and from the moment we hit the streets you could tell by her passion that she has lived here for over 37 years. she brought her local knowledge of the entire city and the history behind the French quarter. She explained everything from the birth of the city to Katrina she explained it all. For someone who would rather be exploring the scenery of a local golf course, I would not have missed this tour. Great job, well worth doing. We even recommended the tour to some people we met at dinner. Ask for Julie you won't be disappointed.

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Devyani
, Aug 2016

What a fantastic, enthusiastic guide who knew local history, art, architecture and kept us entertained throughout the walk...thank you


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