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French Quarter Walking Tour

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  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3780SECRETS
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.
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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Tour departs from the French Quarter
Departure Time:
10am
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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French Quarter Walking Tour
Code: 3780SECRETSREG

Tour departs at 10am

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French Quarter Walking Tour

Balcony in the French Quarter

Inclusions:
  • Walking tour
  • Guided tour of the Cabildo Museum (Tuesday - Sunday)
  • Beauregard-Keyes House (Mondays and Holidays)
  • Local guide
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless you are booking within 7 days of tour date. In this case, confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • In order to help avoid vehicular traffic in the French Quarter from, it is requested that you please walk, if possible, to the convenient tour departure point, just a short stroll from most downtown hotels
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: James V, October 2014

This was a lot of fun very informative. I know feel like I know something about New Orleans that I would not have known in our short visit.

Reviewed by: Poynter.leslie, October 2014

If you are INTO history and want to know the people who lived in the French Quarter then Libby is the tour guide to have. She really knows the history, brings it to life, and loves talking about it.

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Tour code: 3780SECRETS