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French Quarter Walking and Storytelling Tour531 Reviews
Join the fun on a 2-hour, story-filled stroll through the French Quarter, the oldest, most famous, and most unpredictable neighborhood in New Orleans. This tour has history, culture, architecture and is great for shopping and dining.
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- Join a small group for a more personalized adventure through the French Quarter
- Hear music on every block as your local guide describes the gumbo of ethnic groups that have given New Orleans its distinct vibe
- Experience life among 18th and 19th Century homes and buildings where the Creole heart of New Orleans still beats
- Visit the iconic landmarks of New Orleans, including St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, the French Market, and the Mississippi River
- Learn the stories of the triumphant and tawdry characters that made this neighborhood a must-see for everyone
DescriptionTake a walking and storytelling tour through New Orleans' famous French Quarter. See famous landmarks and learn about local history as you make your way from the jazz fountain to Jackson Square, hearing fascinating stories along the way. The night before the tour, your guide will send an email with their photo, contact information, and directions to the meeting spot. The tour begins at the jazz fountain at the intersection of Decatur and Dumaine Streets in the historic French Market district. These are small-group tours, making for a more comfortable, customized experience. After a brief overview of New Orleans history, your guide will lead you around the oldest neighborhood in the city, and point out the locations that have made New Orleans famous: St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, and the Mississippi River - and lesser-known treasures such as the French Market, an almost 300 year old convent, and courtyards hidden behind the 18th and 19th century buildings. Your guide will also be an enthusiastic storyteller, and the stories about this neighborhood are like no other. Established as a French colonial outpost in 1718, its earliest inhabitants were the quirky, gritty, fascinating types who are still attracted to it today. Every block has a story which will be shared with you. The tour concludes in or next to Jackson Square, but it is by no means over. Your guide is full of recommendations for enjoying the neighborhood and the city further. When you finish the French Quarter tour, you will be energized to go out and explore this jewel of a neighborhood even further, and the knowledge you gained walking with your guide will only deepen your understanding of New Orleans, and stay with you long after you have left its quaint streets and alleys.
Includes2-hour walking tour of the French Quarter Storytelling Views of iconic New Orleans sights Contact information for your guide
- The sidewalks of the French Quarter are quite uneven and tough to walk along; comfortable walking shoes and sturdy wheelchairs are a must