French Quarter Walking Tour
Cost: $400. per Guide, PRIVATE TOUR done by special request, for any size group, 2 and 1/2 hours long
Led by local historians, this tour is only available by special request. We can accommodate any size group. For groups larger than 28 people we will use several tour guides.
New Orleans is known around the world for its signature food and resilient spirit. This tour is a wonderful opportunity to also gain a better understanding of the "Vieux Carre"/ French Quarter's unique history and architecture.
Meander with your private tour guide through the French Quarter, connecting the rich literary culture of New Orleans with historic landmarks and residences. Enter the courtyard of a gracious Creole Cottage and learn the mysteries of Creole life.
Highlights include: St Louis Cathedral (no inside tour ), The Cabildo and The Presbytere on Jackson Square, Exchange Alley, Madame John’s Legacy, the Old Ursuline Convent (New Orleans oldest building), the Beauregard-Keyes House, the 'haunted' Lalaurie Mansion, and the homes of William Faulkner and Tennessee Williams. Passing by 'Cafe Du Monde' you will get an overall view of the Mississippi River flowing by the Port Of New Orleans before getting to the French Market.
Hear about the influence of women while learning about Spanish 18th century and fashionable 19th century architecture along storied Toulouse and Royal streets.
See where Creoles plotted Napoleon's escape from exile and learn about quadroon balls, 'Garçonnieres' and the Creole tradition of 'plaçage' along the 'banquettes' of lovely Rue Chartres all the way to Jackson Square, the Pontalba apartments and the stunningly beautiful St Louis Cathedral.
* For an additional fee, ($ 1.00 per person) add a walking tour of the fascinating St Louis #1 Cemetery, where Marie Laveau, the Queen of Voodoo is buried! Located on the edge of the French Quarter, the oldest still serviced cemetery, this site is often the setting for many haunted New Orleans films and movies, notable "Easy Rider," "Interview with a Vampire," "Johnny Handsome," and many more. Most people flock to this particular haunted New Orleans cemetery location because it is the resting site of the legendary Grand Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau.
Our professionnal Tour Guides are native Orleanians and many are long-time residents of the French Quarter.