French Quarter Walking Tour
Take part in many great sightseeing tours of the French Quarter in New Orleans, with the French Quarter Walking Tour, you will get an in-depth look into many amazing and historical locations. The Quarter was founded in 1718 and was the original settlement for the nearly 300-year-old city of New Orleans. Take in the character and inviting courtyards as you stroll through the streets, and learn about French and Spanish rule and the Louisiana Purchase.
Highlight locations you will get to see during the tour include:
Cabildo - The first was crushed in 1788 in the Great New Orleans Fire, however was revamped soon after in 1795-1799 for the home of the Spanish civil government in New Orleans. Options to the structure were later included, for example, the mansard rooftop and outside sculptings. The Cabildo holds a ton of history as it was held the exchange services for the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.
Presbytere - The name of the Presbytere originates from it being the previous site of the home of the Capuchin Monks and Presbytery. It was expected to house ministry, however the structure was at first utilized as business purposes up to 1834 when it was utilized by Louisana Supreme Court. It was later offered to the state in 1908 and in 1911 it was a piece of the Louisiana State Museum. In 1970, it was proclaimed a National Historic Landmark.
Pontalba Buildings - The coordinating red-block structures are what make up different sides of the verifiable Jackson Square and were worked in the late 1840s. The base floors house cafés and shops while the above floors are utilized for lofts which are the most seasoned persistently leased condos in the U.S. The structures turned into a National Historic Landmark in 1974.
St. Louis Cathedral - Dedicated to Saint Louis (King Louis IX of France). The first church was a wooden structure worked in 1718, the congregation was crushed in the Great NOLA Fire and another congregation was worked in 1794, it has since been added and extended to in 1850, with little of the first structure remaining.
Jackson Square - A noteworthy park in the French Quarter where the Louisana buy was made United States an area in 1803.
Old Ursuline Convent - Nuns from the Ursuline Convent of Rouen in 1726 came to New Orleans to assemble another religious circle so they could run an emergency clinic and deal with instructing the little youngsters in the region.
William Faulkner's Home - William Faulkner was an American essayist from Mississippi who won a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1949. The house is the place he composed a large number of his books and is presently the site of Faulkner House Books.
Tennessee Williams Home - Tennessee Williams was an American writer. His most celebrated plays incorporate The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and that's just the beginning. He lived in numerous spots to invigorate his composition yet at one time he was living in the French Quarter and 722 Toulouse Street, which is the setting for his play Vieux Carre.
Bistro du Monde - The Cafe du Monde is an outside bistro built up in 1862 and is situated in the French Quarter. The bistro serves numerous verifiable beverages from the past, for example, a chicory-mixed espresso made during the American Civil War because of the espresso lack.
Old French Market - A market that traverses six squares in the French Quarter zone of New Orleans. It initially started where Cafe du Monde at present dwells and has been redesigned and modified various occasions. The market goes back to 1791 however the absolute most established structures in the market go back to 1813.
Highlight your vacation with this beautiful walking tour that will be a fun and history filled adventure for the entire family. Add this to your next New Orleans French Quarter vacation package today.
- Approximately how long does the French Quarter Walking Tour last?
It is approximately 2 hours.
- For what ages is the tour appropriate?
Appropriate for all ages.
- What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
- Is photography / video recording allowed on the French Quarter Walking Tour ?
Both photography and video cameras are permitted.
- Where does the tour meet?
Tour meets at 441 Royal St. (at the corner of Royal and St. Louis Streets) in front of the Royal House Oyster Bar.