Learn about the origins of New Orleans in our oldest neighborhood
This 2 hour walking tour, led by a highly trained historian tour guide, is an essential introduction to our city’s incredible history. The French Quarter serves as the center of NOLA’s rich culture and history, with its boundaries defining the original city, founded in 1718. This tour delves into the origins of New Orleans as the colonial capital of French Louisiana. Initially the vision of famed French Explorer Jean Batiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville, the French Quarter was soon home to prisoners, prostitutes from Paris, Africans from across West Africa, European aristocracy and more
The French Quarter, with its unique blend of European and American vibes, is a complex, fascinating setting unlike any other. We will view architecture spanning three centuries and hear stories of the diverse cultures who created it. We’ll stroll past world renown restaurants and popular bars to learn about our famous food and drink. Your tour guide will show you the ins and outs of the streets of The Vieux Carré where artists create, fortune tellers prophesy and musicians provide the sounds that make your tour of The French Quarter unforgettable.