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French Quarter Walking Tour
Let your own 'local expert' unravel the mysteries of one of America's oldest and most unique living neighbourhoods!
Follow in the footsteps of historic figures as you stroll along the Mighty Mississippi, through the French Market and Jackson Square, and down the banquettes (sidewalks) of quaint streets named for saints and sinners from our European past.
Learn about the Creoles on this tour through the original city, founded in 1718 by French explorer Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville. See the old Quarter come to life as your guide explains its secrets and helps you understand all it has to offer - architecture, courtyards, gardens, food, music, and art.
Tour the oldest building in the Mississippi Valley, the Old Ursuline Convent, constructed by French Colonial Engineers under the auspices of the crown and completed in 1753. Over the centuries, this building has been a convent for the Ursuline Nuns, a school, an archbishop’s residence, the archdiocesan central office and a meeting place for the Louisiana legislature. Included in this tour is St. Mary’s Church, completed in 1845, which has served as a center of worship for the French, Spanish, African Americans, German, Irish and Italian communities.
Duration: 2 HOURS.
Tour runs on various days.
Tour departs at 1.00pm (May be subject to change in the summer months).
Tour departs from the Gray Line “Lighthouse” Ticket Office located at Toulouse Street and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock), only 1 block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
Please Note: This is a walking tour on uneven sidewalks and streets, so please wear comfortable shoes! During warmer months, its recommended that you wear lightly coloured clothing; caps/hats and umbrellas are also suggested.
Prices from: £16.00 per adult £9.00 per child (6 - 12 yrs)