The Historic French Quarter

The Historic French Quarter

The Historic French Quarter

The French Quarter. The Vieux Carré. La Nouvelle Orleans. The original city. Full of charm, wonder, and history. Our guides will bring this historic district to life on a two-hour walking tour and share information and insights that will astound you. This is the tour for those wishing to come to terms with HOW New Orleans came to be, who created this place and gave it its unique character, and why the city remains so distinctive today.

Among the highlights of this tour:

  • The issues and controversies surrounding the founding of New Orleans by the French in 1718.
  • Life under French, and then Spanish rule
  • The pirates, profiteers, scoundrels, and assorted characters who left their stamp upon the city
  • The slave culture of Louisiana and its imprint on the French Quarter
  • Historic architecture: French, Spanish, and American
  • The oldest cathedral in the U.S., the oldest opera, the first cocktail, and other claims to fame
  • The fashioning of a Creole culture and its legacy today

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Tour Schedule

11 am -12:30 pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays

1 pm-2:30 pm Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays

Meet your guide 10-15 minutes early in Jackson Square, beside the equestrian statue of Gen. Andrew Jackson

Contact Us

Email: tours@doubloontours.com

Phone: 504.491.2669

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