French Quarter Walking Tour: The French Quarter Walking Tour gives you access to the mysteries of one of America’s oldest and most unique living neighbourhoods! Stroll along the Mississippi and feel the historical significance of following in the footsteps of countless notable figures. Amble though the French Market and Jackson Square, and down the banquettes of quaint streets named for saints and sinners from our European past.
Feel the French influence of the founder of the city in 1718, Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne as you learn about the Creoles of the area. See the old Quarter come to life as your guide explains its secrets and encourages you to embrace the architecture, courtyards, gardens, food, music, and art. Your tour ends at the Cabildo, built under Spanish rule in 1795-1799, and the site of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. The Cabildo has served as a city hall, a courthouse and a prison. And its importance can be felt in its history: it was the headquarters of the Louisiana State Supreme Court for the landmark Plessy vs. Ferguson decision. One of the most legendary artefacts on display here is the death mask of the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.
This two hour long, English language walking tour is the most pleasant and informative way to get to know one of America’s most fascinating areas. On Mondays and State Holidays, you will experience another iconic museum or historic home instead of the Cabildo, which is closed on these days.
Meeting/ Pick up point: Gray Line ticket office at 400 Toulouse Street.
Duration: 2 hours.
Start or opening time: 10am. From March 1st at 1pm. <<br /> Languages: English.