The French Quarter is New Orleans' Oldest and Most Unique Neighborhood
The French Quarter is the original city of New Orleans, established by the French in 1718 as a tiny outpost in the wild and vast Louisiana swamp. Despite the fact that it has been American since Napoleon sold it to the United States in 1803, the city's oldest neighborhood has retained a strong European and Caribbean look and feel. Far from being only a historical site, the French Quarter is still a living, vibrant neighborhood. Join a passionate local guide and see the buildings and hear the stories of the triumphant, tragic, and tawdry that made (and continue to make) this neighborhood a treasure you will hold in your heart long after you have left its narrow streets.
On our French Quarter walking tour, you can expect to visit the locations that best illustrate the history and character of New Orleans, and to leave your tour armed with a deep understanding of the French Quarter that will add to your new Orleans experience for the rest of your trip.