Explore the elegant Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery #1 with your expert local guide. Your guide shares recommendations for shopping, dining, and sightseeing in this gracious area of town!
- Bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated.
- An umbrella is also handy in case it rains or for creating your own shade.
- Please wear comfortable shoes! The sidewalks of the French Quarter can be quite uneven.
Come Explore the French Quarter!
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’ll hold in your heart long after you have left its narrow streets.