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French Quarter Tours

Take a step back in time to colonial New Orleans with our French Quarter Tours. New Orleans was founded in 1718. It was to be a defensive port city. This was during the reign of French King Louis XV. The city has withstood 3 regime changes (France, Spain, France again, America) and has become one of the nation’s most interesting cities.

Our French Quarter Tours give you a crash course in our earliest New Orleans Architecture. From our last remaining French Era building through present day, we cover it! Did you know that the French Quarter really isn’t French architecture? You will learn why on our tour. Differences between Creole Cottages of the Spanish Era and Shotguns of the American Era are clarified on our tour for easier identification. Guests will also learn how to recognize the different types of Creole townhouses. To the naked eye they all look the same but we will show you the secrets to knowing the difference.

Our tropical climate and diverse cultures created area unlike anywhere else on Earth. You will notice on our French Quarter Tours that some blocks feel like Europe, and others feel like the Caribbean. Don’t take our word for it! Benjamin Latrobe, the Father of American Architecture, wrote about this unique neighborhood in his journal. He was definitely a fan. “However different this mode (Creole building styles) is from the American manner of building, it has very great advantages, both in regard to the interior dwelling and to the street. In the summer the walls are perfectly shaded from the sun and the house is kept cool, while the pedestrians are shaded from the sun and protected from the rain…”

Join our French Quarter Tour guides as we share the most historic part of New Orleans with you. Book your tour with us today to insure a spot on our sold out tours.

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Tour Details


  • Every day –  10am 
  • $35/person
  • 2 hour tour

Things you’ll see

  • St. Louis Cathedral
  • The Presbytere
  • Pontalba Apartments
  • Ursuline Convent
  • Napoleon House
  • Creole Townhouses (4 types)
  • Shotgun Houses
  • Creole Cottages
  • Dependencies

Architecture styles

  • French Colonial
  • Spanish Colonial
  • Greek Revival
  • Italianate
  • Creole