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French Quarter History and Ghost Buster Tour
"Our tour takes a step beyond simply gazing at the exteriors of magnificent and mysterious mansions. We'll take you inside the slightly haunted Soule Mansion built in 1830 and share its often bawdy past. Step out onto the balcony and enjoy a breath-taking view and magical place at night and remember the secrets that lie hidden in the shadows.So take a walk with our knowledgeable guides. No need for cheesy theatrics since the sometimes eerie always entertaining true tales of the Vieux Carré will cause gasps of both horror and delight amazement and appreciation. Learn about suicides and murders buildings and sites fraught with historical importance
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Cemetery and French Quarter Walking Tour
"Founded in 1718 by famed French-Canadian explorer Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne Sieur de Bienville New Orleans (and more specifically what we now call the French Quarter or Vieux Carre) has been home to many colorful inhabitants and happenings. In its early beginnings as a French Colony the city was first settled with Paris' most notorious prison outcasts before the addition of European aristocrats land-owning gentry. This strange mix of hedonism and money attracted purveyors such as voodoo practitioners saloon keepers
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New Orleans Original Cocktail Walking Tour
"Embark on your exploration of New Orleans’ cocktail culture from the Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office right on the Mississippi River in the city’s French Quarter. Your group of like-minded 21-and-up revelers will travel the neighborhood’s historic streets ducking in and out of watering holes and restaurants in buildings that still stand as beautiful examples of French and Spanish Colonial Architecture. While it’s easy to get lost in the history of your surroundings the real stars of the tour are the cocktails. Listen in as your guides reveal the stories behind each inventive libation and the characters that brought them to life. Learn the origins of Southern Comfort a liqueur invented in New Orleans in 1874 and the even older story of the Sazerac which dates back to 1850. Sample any of your favorites by purchasing a glass. You’ll also get an inside peek into the city’s oldest restaurant and its wine cellar and private dining rooms
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French Quarter Tips (52)

Why so negative?

I've been to the French Quarter, surrounding areas & cemeteries many times since 2005 & have NEVER had any bad experience. I've also never had to pay a tour guide to take me to any of the...
Kikijean
Feb 05, 2016

Not what we expected.

The French Quarter, well, I should have researched it a little better. We were expecting lots of Jazz clubs (not that I like jazz), bands playing, lots to see and do, and beautiful buildings.What we...
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Madasabull
Jan 23, 2014

French Quarter Festival: those who do not dance

Dancers are not the majority, and most people are looking on; there are very “serious” listeners who like the music, having probably checked the programs and schedules; they come early and take the...
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kokoryko
Jul 25, 2011

French Quarter Festival: Dance

When you walk in the streets of the Quarter during the festival, if you are in the mood, you can even dance! There is space on the street lots of onlookers, and if you are alone, there are lots of...
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kokoryko
Jul 25, 2011

French Quarter Festival: Music

From April 9th to 11th 2010 I was lucky to be in New Orleans for the French Quarter Festival; this Festival, not as famous as Mardi Gras (Carnival) drains thousands of visitors from all USA and...
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kokoryko
Jul 25, 2011

European Ambience

When we visited New Orleans in 1950, we had not yet been to Europe. My dad was fascinated by all the wrought iron balcony railings. In 1718, the French Quarter started out as French, but then in 1762...
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grandmaR
Apr 04, 2011

Navigating the French Quarter

There's only one word I can come up with to cover all of the bases. MAGIC. Some might say black magic, but I say the French Quarter and New Orleans are nothing short of magic. I fell in love with her...
Voodoofoxx
Mar 07, 2011

French Quarter

Enjoyed walking past all of the galleries, shops, and the smells from the wonderful restaurants. We saw William Faulkner's, Truman Capote's and Tennessee William's Homes, We stopped at Pat O'Brien's...
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apbeaches
Apr 03, 2010

Dirty Linen Night - 2nd Sat in August

Dirty Linen Night is the "response" to White Linen Night, which is an art walk of the galleries on Julia Street wherein most folks wear their white linen clothing. Dirty Linen Night is the next...
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TravellerMel
Aug 22, 2009

madame john's legacy

this historic home was built by jean pascal in 1788. the pascal house is one of the oldest surviving creole homes in the french quarter and is listed on the national register of historic places. this...
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doug48
Jun 01, 2009

exchange alley

exchange alley now called exchange place was the site of slave auctions prior to the civil war. the importation of african slaves was abolished in 1806 but the auction of slaves continued on this site...
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doug48
May 27, 2009

souvenirs

There is an over abundance of souvenir items to purchase. And, you will see many of the same things in multiple stores. My favorite shop in the French Quarter is Toulouse Royal, which is located...
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lcostello
May 02, 2009
 
 
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Things to Do Near French Quarter

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Voodoo Museum

First, I'd like to allay any fears that anyone has about this place. No one is going to put a spell on you, turn you into a zombie, or even try to convert you. Second, as the owner of this museum...
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Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar

Stopped at Lafitte's Blacksmith shop tavern for a drink halfway through the ghostwalk tour which was at night time of course. The tavern is supposedly haunted - possibly by Jean Lafitte himself.
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Jackson Square

Any direction you look, you will get a picturesque view. The statue is worth taking a picture or two (or five) of. Say hello to the carriage pulling donkeys. Stop and admire the street performers....
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St. Louis Cathedral

This was our second visit to New Orleans and we hung outside the church on Sunday morning till after service so we could get a quick look inside. We were only inside for about 10 minutes. There was a...
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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

The oldest cemetery in New Orleans, St. Louis Cemetery #1 was founded in 1789. It's listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Most of the burial sites are elaborate above ground vaults and...
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French Market

We came across the market and it was a fun place to browse around and pick up any souvenir you wanted. Also good place to grab something to eat or drink.. We did all 3 there .. but mostly it was fun...
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