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French Quarter Tours and Tickets

Soak in the vibrant atmosphere of New Orleans’ most famous area with French Quarter tours. Roam the elegant streets, enjoy rides on horse-drawn carriages, admire the eclectic mix of architectural styles, visit the legendary Bourbon Street and more. Choose from a veritable panoply of French Quarters attractions ranging from informative walking tours to pub crawls, paddle wheeler sojourns to thrilling nocturnal romps in search of ghosts and vampires. Explore the streets with enthusiastic and friendly guides in tow and see the historic monuments, tuck into sumptuous meals at the restaurants and enjoy live music at the jazz clubs. You can select a tour that’s perfect for you and book online.
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Our tips for French Quarter

  • Stay safe. Bourbon Street can get pretty wild and crowded after dark. If visiting in the evening, keep your wits about you and keep your wallet safe. You can also head down Royal and make your way over to Frenchmen Street for the best entertainment in the city.
  • Wear comfortable shoes. There’s a lot of walking to be done so make sure that you strap on a pair of comfy walking shoes. The French Quarter is best explored on foot.
  • Be mindful. You can drink on the streets of the French Quarter but don’t make the mistake of carrying a glass bottle with you. You must consume alcoholic beverages from a plastic to-go cup.
  • Stay informed about the weather. During summer, the French Quarter experiences heat and humidity, so it is important to be prepared by bringing ample hydration and adjusting your plans accordingly.
  • Try the local cuisine. Indulge in the authentic flavors of New Orleans by trying the local cuisine, such as beignets, gumbo, and jambalaya. The French Quarter has a wide range of restaurants to select from.

Good to know

The French Quarter is a cultural crossroads where the traditions of France, Spain, Africa, and America come together to form a one-of-a-kind and memorable experience. Stroll through colorful streets and indulge in delectable local cuisine. The 300-year-old neighborhood that's also a National Historic Landmark.
This was once the whole city: The French Quarter still occupies the same 6×13 block area laid out in 1718 by French Canadian naval officer Jean Baptiste Bienville. At the time, the 70 squares within this area made up the entire French settlement of Nouvelle-Orléans, the original City of New Orleans.
The most famous watering holes in the city are located in the French Quarter. Bars in the area range from high-end establishments to dim hole-in-the-wall joints. Contrary to the popular assumption that Bourbon Street gets its name from whiskey, the street gets its name from the Bourbon Dynasty, who ruled France at the time of the city's founding.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: Where is the French Quarter?

    French Quarters is the oldest neighbourhood in New Orleans, also famously known as Vieux Carré. It was founded in 1718 by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville. It is also simply called ‘The Quarter.’

  • Q: What is the best time to take French Quarters tour?

    The South is known for its hot weather, lakes and swamps, and the city of New Orleans is no exception. A relatively hot and sticky city, only the bravest of souls travel to New Orleans during the summer months of July and August when 100-degree (Fahrenheit) temperatures and almost 100% humidity come out to play. When considering what to do in New Orleans, try your luck from February to May for the most pleasant weather.

  • Q: How do I get around?

    It is the most walkable neighborhood in New Orleans with a Walk Score of 97. You could also rent a bike to get around or enjoy a horse carriage ride through its charming streets. Cabs and rented cars are also viable options.

  • Q: What are some popular tourist attractions in the French Quarter?

    Popular tourist spots in the French Quarter include Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, the French Market, and the renowned Bourbon Street.

  • Q: Is the French Quarter safe for tourists?

    While the French Quarter is generally considered safe for tourists, as with any urban area, it's advisable to exercise normal safety precautions and remain alert to your surroundings.

  • Q: Are there any walking tours of the French Quarter available?

    Yes, there are a variety of walking tours available in the French Quarter, such as Original Cocktail Walking Tour, Ghosts and Spirits Walking Tour, New Orleans French Quarter History Tour, New Orleans Crimewalk Tour, and so on.

  • Q: Are there any parking options available in the French Quarter?

    While there are multiple parking lots and garages in the French Quarter, they can be costly. To steer clear of parking difficulties, you may want to consider using public transportation or a ride-sharing service.

  • Q: Any tips to save money during my visit to the French Quarters?

    Book your French Quarter tours well in advance to avoid paying last-minute inflated rates. Low seasons are the best time to travel if you are a budget traveler. Drink prices in the city can be quite heavy on the pocket. Seek out happy hour deals and half price dishes when eating out. On the streets of the French Quarter, there is live music to be heard. Enjoy some live music for free but a tip would definitely be appreciated.

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