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Historique Vieux Carre’

Historique Vieux Carre'

Located ninety-five miles above the mouth of the Mississippi River, the Vieux Carre or ‘old square’ is the heart of New Orleans.

This is where the city began on top of a Native American portage nearly 300 years ago and would from here grow to be one of the largest and wealthiest cities in America. Follow your guide through three centuries of intriguing history, unique to New Orleans.

Historique Vieux Carre’

Landmarks you will visit:

Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral
Jean Lafitte‘s Blacksmith Shop Tavern
Old Ursaline Convent, the oldest building in New Orleans

Tour Details
The tour will meet and depart from the Bienville Statue near 400 Decatur Street.
2 Hour Private Walking Tour
1.25 Mile Walking Distance
Tour Rate: $40 Per Person
Reservations are required

Tour Time:
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Subjects will include:

  • Colonial New Orleansthe city’s founding and early tribulations
  • Antebellum LifeCode Noir, Louisiana Purchase, Wars
  • Creole CuisineOrigins of restaurants and local food
  • ArchitectureStyles and functions of our buildings

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