Louisiana Creole Culture: French Quarter Exploration
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68 Ratings
New Orleans
Immerse yourself in the vibrant Louisiana Creole culture as you explore the historic French Quarter. Discover the unique blend of West African, Native American, and European influences that shaped this captivating region.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Jackson Square - You will learn the history of Place Jackson, center of Old Square.
  • St. Louis Cathedral - You will learn the history of St. Louis Cathedral, the most important church in New Orleans.
  • Louis Armstrong Park - You will learn the history and cultural significance of Congo Square.
  • Hermann-Grima House - You will visit the courtyard of the Hermann-Grima House, typical of the nineteenth century.
What's Included
  • Entrance fee to Maison Hermann-Grima courtyard included.
Additional Information

We encourage you to set aside some time to explore New Orleans’ most ancient district. Journeying through the streets of the Vieux Carré, you’ll uncover the rich narratives of Louisiana’s Creole populace. Among U.S locations, Louisiana is exceptional. Enlightening tales about influential Creoles (comprising of West Africans, Native Americans, and Europeans) will illuminate the establishment of a distinctive culture, separating us from the rest of America’s southern territories.

While geographically in the southern United States, culturally, Louisiana could be considered the uppermost portion of the Caribbean. This guided experience is a discovery of Louisiana Creole; an in-depth probe into the cradle of jazz and zydeco, gumbo, and jambalaya.

(Note: The tour will also feature a stop at a courtyard belonging to a 19th-century residence.)

Location
2951502 Royal St
Royal Street
The guide will wait for you instead of Henriette Delille (at the corner of Royale and Orleans streets just behind the Saint-Louis cathedral)
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Jcandon
May 29, 2024
Discovery of Creole culture - Very friendly and interesting visit. walking in the French Quarter while talking with a guide very invested in Creole culture, we learn lots of things.
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417geraldinet
Mar 27, 2024
Great time - Visit and story of the history of the Creoles very well constructed and interesting, our guide Muriel very friendly and attentive. Tours by Marguerite seems to be a small structure but as a result it offers very personalized and local booking support. Furthermore, this is one of the rare visits in French for those who do not have such a good command of English. A great experience
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Virginia_f
Feb 15, 2024
Best guide ever. - Muriel, was the best guide I’ve come across. I made the mistake of choosing the tour in the French language. She went above and beyond by choosing to do the same tour in English three hours later. The knowledge she has of the people who inhabited the French quarter was extensive.
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Isabelleg845
Jan 31, 2024
Exciting visit and history!!! - Very interesting visit on the history of New Orleans, we learn a lot and Muriel is a top guide, thank you very much
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Trelly50
Jan 8, 2024
To do absolutely - A must do!!!! Lawson introduced us to the French Quarter and we learned a lot about New Orleans without this visit we would have completely missed the history of this city.
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Celestine211
Dec 25, 2023
Experience not to be missed - Muriel is a learned person, who knows New Orleans perfectly. The visit was very informative. Muriel takes the time to answer each question, although it is superfluous to ask her any as she anticipates them with her complete and relevant explanations. Very friendly, you don't see the time passing. I could have spent the day with him. Experience not to be missed.
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Sightseer644238
Sep 26, 2023
Visit the Old Square - Lawson was an excellent communicator on Creole history. He is passionate and made us have a good time. Thank you and continue to keep the French language and your culture alive.
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Baggi0niv
Sep 1, 2023
To do without hesitation! - We visited New Orleans with Muriel who didn't skimp on the explanations and her time. This tour is well designed and original in its approach. You won't do many miles but the explanations are interesting and very informative. We recommend this tour which will allow you to discover Creole customs and the history of Louisiana. A passionate guide who passes on her knowledge.
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Hannahspin
Aug 15, 2023
Magnificent experience - It was a magnificent tour, extremely pleasant and in very good company, that of Muriel. I recommend this tour 1000%. Everything is very well organized and extremely interesting. Well done and thank you!!
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Courtneyss8157ze
Jan 15, 2022
Enthusiastic , knowledgeable guide - I cannot recommend Lawson's Creole French Quarter tour highly enough. After the tour, I saw the "Vieux Carre" in a whole new light and learned so much about the city's diverse populations. Take this tour and early on in your trip if you can!
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