French Quarter Walking Tour

Famous for its beads and beers on Bourbon Street, the reality of the Vieux Carre far surpasses its Mardi-Gras reputation.  In a city that dazzles the visitor with its remarkable architecture, the French Quarter is certainly a standout, with Spanish, Caribbean, French and American influences.  It’s also a district full of characters: from French Quarter Walking Toursmusicians to magicians to voodoo practitioners.

Join Free Tours by Foot on our French Quarter Tour, as we wander the historic streets and alleys of the Old District, passing by the street theater, peeking into historic churches, discovering hidden courtyards, all while entertaining you with stories of authors, artists, priests and pirates.  Join us as we uncover the real French Quarter.

Sights we cover on this walking tour of the French Quarter:

  • Jackson Square
  • St. Louis Cathedral
  • The Cabildo
  • Presbytere
  • Pirates Alley
  • William Faulkner House
  • Tennessee Williams House
  • Bourbon Street
  • Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop
  • and much more…

Check out our self-guided tour of the French Quarter to learn more about what you will see.

Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve.  Groups of 6 or more persons should visit our group inquiry page

French quarter tour meeting pointWhere: Meet at the Andrew Jackson Statue in Jackson Square. Look for your guide with the Free Tours by Foot logo.

Duration: Approximately 2 hours. Approximately 1 mile in length.

When: 10am Tours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (not offered on Wednesday) | 2pm Tours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget.

Save more money in New Orleans with a tourist discount pass and consider a swamp tour and a plantation tour.