Explore the French Quarter on a fictional audio walk starting in the heart of it all, right next to Jackson Square. Admire the French and Spanish influenced architecture while you immerse yourself in the world of Delphine Duval, as a tale of murder, voodoo and revenge unfolds.
Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo, Cafe du Monde
The tour starts outside Monty's on the Square at 801 Decatur Street, next to Jackson Square.
If you’re coming from the I-10E, take exit 235A. Turn right onto Basin St, then make a u-turn at St. Louis St and follow signs for Toulouse St . Turn Right onto Toulouse St and continue for a mile, before turning left onto Decatur St.
If you’re coming from the I-610E, take exit 3. Continue onto Elysian Fields Ave for 2.5 miles, then turn right onto Barrack St then left onto Decatur.
From NO Airport Terminal Departures, take the E-2 bus toward Tulane at Loyola. Walk to the corner of S Rampart St and Canal St by turning left onto Loyola Ave. Turn right at the next street, Canal St, and walk toward S Rampart St. Take the 91 bus toward Cemeteries via Canal St and Delgado College, and exit at St. Ann St. Then turn right onto St. Ann St and walk for half a mile to Decatur St.
Places to stop along the way:
Coffee: Spitfire Coffee, Cafe du Monde, Pirates Alley Coffee
Bars and restaurants: Pat O’Brien’s, World Famous Cat’s Meow, Monty’s on the Square
Shopping: Reverend Zombie’s House of Voodoo, Marie Laveau’s House of Voodoo, Boutique du Vampyre
Best time of day:
Mid-morning to early afternoon is the best time to take this tour. After 3pm, Bourbon Street, as well as other parts of the French Quarter, can get a little wild and a little crowded.
Bourbon Street is particularly known for petty theft, so watch your belongings closely. Also, make sure to look for cars before crossing the street. Not all corners have a traffic light or stop sign.
Street parking is possible, but will be difficult. Try to find a parking garage nearby, or park a little further out and walk to where the tour begins, at Monty's on the Square.
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