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French Quarter Literary History Walking Tour

by G L f de Villiers Tours
per traveler Price is $30
Duration: 2h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • A dive into the bookish backstory of the French Quarter

  • Former homes of some of New Orleans' greatest writers

  • Stops at spots beloved by famous 20th-century novelists

  • Insight into authors such as Capote, Williams & Faulkner

  • Iconic locations such as the Hotel Montelone & Antoine's

Highlights

  • A dive into the bookish backstory of the French Quarter

  • Former homes of some of New Orleans' greatest writers

  • Stops at spots beloved by famous 20th-century novelists

  • Insight into authors such as Capote, Williams & Faulkner

  • Iconic locations such as the Hotel Montelone & Antoine's

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10:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 2h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per traveler
$30

Total price is $30, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

French Quarter Literary History Walking Tour

Activity Location

French Quarter

New Orleans

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Monteleone

    214 Royal Street

    New Orleans 70117


Description

Immerse yourself in fun and scholarly stories of the French Quarter, a neighborhood with a long tie to some of the most well-known American writers of the 20th century. Wander through the neighborhood to uncover the former homes and favorite watering holes of the likes of Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, and Gertrude Stein.

Recommended by Frommer’s and American Airlines Advantage.

Meet your literature-loving guide in the lobby of the historic Hotel Monteleone, an official Literary Landmark where many authors have stayed and written, including Faulkner, Capote, Hemingway, and Rice. From here, head out into the streets of the French Quarter, passing by landmarks like the Napoleon House until you reach Jackson Square and the Upper Pontalba. From the streets below, gaze up at the building's wrought-iron balconies that once housed literary salons with luminaries such as Sherwood Anderson and Gertrude Stein.

Continue on into nearby Pirate's Alley to see the former house of William Faulkner, which has since been turned into a beloved bookstore. Pass by the 1945 home of Truman Capote, where the author wrote his very first novel, and then see several of the many locations that Tennessee Williams called home. Your tour concludes at Antoine's Restaurant on St. Louis Street, a centuries-old eatery that's been immortalized in the book Dinner at Antoine's.


Inclusions

  • Guided walking tour of the French Quarter

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • No backpacks, luggage, or outside food and beverages.


Know Before You Book

  • You must be 11 or older.

  • You must be able to climb and descend stairs and walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • At least two guests are required per booking.

  • Maximum group size is 12 people.

  • This activity ends at Antoine's Restaurant.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


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