Tour Pickup Location and Tour Description
French Quarter Motorized Tours start in front of Muriel’s Restaurant, where we pick you up. Muriel’s is located on the corner of St. Ann and Chartres Street, right across from the Presbytere building in Jackson Square. Just look for our vehicle, you can’t miss us!
Upper French Quarter Sites
Our French Quarter Motorized Tours include two stops in the Upper French Quarter.
First, we’ll take a short ride to the Mississippi River to discover the role it played in the founding of New Orleans. On our way to the river, we’ll explain about the power of the Mississippi and man’s attempts to control it. We’ll also point out the sites at Jackson Square as we pass by. At the Mississippie, you will have an opportunity to exit the vehicle. You’ll see the river up close and learn more fascinating facts about it.
Next, we’ll motor to Bienville Place. The monument here celebrates the three hundred years since the founding of New Orleans by the French in 1718. You’ll learn about the French explorers and colonists who were important to the founding of New Orleans and why the city was built here.
Lower French Quarter Sites
The sites we visit in the Lower French Quarter during our French Quarter Motorized tours are a celebration of the Spanish and early American periods of New Orleans history. We tell unbelievable tales of Scandals, Heroes, Pirates, Traitors, and Spies!
Our first stop in the Lower French Quarter is at Madame John’s Legacy, the only surving French Colonial Raised Cottage in the French Quarter. Renato Beluche, who manned an artillery battery along side Dominique Youx at the Battle of New Orleans was born here. It’s the perfect place to connect the dots between the French, Spanish, and American periods.
Next, we’re off to Lafitte’s Black Smith Shop Bar to learn about famous pirates and their important role in The Battle of New Orleans.
From there we’ll motor to visit the Old Ursuline Convent and the Beauregard Keyes-House.
A little later, you’ll arrive at the Old US Mint. There, you’ll learn about two public executions that changed New Orleans History forever.
On our way from the Mint to LaLaurie Mansion, we’ll tell you about Yellow Fever. The disease claimed the lives of thousands and thousands of New Orleans residents from the fist outbreak in the 1700’s until the last outbreak here in 1905. The worst outbreak occured in New Orleans in 1853 when 8,000 of the city’s residents succumbed to the disease.
Upon arriving at the La Laurie Mansion, you’ll learn about the despicable treatment of slaves that occurred there.
Continuing down Royal Street, you’ll see and learn about the importance of the Andrew Jackson Hotel and the famous Cornstalk Fence hotel.
Your tour concludes at Jackson Square, where we drop you off and say, “Adieu!”