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French Quarter Architecture Tour

Discover French Quarter Architecture

  • 2 hours
  • 35 US dollars
  • 523 St Ann Street

Service Description

Tour the French Quarter architecture with DuPont & Company in conjunction with Nola Tours. Founded as a defensive port city during the reign of French King Louis XV, New Orleans has withstood 3 regime changes (France, Spain, France again, America) to become one of the nation’s most interesting cities. We will discuss our earliest New Orleans Architecture from our last remaining French Era building through present day. Differences between Creole Cottages of the Spanish Era and Shotguns of the American Era are clarified for easier identification. Guests will also learn how to recognize the different types of Creole townhouses – They all look the same but once you are shown the differences, you will never mix them up again! Our tropical climate and diverse cultures created area unlike anywhere else on Earth. Some blocks feel like Europe, and then you turn a corner and it feels like the Caribbean. Don’t take our word for it! The unique architecture of this neighborhood was discussed at length by Benjamin Latrobe (The Father of American Architecture) in his journal. He was definitely a fan, “However different this mode (Creole building styles) is from the American manner of building, it has very great advantages, both in regard to the interior dwelling and to the street. In the summer the walls are perfectly shaded from the sun and the house is kept cool, while the pedestrians are shaded from the sun and protected from the rain”

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

To cancel you must give us 24 hours notice. rescheduling can be redone up to 2 hours prior to tour

Contact Details


New Orleans, La New Orleans, LA, USA

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