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French Market History and Culture Walking Tour

December 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

COMPLIMENTARY TOURS ARE OFFERED ON MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS. 

*Please see below for more information.

Monday 10:00 a.m. – French Market History and Culture Walking Tour

Wednesday 1:30 p.m. – French Market Music & Food Walking Tour

Wednesday 3:00 p.m. – French Market Culinary History Walking Tour

TOURS ARE APPROX 40 MINUTES AND HELD RAIN OR SHINE

All tours are first come, first serve: Limited to 16 people.

***NOTE THAT FOR WEDNESDAY TOURS, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

You can sign up for the Wednesday tours day of anytime from 9:00 a.m. onward at the Jazz Park Visitor Center located at 916 N. Peters Street for the 1:30 p.m. French Market History & Culture Tour and at A Tisket A Tasket Bookshop located at 910 N. Peters for the 3:00 p.m. French Market Culinary History Tour.  Check in at front desk to register for the Wednesday tour and get a sticker.

**** For the Monday tours (Jazz Park is closed) just arrive 5-10 minutes prior to tour at the French Market arch at Ursulines and N. Peters. First come, first served. Tours are limited to 25 people.

MONDAY 10 A.M. FRENCH MARKET HISTORY & CULTURE TOUR

TOUR BEGINS AT THE FRENCH MARKET ARCH AT URSULINES–NO SIGN UPS REQUIRED

French Market History & Culture Tour takes participants through the entire 6 block area, from the Farmers Market to Jackson Square. Learn about the history of the French Market and get a sense of the entire riverside district, including landmarks, living and historical legends, plus gain some lagniappe about where to eat, shop, and experience the best of this corner of the French Quarter. 
Mondays at 10am. Meets at the French Market arch on Ursulines St. (between N. Peters and Decatur).
These free walking tours are led by a locally licensed guide.  Approx. 40 mins. Tours are complimentary; no tips solicited.
TOURS ARE HELD RAIN OR SHINE: Call 504.522.2621 with questions.
Sponsored by the French Market (New Orleans)

WEDNESDAY 1:30 P.M. FRENCH MARKET MUSIC & FOOD TOUR

TOUR BEGINS AT THE JAZZ PARK VISITOR CENTER IN DUTCH ALLEY—SIGN UPS REQUIRED (FREE)

French Market Food & Music Tour starts inside the Jazz Park Visitor Center and culminates with a stroll through our lively Farmers Market, to end at the Old U.S. Mint.
 Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. Meets at the Jazz Park Visitor Center in Dutch Alley, located behind “A Tisket A Tasket Bookshop” at 910 Decatur St.
These free walking tours are led by a locally licensed guide.  Approx. 40 mins. Tours are complimentary; no tips solicited.
TOURS ARE HELD RAIN OR SHINE: Call 504.522.2621 with questions.
Sponsored by the French Market (New Orleans)

NEW!!!!  WEDNESDAY 3 P.M. FRENCH MARKET CULINARY HISTORY TOUR

TOUR BEGINS AT “A TISKET A TASKET BOOKS & GIFTS” – 910 DECATUR STREET – SIGN UPS REQUIRED (FREE at counter in store)

French Market Culinary History Tour meets at “A Tisket a Tasket Books & Gifts” at 910 Decatur Street

The French Market Culinary History Tour meets at our cookbook-centric resident bookshop A Tisket a Tasket and includes stops at: Evans Creole Candy; a peek at the making of beignets at Café du Monde; river views with historical perspective on the our port and river influences on New Orleans food culture; and other historic and modern food facts about our six blocks of the French Market District history, from Butcher’s Hall to Morning Call.  The tour ends at the open air public market, where tour attendees will see the weekly Crescent City Farmers Market in action and get an overview from our market development manager about the ever-evolving eateries, daily vendors, cooking demonstrations, food festivals, and other activities in this bustling 365-day-a-year operation, “where history is made fresh daily.”

Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m.  Meets at 2:50 p.m. inside “A Tisket A Tasket Bookshop” at 910 Decatur St.
These free walking tours are led by a locally licensed guide.  Approx. 40 mins. Tours are complimentary; no tips solicited.
TOURS ARE HELD RAIN OR SHINE: Call 504.522.2621 with questions.
Sponsored by the French Market (New Orleans)

Details

Date:
December 19, 2016
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Event Category:
Festivals Children’s Events Farmers Market Events Music Events Classes Special Events

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