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Frenchmen Street Tours

Frenchmen Street
Bourbon Street may hog the spotlight, but in New Orleans, the real party is on Frenchmen Street. This little three-block section of the French Quarter is home to the numerous music venues and dance halls that have put New Orleans’ 7th Ward on the map. Order a drink “to go,” and pop in and out of a variety of venues like the locals do.

The Basics
Come to this little slice of live-music heaven to see how New Orleans earns its reputation as a music capital. Join a music pub crawl to access the best live music hotspots (which might otherwise be difficult to find); many crawls include a stop at a traditional New Orleans cocktail bar. You can also opt for a jazz-themed tour with stops at Louis Armstrong Park, Marigny, and Frenchmen Street.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Most venues on Frenchmen Street only allow guests 21 and older, though a few allow children until 10pm.
  • You’ll find the most live music venues north of the 500 block.
  • Bring some cash with you for cover charges and to tip local street performers.

How to Get There
Frenchmen Street is east of the French Quarter and extends from the university campus to the Mississippi River. It’s within walking distance of the French Quarter, but you can also reach the area by taking a streetcar to the French Market or the St. Claude’s and Prager St. stop.

When to Get There
The best time to enjoy some live music on Frenchmen Street is on a weekday evening; there’s almost always something playing, and you’re more likely to snag a seat or a space at the bar. The street and venues can get crowded on weekends.

Palace Market
If live music isn’t your cup of tea, or you don’t consider yourself much of a night owl, you can still experience the allure of Frenchmen Street with an evening visit to the Palace Market. This open-air market features more than 80 local vendors selling art, jewelry, and other handcrafted goods.
Address: Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA, USA
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20 Tours and Activities to Experience Frenchmen Street

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Frenchmen Street Live Music Pub Crawl

Frenchmen Street Live Music Pub Crawl

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Stroll around Frenchmen Street, New Orlean's top nightlife spot for live music, on this small-group evening tour. Listen to guided commentary on the street's colorful history and visit some of the hottest nightclubs, one of which will serve you an included New Orleans-style cocktail. You can also peruse the Frenchmen Street Art Market to pick up some locally-made souvenirs.
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  • 3 hours
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New Orleans Drink and Music Tour: From Cocktails to Jazz

New Orleans Drink and Music Tour: From Cocktails to Jazz

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Explore New Orleans’ jazz and cocktail scenes on a fun and far-reaching afternoon tour. With a local guide leading the way, learn about jazz’s origins and explore musical landmarks like Marginy and Louis Armstrong Park. Escape the beaten path in the French Quarter and visit a legendary 18th-century haunt. Enjoy a beer and five cocktail samples included in the tour price.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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New Orleans Jazz Tour with Live Music and a Beer

New Orleans Jazz Tour with Live Music and a Beer

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Experience New Orleans’ vibrant jazz scene on a night out with a knowledgeable local guide. Learn about jazz’s origins and culture and visit landmarks like Louis Armstrong Park, Marigny, and Frenchman Street. Enjoy a beer and leave the tour armed with recommendations and insights from your guide.
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Cemetery and French Quarter Horse and Carriage Ride

Cemetery and French Quarter Horse and Carriage Ride

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Opt for an alternative sightseeing experience of New Orleans during a horse and carriage tour of the French Quarter, undoubtedly the city’s most captivating enclave. While your guide provides entertaining narration, canter past landmarks such as Jackson Square, Napoleon House, and St. Louis Cathedral. Plus, stop at St. Louis Cemetery—home to the tomb of Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau—for a short walking tour.
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Total New Orleans Tour: Food, Cocktails & Jazz

Total New Orleans Tour: Food, Cocktails & Jazz

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Discover the best of ‘The Big Easy’ on this full-day tour through New Orleans. Sample some of the city’s world-famous food like beignets and gumbo, sip on cocktails in the French Quarter, and end the tour listening to a bit of jazz. Learn about the history of the Mardi Gras city and how the city came to be the cultural melting pot that it is today.
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Night On The Town

Night On The Town

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Enjoy a guided evening of live local music. More than a tour it’s an early evening visit to some of the best live music clubs in the city. The line-ups change night-to-night, no two Night On The Town tours are alike. Your local New Orleans Music Tours guide knows where to find top musicians playing the hottest venues on Frenchmen Street, a small district across the Esplanade Avenue from the French Quarter. Performances any night ranges jazz of all styles from traditional to Gypsy as well as rock, blues and funk.
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Light Up Bike - Party Music Ride

Light Up Bike - Party Music Ride

Join the Most Famous Party on Wheels! A New Orleans Original Ride the Light Up Bikes Join the Music Night Ride We Ride a Bit We Stop Sites - Food - Drinks - Party Spots - Pics Fun - Social Easy on the Ride Heavy on the Fun
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  • 4 hours
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Private New Orleans City Tour

Private New Orleans City Tour

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New Orleans is known for it’s hot and rainy days so enjoy a city tour in one of our custom climate-controlled buses. With large windows & comfortable seating you’ll stay cool and dry while visiting historic neighborhoods where larger buses are restricted. Take a spectacular city tour through beautiful New Orleans in one of our climate controlled mini buses. Experience the history, culture and charm of neighborhoods like the French Quarter, Ninth Ward, Treme, City Park, Garden District, and American Sector. On a guided tour of our historic cemeteries you can learn about our unique local burial practices. Walk through one of our so-called Cities of the Dead (above ground cemeteries) and see tombs of rich granite and marble along with stunning sculptures.
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  • 3 hours
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Private French Quarter Pedicab Tour

Private French Quarter Pedicab Tour

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Get all the benefits of a bike tour without breaking a sweat on this private pedicab tour of New Orleans. Roll through the French Quarter at a leisurely pace aboard one of the city’s classic pedicabs—a three-to-one guest-to-guide ratio ensures personalized attention the entire time. Pass sights including Jackson Square, Cafe Du Monde, Bourbon Street, and more, easily snapping photos from the back of the cab.
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  • 1 hour
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The Soul of New Orleans: Jazz History Private Tour

The Soul of New Orleans: Jazz History Private Tour

Music, music, music… the beat goes on everywhere in New Orleans, from the buskers on the street corners to the statues in the park to the top-notch bands in the city’s best bars. The city’s known as the Birthplace of Jazz, and the musical scene is very much alive and well in New Orleans! Join your favorite local for this New Orleans jazz tour to hear all about the past and present of this iconic musical city, from the park known as the Ground Zero of Jazz through to the contemporary clubs. In a city packed with places to listen to music, what could be better than having a local host by your side to help you steer clear of the tourist traps and seek out the authentic, hidden gems? See where it all began – at the Congo Square area of what’s now Louis Armstrong Park, where musical styles mingled as slaves, and free people of color gathered on their days off. Seek out further influences as you learn about Creole culture at the Home of the Voodoo Queen.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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A Locals' French Quarter Tour

A Locals' French Quarter Tour

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We will be touring all around the Historic French Quarter and 2 historic surrounding neighborhoods of the Marigny and Treme. We will talk about the rich cultures, people and traditions of these neighborhoods that date back to the 1700's. From our beginnings as a Native American trading post to a raughty French penal colony to the rich African culture of music and Mardi Gras revelry, we will cover it all! 300 years of Creole history from a 6th generation New Orleanian! We start at the Mississippi river and take our time strolling through the French Quarter and chronologically move from the Quarter to the Treme and Marigny. Stops such as Jackson square, Congo square, St. Augustine Church and Frenchmen street and on to the French Market. Mid tour we will grab a bite to eat at a local restaurant and continue on to the most historically significant stops in the French quarter and surrounding neighborhoods.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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A Locals' Eat Dat! Food Tour

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Creole Architecture of the Marigny Tour

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  • 2 hours
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Krewe Du Fool / April Fools Day Parade!

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New Orleans Virtual Self-Paced Guided City Tour

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Learn about New Orleans before you visit or while you plan your trip! Watch from anywhere and make virtual stops at more than 25 videos around the city. Explore New Orleans' unique above-ground burial processes, learn how to make a Sazerac cocktail, and hear stories about New Orleans' haunted history. Plus, when you book an in-person tour with Southern Style Tours, your purchase will be discounted by the amount you paid for the virtual tour. New stops are added regularly, so don't pass up this chance to see New Orleans without the crowds
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New Orleans' French Quarter Bike Tour

New Orleans' French Quarter Bike Tour

This owner-operated company provides a truly local's perspective. When you ride with Paradise Park you are riding with one of the owners ensuring that your experience is of the highest quality. See the city through a locals eyes. See the city through the eyes of someone who truly loves loves what they do, who truly loves the City of New Orleans, and who truly wants you to love it too.
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New Orleans City Bike Tour

New Orleans City Bike Tour

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This owner-operated company provides a truly local's perspective. When you ride with Paradise Park you are riding with one of the owners ensuring that your experience is of the highest quality. See the city through a locals eyes. See the city through the eyes of someone who truly loves what they do, who truly loves the City of New Orleans, and who truly wants you to love it too.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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New Orleans VIP Jazz Club Crawl

New Orleans VIP Jazz Club Crawl

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Gather your most music-loving friends and set off for an unforgettable night out in the Big Easy on this VIP jazz experience in New Orleans. Join the leader of a famous local jazz band on a club crawl that takes you to three of the French Quarter’s premier music venues, where you’ll enjoy some of the best seats in the house and sip complimentary cocktails during live shows. Between sets, meet the musicians for an insider’s look at the city’s world-renowned jazz and blues scene.
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  • 3 hours
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City of New Orleans and Katrina Recovery Tour

City of New Orleans and Katrina Recovery Tour

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Immerse yourself in the culture, history, and landscape of vibrant New Orleans on this half-day tour with a small group of 15 people or fewer. This experience combines elements from several disparate tours, including those focusing on architecture, the Garden District, historic cemeteries, the French Quarter, and recovery from Hurricane Katrina. Hotel pickup included.
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French Quarter Adventure w/ Local Musician

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French Quarter Adventure w/ Local Musician

Want to hang out with a famous local musician? We will stroll down the French Quarter and learn about the area’s rich music, culture, and local history, see Louis Armstrong's first trumpet and get an insider’s guide on which clubs and bands to seek out, and take in some local live music.
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  • 2 hours
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