Treasures of the Vieux Carre: Ten Self-Guided Walking Tours of the French Quarter (Paperback)

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Treasures of the Vieux Carre: Ten Self-Guided Walking Tours of the French Quarter (Paperback)

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Treasures of the Vieux Carr is not only a collection of ten self-guided walking tours of New Orleans' French Quarter, it is also an insider's look, in full color, at America's most unique neighborhood. French Quarter resident and professional tour guide Frank Perez draws upon his years of experience living in the Vieux Carre to offer visitors and locals alike an in-depth exploration of the hidden treasures throughout Bienville's ancient La Nouvelle Orleans.

Each tour contains step by step directions, detailed maps, color photos, a brief introductory essay, a recommended reading list, and engaging vignettes about multiple points of interest.

Whether you're interested in where Tennessee Williams used to drink or where Oysters Rockefeller was born or perhaps even where the Sicilian Mafia in America began, this guide will lead you familiar landmarks such as Caf du Monde and Jackson Square but also to little known locations such as the balcony Elvis Presley sang from in the film King Creole and the oldest gay bar in the United States. Along the way, you'll meet pirates and voodoo priestesses, explore Creole culture, learn why the French Quarter is the most haunted neighborhood in America, and take in the montage of architectural styles that characterizes the modern day French Quarter.

Tour topics include:
General French Quarter
African-American Heritage
Architecture and Historic Homes
Culinary Scene
LGBT+ Historical Interest
Ghosts and Spirits
Hollywood South
Jazz and Musical Heritage
Literary History
Vice and Crime

Product Details ISBN: 9780957472679
ISBN-10: 0957472676
Publisher: LL-Publications
Publication Date: June 24th, 2014
Pages: 260
Language: English