A dive into the bookish backstory of the French Quarter
Former homes of some of New Orleans' greatest writers
Stops at spots beloved by famous 20th-century novelists
Insight into authors such as Capote, Williams & Faulkner
Iconic locations such as the Hotel Montelone & Antoine's
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided walking tour of the French Quarter
Live tour commentary provided in English
No backpacks, luggage, or outside food and beverages.
What you can expect
Immerse yourself in fun and scholarly stories of the French Quarter, a neighborhood with a long tie to some of the most well-known American writers of the 20th century. Wander through the neighborhood to uncover the former homes and favorite watering holes of the likes of Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, and Gertrude Stein.
Recommended by Frommer’s and American Airlines Advantage.
Meet your literature-loving guide in the lobby of the historic Hotel Monteleone, an official Literary Landmark where many authors have stayed and written, including Faulkner, Capote, Hemingway, and Rice. From here, head out into the streets of the French Quarter, passing by landmarks like the Napoleon House until you reach Jackson Square and the Upper Pontalba. From the streets below, gaze up at the building's wrought-iron balconies that once housed literary salons with luminaries such as Sherwood Anderson and Gertrude Stein.
Continue on into nearby Pirate's Alley to see the former house of William Faulkner, which has since been turned into a beloved bookstore. Pass by the 1945 home of Truman Capote, where the author wrote his very first novel, and then see several of the many locations that Tennessee Williams called home. Your tour concludes at Antoine's Restaurant on St. Louis Street, a centuries-old eatery that's been immortalized in the book Dinner at Antoine's.
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