Histoire d'une dysnastie de la Nouvelle Orléans - Visites des jardins et cimetières du quartier français

"Le Monde Creole Tours" present:

THE INSIDER' S FRENCH QUARTER
Courtyards & Cemetery tours.

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No existing place in New-Orleans preserves more
of her magical and haunting flavour than her courtyards....

Laura Locoul (1861 - 1963), a Creole woman and plantation mistress from Louisiana (www.lauraplantation.com), wrote a journal of her family's life in the old French Quarter.

The story of One New Orleans Dynasty

Walk through locked doors and, surrounded by the stillness of secluded, tropical courtyards, step into the mysterious and remarkable lives of five generations of one New Orlean's family. Amid patios of profuse and entangled beauty, meet the spectors of those long dead; the European and African branches of this Louisiana dynasty See genealogy.

See this Creole world slowly come alive and tragically dissolve as they struggle through changing society, civil war, the birth of Jazz and the Americanization of our city.

 
 
 
 Hermann-Grima House Museum
Locoul Family's tomb,  St Louis Cemetery #1

From grand townhouses to simple cottages and original slave quarters, hear about Creoles, Free people of Color and slaves.

Discover where they actually lived, their ambitions, intimate secrets shared only with Voodoo Queens of long ago.

Pharmacy Museum

Based on Laura's Memoirs; some 5,000 pages of legal documents from the National Archives in Paris and records from Senegal; relive compelling life stories of passion, devotion as well as rejection and denial.

Feel the strength and tenderness of a lost world bound by an incredible love that still crosses today's boundaries of time, race and moderation!

 
National Geographic Traveler writes:

"The Le Monde Creole tour is the BEST walking tour in the city, not to be missed".

Acclaimed by National and International Press & Television including: FROMMERS, LONELY PLANET & THE TRAVEL CHANEL.

 


 
Our guided walking tour :
 
shows you some of the residences of the Laura Locoul family;
brings you into private courtyards of distinctive French Quarter homes;
through the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum and its 19th century medicinal garden;
the Historic New Orleans Collection and its lush courtyard behind an authentic 1792 home;
the majestic courtyard of the Hermann-Grima House Museum;
St Louis Cemetery #1 (where we visit Laura's family tomb and the tomb of the famous Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau).
   
   
  Laura Locoul 1861 - 1963
 

Tour schedule:

One Tour daily - 10:30 am

Reservations required

$ 25.00 Adults
$ 20.00 Students w/ID
and children (from 10 to 18)
Children under 10 : FREE

Discounts available
for students & military w/ID, AAA.
One discount per person.

Group rates (from 13 persons) :
from 13 to 28 : $ 22.00
from 29 to 56 : $ 16.00
from 56 : $ 12.00

CASH ONLY


For tour reservations and info call:
  • Paul Nevski:
    EMAIL
  • Bill Coble:
    EMAIL
    504 568 1801

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for 2011, 2012, & 2013!

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TOURS BEGIN AT :

622 ROYAL STREET, NEW ORLEANS

the meeting point is inside the
"FOREVER NEW-ORLEANS" shop

WHERE YOUR GUIDE
(Bill, Michelle, Lynn, Denise, Cissy, Fabienne, Marie-Françoise or Billy)
WILL BE HAPPY TO MEET YOU!

 

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Seating available in some courtyards.
Strollers and wheelchairs may not fit in some passageways.
Tour lasts from 2:00 to 2:30 hours.
NO SMOKING ALLOWED
Courtyards subject to availability
more info/ group rates, email us at contact@mondecreole.com


Mailing address:

Le Monde Creole
1000 Bourbon street
Suite 332
NO, LA, 70116, USA

 
PRIVATE GUIDED VIP TOUR OF THE FRENCH QUARTER:
A REAL "TOUR DE LUXE"
Visite privée du Quartier Français Nouvelle Orléans
 
Visite privée d'exception du quartier français de la Nouvelle Orléans Would you like to take a private VIP guided tour where you will have the opportunity to see places in the French Quarter largely unknown by the media and the mainstream?

You can visit private courtyards and Saint-Louis Cemetery #1 as well as historic colonial homes, obscure family-owned museums, private collections of Mardi-Grascostumes/memorabilia, artists studios, a Curiosity Cabinet with medical oddities and other fascinating places.

Your tour guide will give you specific information about these hidden gems of the Vieux Carre.

Private guided tour VIP New Orleans USA
 
Visite guidée privée du quartier français de La Nouvelle Orléans
The tour lasts 3 hours, from tuesday till saturday, starting at 11:00am.

2-6 pers: $50/ pers.
7-12 pers: $45/ pers.
 
For more info & reservation, please contact Bill Coble at : creolwrld@yahoo.com
 

 
So what is Creole?

Creole is the non-Anglo culture and lifestyle that flourished in Louisiana before it became the USA in 1803.
Creole was an adapted, self-contained way of life that was created out of the blending of 3 very different ethnic influences: The West European, the West African, and with significant input from the Native American.

Creole was a class system, based on family ties, position, wealth, and connection. It was more elitist than it was democratic. In its philosophy, economics and politics, much of European custom and modern thought (Enlightment, "Le Siécle des Lumières") was thrown out and, in its place, was followed a strict, self-serving pragmatism, a conservative world-view formed out of isolation and desesperation that characterized Louisiana in its early years.

Because of the tragic lessons of survival learned in those first years in frontier Louisiana, the Creole was family-centered, not publicly oriented. Creole culture put no value in public education or public works and little value even in the rule of law.

The Creole experience in New-Orleans bears striking resemblances to Creole cultures world-wide. The best examples can be found in the Caribbean islands, Cuba, Haiti, Guadeloupe and Martinique; Or the Indian Ocean in places like Mauritius, Reunion, the Seychelles or Portuguese Goa. In South America, the Guianas and Brazil are recognized as Creole countries.

All these have similar histories of colonial liberalism, the same ethnic roots, architecture, music, folklore, life-styles, family & business values. New-Orleans is only one small cousin in the Creole world, but it is the only part found in the USA.

Creoles are the descendants of those 3 ethnic groups who adapted to life in our city by creating and living in this alternative culture.
Even today, New-Orleanians who are descendants of Creoles or live according to Creole customs (whether knowingly or not), can be referred to as Creole and regardless of race or color, find themselves cousins by blood.

 
TO STAY :


SHORT TERM RENTAL IN NEW-ORLEANS:

Historic creole cottage, just 2 blocks from the French Quarter!

Info on "Vacation rental by owner" : www.vrbo.com
( # 50794)
 

 

ARE YOU LOOKING TO STAY AT A FAMILY OWNED, INTIMATE & HISTORICAL HOTEL
IN THE HEART OF THE FRENCH QUARTER?

WE RECOMMEND OLIVIER HOUSE HOTEL

YOU WILL ENJOY COMFORTABLE ROOMS AND PRIVATE SUITES OVERLOOKING A QUINTESSENTIAL NEW-ORLEANS COURTYARD!
MORE INFO: OLIVIER HOUSE HOTEL.

 
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