What You Need to Know
This French Quarter Walking Tour consistes of the 15 points of interest (POIs) listed below. There is a separate post
associated with each POI. The route of the tour is a closed geometric shape. That is, the route resembles a circle
in that it is a continum with no beginning and no end. To begin a tour, simply select your initial POI
(i.e., your starting point) from the list below and proceed to that point. You are left to your own devices as to how
to make your way to your selected starting point. So, select a convenient starting point. To assist you, the address
and coordinates of each POI is tabulated
below. If you find that you need further assistance, remember that the residents of NOLA are generally friendly and
helpful. (It's called Southern Hospitality.) Once you reach your starting point, simply click (or tap) the
corresponding POI number or photo from the tabulated data below. That will
cause the post for your starting point POI to be displayed. Read the descriptive material. When you are ready
to proceed to your second POI, you have to decide whether you want to proceed along the tour route in a generally
clockwise direction or in a generally counterclockwise direction. The post associated with each POI concludes with
separate instructions for each direction. Be sure that you follow the instructions that correspond to your choice of direction.
The last link in each instruction (you can't miss it because the link has been enclosed in "[*" and "*]" markers)
loads the post associated with your next POI. Note that for added convenience, the POIs below have been presented
in route order. Thus, clockwise tours progress DOWN the list of POIs and POI 1 is considered to be down from POI 15.
Similarily, counterclockwise tours progress up the list of POIs and POI 15 is considered to be up from POI 1. HAVE FUN!
- Q1. What if I get hopelessly fowled up in the middle of a tour?
- A. No problem. Just return to this page and continue your
original tour by starting a new tour (in the direction you previously selected) from your current POI.
- Q2. Can I begin a tour directly from Facebook (i.e., without
visiting this page)?
- A. Yes. Just enter, "#nolafqwt doug jolley" in the Facebook
searchbox and click on the magnifying glass. Then click on your desired starting point from the returned
search results. You may, however, find this page more convenient to use because we order the POIs in route order.
The order in which Facebook returns search results is unpredictable. Also, it has been our experience
that, for whatever reason, Facebook doesn't always return all of the hastags.
- Q3. What does, "nolafqwt" stand for?
- A. The leading "nola" part stands for, "New Orleans, Louisiana".
You will see that all over New Orleans. The "fqwt" part stands for, "French Quarter Walking Tour".
|POINumber|| ||Photo|| ||POI/Location|
|Joan of Arc Statue|
|941 Decatur (29.958898, -90.060773)|
|Cafe Du Monde|
|800 Decatur St., (29.957468, -90.061883)|
|600 Decatur St., (29.956279, -90.063281)|
|500 Chartres St., (29.955821, -90.065173)|
|La Pharmacie Francaise|
|514 Chartres St., (29.956135, -90.065151)|
|Origin of the Great Fire of New Orleans|
|619 Chartres St., (29.957775, -90.064264)|
|Upper Pontalba Building|
|1008 St. Peter St. at Chartres St., (29.957320, -90.063845)|
|Apartment of Tennessee Williams|
|632 St. Peter St. (29.957748, -90.064611)|
|Intersection of St. Peter and Royal Sts.|
|700 St. Peter St. at Royal St., (29.958008, -90.064771)|
|On St. Peter St. between Royal and Bourbon Sts.|
|718/725/726 St. Peter St., (29.958437, -90.065170)|
|900 Bourbon St., (29.960291, -90.064023)|
|The House with Double Staircases|
|920 Bourbon, (29.960609, -90.063753)|
|Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop|
|941 Bourbon St., (29.961009, -90.063619)|
|Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral|
|700 Chartres St. (29.957795, -90.003463)|
|Central Grocery and Deli|
|923 Decatur St. (29.958817, -90.061059)|