Enter the old New Orleans, the French Quarter. The Spring Fiesta is a chance to go inside some of the old homes in the French Quarter and tour some of the beautiful courtyards hidden from the street. The Spring Fiesta is held in April when the azaleas are in bloom and beautiful. Spring Fiesta is a great way to spend a spring day in the French Quarter.
A total of 20 homes around the historic parts of New Orleans will be open to the public for two weekends. Take a guided walking tour through the historic Vieux Carre, and discover the history, elegance, and mystery that exists in the Quarter. Conducted by a licensed tour guide, this relaxed tour will offer opportunities and insights not available through commercial tours.
Or, take the Garden District Home Tour where American newcomers to our Creole City built grand homes in this picturesque area lined with massive oak trees. View beautifully decorated homes furnished with antiques, and hear fascinating tales of former residents.
Of course there's food involved, after all this is New Orleans. There's a Sunday Brunch available in the Garden District (in 2007 that's at Commander's Palace) and refreshments at the tour stops.
Always a parade: The Spring Fiesta holds a horse-drawn carriage parade through the French Quarter. "The Night in Old New Orleans" parade is nothing like the wild parades at Mardi Gras. But, it's a lot of fun anyway.
The costs for the tours are $12 to $15 for the Garden District tour and $18- $20 for the French Quarter tour. Brunch is $65.00 and includes the tour tickets.
In 2007 the dates for the Spring Fiesta are March 24, 25, March 30, 31 and April 1.
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