Books and Bohemians Literary Walking Tour in New Orleans, LA

The Savvy Native Walking ToursFrench Truck CoffeeNew Orleans, LA 70130
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Overview

If you’re interested in learning the history of literature in New Orleans, Books and Bohemians Literary Walking Tour is the correct select for you. Visit one of three literary landmark hotels and learn of famous authors who stayed there; William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, and Eudora Welty, to name a few. You will also get a chance to visit the authors’ homes! It’s a must-do if you are a literary buff!

Good To Know

  • Tour duration: 2 hours.
  • Near public transportation.
  • Tour goes rain or shine.
  • Please plan on arriving 15 minutes prior to the start of your tour.
  • Chance to stop for a drink along the way (drinks not included in price of ticket).

Description

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Writers In New Orleans

Five writers have passed through New Orleans on their way to the Nobel Prize in Literature. Dozens more who came this way have been awarded Pulitzers, National Book Awards and O. Henry Prizes. Something happens to writers in New Orleans that stays with them wherever they roam.

Literary Landmarks

During our Books and Bohemians Literary Walking Tour you will visit one of only three literary landmark hotels in America. William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Eudora Welty and Ernest Hemingway stayed there often. Truman Capote said he was born there. (He wasn’t.) We’ll visit the authors’ homes and favorite haunts.

Dixie Bohemia

We’ll immerse ourselves in the vibrant culture of Dixie Bohemia, La Vie Bohéme, in the 1920’s. If you couldn’t join the Lost Generation in Paris, you came to Paris on The Mississippi. The Double Dealer magazine made literary ripples across the country in the ’20s. In the 1960’s, The Outsider magazine did the same from a garret on Royal Street. And we’ll shine the spotlight on New Orleans’ women, African American and contemporary writers.

BOOKS AND BOHEMIANS LITERARY WALKING TOUR

Historically accurate, entertaining and memorable. “Know the facts then you can twist them.” Mark Twain

A guide passionate about telling the stories of The French Quarter, literary, historical and architectural.

A relaxed stroll through the French Quarter with time for a cocktail or two. (Drinks NOT included.)

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Frequently Asked Questions about Books and Bohemians Literary Tour

What are the hours of operation?
The tour operates daily at 4pm.

What should I bring/wear? 
Bring water, throw on a hat, wear comfortable shoes, an protect yourself from the rain.

Where is it located?
French Truck Coffee,  217 Chartres Street.

Is the tour appropriate for children?
No. This tour is not appropriate for children.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
No.

Can I bring my camera?
Yes, great photo opportunities!

How long is the tour? 
The tour is approximately 2 hours long.

What’s included in my ticket/experience? 
During our Books and Bohemians Literary Tour you will visit one of only three literary landmark hotels in America. We’ll visit the authors’ homes and favorite haunts.

Can I bring my pet? 
No, you may not bring your pet on the tour.