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THE BIG 4 in THE BIG EASY (PRIVATE TOUR)

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    Stop At: French Quarter, New Orleans, LA

    Truman Capote once described New Orleans as, "of all secret cities, the most secretive, the most unlike, in reality, what an outsider is permitted to observe." New Orleans' French Quarter may be its most secretive neighborhood. Here, in an area famous for its raucous nightlife and hedonistic abandon, there lives a community in love with the area's timelessness, its beautiful buildings and handcrafted details, its proximity to the river, and its quality as a great, walkable neighborhood of world-class restaurants and vibrant street life. Here in one of the oldest communities in the United States, I will take you through the 300 year old French Quarter & give you a complete history lesson & show you the historic landmarks such as Jackson Square, Ursuline Convent, Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar, The Cornstalk Fence Hotel, The Haunted LaLaurie Mansion, & many more.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Garden District, St Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130-5968

    The romance blooms as the afternoon is spent exploring memories of New Orleans’ antebellum past, gazing at secluded mansions, wandering down the brick lined sidewalks. Its canopy of oak trees is world-famous, while its characteristic gardens of hibiscuses, crepe myrtles, and angel trumpets, make it one of New Orleans' most beautiful neighborhoods. The Garden District has worked its magic again. I will share with you the history of the Antebellum Mansions from the 1800's in the Garden District. You will see Sandra Bullock, John Goodman, Peyton & Eli Manning, Anne Rice, Nicholas Cage, Jay Z & Beyoncé, American Horror Story, Cornstalk Fence, & The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Homes.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Lake Lawn Metairie, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124-1031

    Named one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the country. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. Oval shape can be traced back to its days as a race track. Became a cemetery after the Civil War in 1872. Final resting place of over 120,000 people & over 10,000 family tombs. We will ride through Metairie Cemetery & see multi-million dollar family tombs of New Orleans most prominent people, (Al Copeland) Popeyes Fried Chicken, (Ruth Fertel) Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, (Tom Benson) New Orleans Saints & Pelicans owner, (Louis Prima) world famous singer, and entertainer, & The Weeping Angel Statue. Other notables include 9 Louisiana governors, 7 mayors of New Orleans, 49 kings of Carnival, and 3 Confederate generals, including P.G.T. Beauregard. We will also go inside a family tomb.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: New Orleans City Park, 1 Palm Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124-4608

    Finally, we will go to City Park, as magical and unique as the city of New Orleans. This 1,300-acre outdoor oasis has enchanted New Orleanians since 1854, making it one of the nation’s oldest urban parks & is approximately 50% larger than Central Park in New York City, the municipal park recognized by Americans nationwide as the archetypal urban greenspace. The crown jewel of City Park is the world’s largest stand of mature southern live oaks, which includes a grand oak that dates back over 800 years. These unique trees are known for their distinctive sculptural shape – some of the oldest trees have limbs that are twice as long as the oak is tall. You will also touch and take Instagram-worthy pictures with this 800-year-old oak tree! You will also see the stadium where The Beatles played at on September 16, 1964 and the swamp from 1718 that the city was built upon.

    I do recommend one of the first things you do in New Orleans is TAKE A TOUR! This will acclimate you & help you understand New Orleans & help you plan your activities here.

    My tour is fact-based and comprehensive, designed to educate you about the people, culture, and history of this unique city I call home!

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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Paul is amazing and his tour is the absolute best in New Orleans. He helped make one of the most important days of my life a truly unforgettable experience. I took my then girlfriend on Paul’s tour and proposed at the end on one of...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    BigEasy1718, Owner at Paul Angelica, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Michael & Marisa, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. You are too kind. So glad everything worked out just the way you wanted & that she said YES! Please come back to the Big Easy soon! Sincerely, Paul

    Reviewed 6 July 2019 via mobile

    I would highly recommend anyone that wants to learn the interesting facts of New Orleans take this personal tour. Paul is a very passionate New Orleanian that is great at explaining the information he is physically showing you. The information is factual and interesting. No...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Jill R
    BigEasy1718, Owner at Paul Angelica, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2019

    Ms. Jill, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. You are too kind. Please come back to the Big Easy soon! Sincerely, Paul

    Reviewed 1 July 2019

    You are looking at a bazillion options for a tour of New Orleans. I highly recommend you choose this one. Paul is FANTASTIC! Seriously. His tour was a perfectly cultivated selection of the highlights of New Orleans. He blends history with cultural anecdotes to give...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    BigEasy1718, Owner at Paul Angelica, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2019

    Kent & Nick, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. You are too kind. Please come back to the Big Easy so we can go back to Willie Mae's. Sincerely, Paul

    Reviewed 26 June 2019

    This tour wAS AMAZING! Paul was amazing! His knowledge of NOLA was genuine and spoken like he was reliving each and every story he was telling. His enthusiasm and passion for NOLA was intense. We learned so much about NOLA during this amazing tour in...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    BigEasy1718, Owner at Paul Angelica, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2019

    Thank you so much for the wonderful review. You are too kind. Please come back to the Big Easy soon! Sincerely, Paul

    Reviewed 11 June 2019 via mobile

    We really enjoyed the tour with Paul. This tour included the things that We wanted to see, but we didn't feel like we wanted to explore in our rental car! This way we could sit back and enjoy the ride and all of Paul's knowledge...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
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    BigEasy1718, Owner at Paul Angelica, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2019

    Ms. Cindy, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. You are too kind. Please come back to the Big Easy soon! Sincerely, Paul

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    Yes, he is a local and is familiar with the city. I recommend you email and ask how you would like to change your tour. Then you will know before you go.
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