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Phantoms, Facts and Folklore

New Orleans, LA, USA
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About Phantoms, Facts and Folklore
The Garden District, also known as the American section of New Orleans is on its surface a very proper wealthy neighborhood, however it has a seedy past with its own set of morose stories. The macabre tour shows celebrity homes, ghosts, crimes, vampires and the "Coven" house from American Horror Stories. Although the cemetery is closed, the tour talks about Lafayette cemetery #1 burial procedures both above and IN GROUND and the "saved by the bell story" from Destination Fear, then strolls through the Garden District. I also do plant identification, architecture and all things macabre. The French Quarter macabre tells classic tales from the darker side of the French Quarter.
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Garden District Macabre Walking Tour

You are not getting a random tour guide you are getting ME, Carla and I have done extensive paranormal investigation of the area and I have been inside every house that I talk about. Not only do I know the owners, they know me. Burial procedures will be explained.
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from $35.00

French Quarter Macabre Walking Tour

The French Quarter Macabre tour can be booked any night by a GROUP rate. Just purchase under ONE name and bring up to 28 people on the tour. You are not getting a random tour guide you are getting Carla Boullion, a veteran guide since 1999. I give the macabre, seedy stories of the French Quarter regarding real crimes, including the history of voodoo, vampires, pirates, movie scenes as well as architecture all while strolling through the historic French Quarter of New Orleans.
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2 hours 15 minutes
from $300.00
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Arin B wrote a review Feb 2020
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Best tour ever. The most knowledgeable guide with the best stories, you won’t be disappointed!! This isn’t the run of the mill, reading from a script type of tour. Carla has the inside scoop! Thanks a billion Carla, you are awesome.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Carlaboullion, Owner at Phantoms, Facts and Folklore
Responded Feb 17, 2020
Thank you so much.
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Lyn P wrote a review Feb 2020
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Enjoy an entertaining hour and a half stroll with a very knowledgeable and funny Carla. While we weren't lucky enough to see anything from the other world the stories of strange goings on and the history of NOLA and the garden district with a guide that does her research kept us enthralled for the whole journey. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Carlaboullion, Owner at Phantoms, Facts and Folklore
Responded Feb 17, 2020
I appreciate the compliment.
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Sophie L wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We met Carla at Lafayette Cemetery where she was starting a tour of the garden district, we loved her so much that we decided to join her French Quarter macabre tour that same evening! Carla is very knowledgeable, informative and fun. She answered all our questions and offered up personal anecdotes. I highly recommend you seek out Carla for all your touring needs while in New Orleans!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Carlaboullion, Owner at Phantoms, Facts and Folklore
Responded Feb 17, 2020
Thanks for supporting my tour.
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Eva L wrote a review Feb 2020
13 contributions1 helpful vote
My family ran into Carla by accident while we were walking through the Lafayette Cemetery. She welcomed us to join her group. Her tour was spectacular! Carla is a ghost expert who knows New Orleans like she's been haunting it herself for generations. My family ran into her again later in our trip in a different part of New Orleans and I felt palpable FOMO when my parents we insisted that we honor our dinner reservation rather than change plans so that we could join her group again. Most notable of all, perhaps, is that this trip was in 2015!! I <<still think about her tour>> and hope to find her again when I am next in New Orleans. Phantoms, Facts and Folklore is a DO-NOT-MISS.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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sshooter03 wrote a review Feb 2020
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We connected with Miss Carla on a recommendation. She was totally amazing! She really knows her NOLA history. We had a couple of teens in our group and I am fairly certain that she adjusted the gruesome details for her audience. We only had one night of nervousness after the tour. Haha... she did her job! It's so crazy to learn the history and to know that these buildings are still standing and some are in USE! You have to hear the stories and take the tour to find out, but it was a very interesting and intriguing night! I would highly recommend this tour!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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