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The Twirl! History & Cocktails

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    G L-f de Villiers

  • Locations

    New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

  • Activities

    Cocktail Tour, Heritage-History Tour, Lifestyle, Sightseeing

  • Price
    From: $30 USD per person
  • Duration

    2 Hours in the Watering Holes of the Fabulous!

  • Avg Distance

    About a mile, sometimes less!

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Saturday at 3 pm or as a private tour.

  • Starting Location

    Antoine's Annex Cafe 513 Royal Street

  • Price Includes

    A witty, joy-filled expose of the amazing men and women who shaped our culture since it's very beginning. Enjoy the Real History and the Best Gossip from a long term French Quarter resident and guide.

  • Notes

    Wear something comfortable, but appropriate, for carousing through the Quarter! G L-f de Villiers is your community-based tour provider since 1989. Recommended by Frommer's, Curve, and ManAboutWorld


  • The Twirl! starts with a history of gay New Orleans back to the days of empire!
  • Visit the homes of Tennessee Williams and other renown luminaries and find how why it wasn't just an accident that genius thrived in the Vieux Carre.
  • Catch a ride on the Carousel in the beautiful Hotel Monteleone with the perfect Hemingway Daiquiri. Did you know that Liberace was a headliner there?
  • Explore The Napoleon House, a favorite watering hole of renown artists and writers for over a 100 years. Our cocktail offering there is a Pimm's Cup.
  • Walk the very streets visited by Capote, Hellman, Rice, Stein, Faulkner and many others who have made la vie en rose renown throughout the world.

Trip Info

The Twirl!  New Orleans Premier Gay Heritage and Drinks Tour highlighting the history of Gay New Orleans.  Cocktails optional.

This tour is generously sponsored by Cathead Vodka, neighboring Mississippi’s only legal distillery. From Leaves of Grass to Interview with a Vampire, from Lee to Lee Harvey, Gertrude to Ellen; Billy and Bill, Truman and Rex; Tennessee, Cafe Lafitte in Exile, and Miss Dixie, New Orleans has much to boast of when it comes to la vie en rose!

Bring a friend or meet someone new as we visit some of New Orleans’ most elegant and storied drinking establishments! We’ll end the tour at Good Friends on the World-famous St. Ann Street! Find out how our community influenced and flourished in the Queen City of the South long before Stonewall! Get the Real History and the Best Gossip on this heritage-history tour!

Available as a private tour for up to six guests on your schedule for $250. Book online through our web site.

Your adventure awaits!

G L-f de Villiers

G L-f deVilliers, the very best in New Orleans Historic tours. Native, Southern perspective; perfect for any traveler. Never scripted, always fresh. Since 1989.

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