Visit the neighborhood known as the Garden District where the Americans settled after the Louisiana Purchase. See the variety of architectural styles such as, Greek Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne, while visiting the place where Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, spent his last hours. Cast your eyes upon the home of our latest great contributor to the New Orleans' landscape, Sandra Bullock. The tour includes a visit to Lafayette Cemetery, which holds the remains of John Howard Ferguson, judge in the famed civil rights case, Plessy v. Ferguson. Judy's great-great grandfather, George Geddes, was a member of Comité des Citoyen, of the Plessy v. Ferguson case.
Tours by Judy have been recommended by the New York Times, and featured in the Lonely Planet Guide Book. Our tours are more than a tour...they are an experience, a Ba "joie de vivre" experience (joy of living)! Judy Bajoie, a native and former history teacher, brings a unique perspective and authentic approach to each tour. Her Ba "joie de vivre" is present in all of her tours. Judy Bajoie is a Licensed Tour Guide, former history teacher and also a member of the New Orleans Tour Guide Association, Save our Cemeteries, the Louisiana Historical Association, the Louisiana Historical Society, Friends of the Cabildo, and the Louisiana Supreme Court Historical Society. Judy is available for private, personalized and step on tours. She is also available for historical presentations.