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A New Orleans Tradition: Perfecting French Quarter Tours for Three Generations

Royal Carriages was started in 1941 by my grandparents, Clem and Violet Lauga, with one horse and carriage. My parents, Jim and Carolynn Lauga, continued this family run New Orleans tradition for over 35 years. Through these many years, our company has grown steadily into a full-service carriage company employing 45 people and stabling a like number of young draft mules.

Through all these years of ownership, the company has remained in our family -- one that has a legacy of over 75 years experience in the New Orleans tourism industry. The fact that Royal Carriages is a family-run business is one reason why we are the oldest sightseeing carriage company in America.

I would also like you to know that all our mules receive at least 3-6 months of vacation per year on one of our two lovely farms, one in Covington, Louisiana and the other in Poplarville, Mississippi countryside. We usually stable about 34 mules here in the city and the balance are kept on pasture.

Royal Carriages prides itself on providing our guests with that personal touch. I would like to extend a warm welcome to you on your visit to New Orleans. We invite you to visit us on your next visit to the French Quarter, and hope your stay in NOLA is a memorable one!

James C. Lauga, Jr
Third Generation Business Operator
General Manager

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This was such an awesome experience that we took 2 tours in 12 hrs! The 1st we did at night. Our guide was phenomenal. He spoke like a pirate and was very knowledgeable. His mule, Boudreau, took us through the French quarter. The 2nd tour we did we had Jonathan as our guide along with Queenie as our mule. We paid extra to go to the garden district and we were not disappointed. I actually fact checked Jonathan while on tour and I'm pleased to report he knows what he's talking about lol Thank you so much Jonathan. I hope Queenie gets an apple for this review because you both rock!

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