What Are Flambeaux?


The Flambeaux (pronounced: "flam-bow") are torches used for night parades during Mardi Gras season. 

Electric street lights were introduced to New Orleans in 1887. Before then Carnival Krewes relied on flambeaux carriers to light up the night so that revelers could see the fanciful floats. The flambeaux also served as guides that led the parades on their route.

In the same spirit, Flambeaux Tours seeks to shed light on New Orleans' traditions and heritage. As we guide you through town, we share our city's colorful past and vibrant culture.

We like our Gumbo spicy, so we throw a blend of history, folklore, culture, and places to visit in our roux. Join us as we guide you through the most unique city in America, with the best company to introduce you to it.