Texas has more than Czech, German, Mexican or Spanish heritages. The French have also been very present (and still are!) in the Lone Star state, and there’s no better place than Austin to understand why France is one of the six flags over Texas.
Start your visit of French Austin with a delicious French breakfast or dessert: crêpes, profiterolles or croissants + expresso.
Then head the French Legation Museum to learn about one of the first French who lived in Austin: French monarch Louis Philippe’s envoy to the young Republic of Texas in 1839.
Rent a shared bike or catch a bus to move to the next stops like a Parisian.
Some French art, a bit more history, a touch of sport…
And it will be time to prepare for an anise-flavoured apéritif!
Tours last approximatly 3h30.
Departure from the Austin Visitor Center, relocated 602 East 4th Street, near the intersection with Red River.
Parking is available in the Convention Center Garage at a discounted rate of $6 for 3h. The entry to the garage is on 5th St between Red River and Sabine Streets.
Cost including a small breakfast or pastry, a coffee, entrance to at least one museum, a B-cycle rental or bus tickets, and a drink is $45.
Tours can be programmed on mornings or on afternoons, any day of the week. Just contact French in Austin to make an appointment.