Jun 28, 2017

New Orleans Travel Guide

New Orleans is a richly layered city full of an ethnic stew as diverse and delicious as its jambalaya. Take one look at one of New Orleans’ many enticing cemeteries (where many a beautiful tomb lies above ground due to Nola’s swampy and often below sea-level conditions) and you’ll see lists of foreign names: Scandinavian, French, Spanish, Irish, and Creole, just to name a few. And yet, it’s a place as American as any in the States – a fabric rising out of the banks of the Mississippi, influenced by the Cajun coast and reaching out in an all encompassing and welcoming “y’all.” 

Along every “banquette” (New Orleans’ word for sidewalks); down Pirate Alleys; through St. Louis Cathedral; Jackson Square; the French Quarter; and all its meandering neighborhoods, there is a storied past calling out to you in varying languages relaying its lore, its legends and heroes – military, literary and debauch. It’s a city where you can dip your powdered beignet into a cup of coffee at Café Du Monde in the morning and make your way to some of the best Jazz in the world by the afternoon; where you can stand on the elaborate carnival floats of Mardi Gras’ parades or look down from your balcony, any time of the year, onto New Orleans lively, beaded passersby. It’s also a city in recovery – and to see her spring back, slowly but surely, from Katrina, is at once one of her citizen’s greatest historical thickets and greatest prides.


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 St. Louis Cathedral New Orleans

St. Louis Cathedral

Few cities in the world are so identified by a building as is New Orleans. The city is instantly recognized by our cathedral and its position overlooking Jackson Square. The Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis King of France is the oldest Catholic cathedral in continual use in the United States. As the caretakers of the Cathedral we constantly battle the elements and the aging of the Cathedral with ongoing conservation and restoration.


 Jackson Square
Andrew Jackson

The historic Jackson Square, originally known in the 18th Century as 'Place d'Armes' and later renamed in honor of the Battle of New Orleans hero, Andrew Jackson, is a featured attraction in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans. This famous landmark facing the Mississippi River is surrounded by historic buildings including the St. Louis Cathedral, the Presbytere and Cabildo (Louisiana State Museums...