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Laissez-vous séduire par l’architecture coloniale du XVIIIe siècle, les odeurs alléchantes et la musique qui retentit dans le Quartier français.

Quel que soit le moment de l’année, pendant les festivités de Mardi gras ou pas, peu d’endroits sur la planète éveillent les sens comme le fait La Nouvelle-Orléans. Située au bord du Mississippi, cette célèbre ville de Louisiane a fêté son 300e anniversaire en 2018. Dès que vous pénétrerez dans le Quartier français, vous serez frappé par la richesse historique du lieu et envoûté par l’architecture, la cuisine cajun et la musique entraînante provenant des restaurants et des rues.

Iconic Sights in the French Quarter

Cast-iron balconies, walled courtyards and colorful Creole cottages line the streets of the French Quarter, home to some of New Orleans' most recognizable landmarks. At museum and research center The Historic New Orleans Collection on Royal Street, learn about the history and culture of the city before trekking towards Jackson Square. There stands The St. Louis Cathedral, a majestic church blending Renaissance, Gothic Revival and Spanish Colonial architecture as an homage to its three-hundred-year history. Across the street, stop into the original Café du Monde. A trip to the French Quarter isn’t complete without a crispy beignet and a café au lait.

Colorful buildings line the streets of the French Quarter

Colorful buildings line the streets of the French Quarter
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The Melodies of Marigny and Bywater

Music is in the air as you stroll through the stylish, up-and-coming neighborhoods of Marigny and Bywater. The sounds of jazz, reggae and blues spill out of the clubs lining Frenchmen Street, and nature calls from the green space of Crescent Park. Located on the Mississippi River, Crescent Park offers unparalleled views and access to the water. Sit on the bank or bike to Music Box Village, an interactive installation of musical architecture and experimental public artworks. After a long day of exploring, wind down with local music and eclectic cuisine at trendy spots like Spotted Cat and Bacchanal Wine.

Window shopping for evening entertainment options on Frenchmen Street

Window shopping for evening entertainment options on Frenchmen Street
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Family Fun in New Orleans Uptown and the Garden District

Tour scenic, historic streets and embark on kid-friendly pursuits in Uptown New Orleans and the Garden District. Start the day at the Audubon Zoo. Located on Magazine Street, this expansive zoo is home to over 2,000 animals – some of which you can meet up close. From there, explore the rest of Magazine Street. With nearly 10 kilometers of shopping, food and fun ranging from international cuisine and vintage stores to spas and art galleries, Magazine Street is sure to please. Once you’re ready to relax, find a seat on the St. Charles Avenue streetcar to enjoy views of historic Louisiana architecture along one of the USA’s oldest streetcar lines.

Spring blossoms along the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar Line

Spring blossoms along the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar Line
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Upscale Charms in the Central Business District

Ride the streetcar to New Orleans’ Central Business District (known by locals as the CBD), a bustling, creative city center marked by forward-thinking innovation. At Vue Orleans’ 360-degree indoor and outdoor observation deck, take in unforgettable views of the city and peer through the Vue Finder to learn a bit about each neighborhood’s history. A short walk from Vue Orleans is Canal Place, New Orleans’ premier shopping destination for luxury brands. When it comes to dining, the CBD boasts a variety of international and down-home options. Chow down on Caribbean and Latin flavors, Cajun and Creole dishes, Southern soul food and more without ever leaving the city limits.

Immersive installations tell the story of the city at Vue Orleans

Immersive installations tell the story of the city at Vue Orleans
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Art and Nature in Mid-City

Delight in the laid-back pace and quirky charm of the eclectic Mid-City area. Get some fresh air with 38 kilometers of hiking trails, lakes for fishing and boating, and lively playgrounds. Art lovers can find over 40,000 art pieces spread out over the galleries and grounds of the New Orleans Museum of Art and Sculpture Garden. In the neighboring Bayou St. John, enjoy waterfront activities, colorful Creole mansions, beer gardens and music and food festivals hosted throughout the year.

Quirky architecture fills the neighborhoods of New Orleans’ Mid-City

Quirky architecture fills the neighborhoods of New Orleans’ Mid-City
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Cultural Delights in the Arts and Warehouse District

A former industrial district with a deep history and sophisticated flair, the Arts and Warehouse District features The National WWII Museum, which explores the events of World War II from an American perspective. A short drive from the museum is Mardi Gras World, where every day is Fat Tuesday. On the self-guided tour, see the massive working warehouse where artists bring spectacular parade floats to life. More art awaits on Julia Street, locally nicknamed “Gallery Row,” where dozens of art galleries feature the works of local and nationally known painters, sculptors and mixed-media artists.

Historic aircraft on display at the National WWII Museum

Historic aircraft on display at the National WWII Museum
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Getting There

Fly into Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) and rent a car to begin your New Orleans adventure.