Algiers Travel Guide

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    Algiers ferry landing
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    Metallic cricket (LIVE!!!)
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  • Vallette-Barrett Plantation House
    Vallette-Barrett Plantation House
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Algiers Things to Do

  • Vallette-Barrett Plantation House ...

    On your walkies around the neighborhood, check out this traditional New Orleans house and its history----the plaque explains the whole history very well----free stuff is always appreciated!

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  • The Insectarium

    Part of the Audubon Institute which includes the Aquarium, this museum is dedicated to the Insect world and includes some really amazing specimens, with easy to read info and close encounters at the end with a butterfly garden with flying butterflies all around you---kids will love this part....Adults $16 Kids $11 very much worth it!We parked at a...

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  • 75 stained glass windows!!!

    Holy Name of Mary Church (boy that's a mouthful!) has 75 beautiful stained glass windows in a 1929 Tudor-Gothic cathedral where all are welcome to come visit---while walking past on a neighborhood stroll, a parishoner tried to get me and my wife to come in and see the glorious windows....Across from a great spot for breakfast or lunch--Tout de...

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  • Walk Around

    Algiers Point has alot to offer to a neighborhood walk---cute houses, some in disrepair, some gorgeously decorated, some cute places to stop in for a cup of great coffee or tea or a beer, some cool named streets (Barney Bigard was a local saxophonist/clarinetist born Albany Leon Bigard from nearby La Nouvelle, Louisiana (1906-1980)), also some cool...

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  • House of 7Sisters of Algiers&Marie...

    We drove by this house on the free shuttle van to Mardi Gras World. The driver said we'd get in free with the wrist band that showed we had paid the admission to Mardi Gras World, and that we could then get picked up for a return trip to the ferry right outside.But really, the folklore voodoo museum/gift ship is free for everyone because they let...

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  • Blane Kern's Mardi Gras World

    When we found out that the Price of these tours wasAdults: $15.00 Seniors $11.00Children 11 and under: $7.25 Student with college or high school ID $11.00[All tours include free King Cake & Coffee]we decided not to take the tour. I don't know how good it is. I have been told that it was boring. The tour starts with a movie.Doors open: 9:30 a.m....

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Algiers Restaurants

  • great breakfast and lunch

    Almost used the health food option for this place---The B&B we stayed in had vouchers for eating here, so it was an easy choice, and a great one as well. Went for breakfast and lunch while in town----She had the special breakfast Poche, which featured boudin sausage and remoulade sauce, and their muffins were superb----the sandwiches and the soups...

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  • good seafood

    We ate here our first night, not wanting to cross over to Nawlins after driving from the Atlanta area (about 7 1/2 hours). Incredible seafood gumbo with a real roux flavor, great BBQ shrimp (served whole so you can suck the heads!!! MMMM) and we split a platter of fried shrimp and oysters that were fresh and lightly cooked-----good drinks, too! A...

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  • Watch the Chef

    I didn't want to pay $22 (for two of us) to take the Mardi Gras world tour. So we paid for a cooking school lunch -$8 @. They demonstrate how to make various dishes. As a part of that, we got to go through some of the warehouse, and when the tour went by, we heard that part of it. The cooking was finished already, but there was still some food to...

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Algiers Nightlife

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    by dustmon Written Nov 18, 2012

    The Old Point Bar is a place where several movies have been filmed including "Ray"---they advertise "The most filmed bar in the south". We stopped in for a drink or 2 on a sunday, but on monday they started some filming again---when we asked one of the working filmers what the name was, they said "Old Boy" which when googled, Spike Lee is doing a remake of a Japanese movie with the same name.....COOL!
    They have live local music when not filming, Romy Kaye and her band were rocking when we were there on Sunday Nov 11 2012----lots of character in this place-----

    Dress Code: no

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Algiers Transportation

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    by dustmon Written Nov 16, 2012

    There is a free ferry from Algiers to New Orleans for passengers, cars require a $1 roundtrip fare....really easy to do and operates about every 30-40 minutes. Pay the $1 when you get on from the Algiers side and you can ride for free from NO back to Algiers. Easy way to get to the French Quarter and the trolley has a stop right close to the ferry landing in NO...
    Some incredible views of New Orleans from the ferry.....

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Algiers Shopping

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    Over the top of Shop entrance at Mardi Gras World

    by grandmaR Updated Apr 4, 2011

    We looked but did not buy - you can shop on-line at this store. Some of the items they carry are:

    Cassette Tapes such as
    Dixieland Jazz! and Mardi Gras Party $9.95

    Books on Cookin Cajun 'n Creole
    The Tabasco Cookbook by Paul McIlhenny $17.00
    Chef Paul Prudomme's Seasoned America $23.00
    Emeril's T.V. Dinners $25.00
    The 100 Greatest N.O. Creole Recipes by Roy Guste $14.95
    Dat Little Cajun Cookbook $5.95
    Brennan's New Orleans Cookbook $18.95
    The Cookin' Cajun Cooking School Cookbook $14.95 Famous New Orleans Drinks & How to Mix 'Em $8.95
    The Food of New Orleans $14.95
    Frank Davis - Cooks Cajun, Creole and Crescent City $21.95
    Justin Wilson's Looking Back Cookbook $25.00
    The Top 100 Cajun Recipes of All Time $6.95

    Fashion Jewelry
    Mardi Gras Mask Rhinstone Pin $11.95
    Riverboat Rhinestone Pin $9.95
    Swinging Legs Clown Pin $7.95
    Purple Teardrop, Green Stone Eye Pin $9.95
    Crown Pin with Purple & Green Stones $9.95
    Jazz Stone Pin- Silver or Gold $12.95
    Jazz Stone Earrings-Silver or Gold $12.95
    Comedy & Tragedy Pin $9.95
    Second Line Jazzland Pin $12.95

    Feather Masks Feather Mask on Stick - Purple, Green, Gold $8.95

    Hand Crafted Masks
    Top Hat Fancy Face $32.95
    Masquerade Fancy Face $99.95
    Jazzman Hand-Painted Fancy Face $32.95
    Top Cat Hand-Painted Fancy Face $40.95
    Fancy Face Music Note Face $24.95
    Mardi Gras Party Jester Fancy Face $99.95
    Pirot Mini Mask $12.95
    Showtime Mini Mask $19.95
    Fancy Face Piano Mask $39.95
    Jazzman Ornament $12.95

    Mardi Gras Dolls
    9" Cat Jester $9.00
    Bisque Sequin Jester Doll $4.50
    Fairy Doll $39.95
    Lame' Musical Jester on Velvet Pillow $13.50
    9" Velour Standing Jester with Pink Feet $8.50

    Voodoo
    Lucky Magic Voodoo Doll $7.95
    Voodoo in New Orleans $4.95
    The Voodoo Queen $5.95
    Beaded Luck Voodoo Doll $14.95

    What to buy: Hand Made Floats
    Alla Parade Float $145.00
    Orpheus Parade Trojan Horse Float $130.00
    Orpheus Leviathon 2000 Float $210.00
    Rex Parade Float $130.00
    Zulu Parade Float $145.00

    Mardi Gras Collectibles
    Pewter New Orleans Frame medium $14.75
    Autographed Sinbad Float Drawing $15.00
    Bourbon Street License Plate $5.75
    Mardi Gras Krewe Tiles $2.50
    Mardi Gras World Plate $2.95
    Jester Sceptors $16.95
    Mardi Gras Calendar $12.95
    Mardi Gras Jester Doll Heads $4.95
    Bourbon Street Coozie Sipper $5.95
    Bourbon Street Can Coozie $3.50
    Mardi Gras Box Tea Light $10.50
    Crazy Glasses $10.50
    Aromatic Burner $11.25
    Mardi Gras Tea Light $5.50
    New Orleans Clock $14.75
    Street Lamp Tea Light $5.50
    Arthur Hardy's 2003 Mardi Gras Guide $3.99

    Mardi Gras Posters
    Mardi Gras 2003 Mistretta Poster $11.00
    Cooking with Jazz Poster $10.00
    Zydeco Gator Poster by Michael Cary $10.00
    Smooth Jazz Poster $11.00

    Mardi Gras Wearables
    "I Love Mud & Bugs" T-Shirt $12.50
    "Playing It Cool" Crawrfish T-Shirt $12.50
    Mardi Gras Boxers $14.99
    Mardi Gras World Golf Shirt $29.95
    Mardi Gras World Hat - Purple $14.50
    Purple Mardi Gras Western Hat $32.95
    Crazy Jester Felt Hat $12.50
    New Orleans Fun Ties all $11.95
    Blue Saxophone Tie, Blue 2 Trumpet Tie etc.

    New Orleans Bar
    Pat O'Brien's Hurricane Cocktail $7.95
    Cyclone Mix $3.50
    Jazz Shot Glass $4.50
    Mardi Gras Mask Shot Glass $7.50
    Big Easy Shot Glass $5.95

    New Orleans Games - New Orleans in a Box $24.95
    New Orleans Kitchen
    Bourbon Street Frost Mug $11.25
    Mam Papaul's Mardi Gras King Cake Mix $5.00
    Mardi Gras World Hot Sauce $1.75
    Crawfish Etouffee Potholder $3.50
    New Orleans Jazz Coffee Cup $5.50

    New Orleans Books
    Clovis Crawfish and Petit Papillon $14.95
    Gumbo Ya-Ya $17.95
    D. J. & the Zulu Parade $14.95
    Clovis Crawfish and His Friends $14.95

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