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New Orleans Treme' Walking Tour
"Treme' (pronounced Tre-May) sits adjacent to the French Quarter and is the oldest African-American neighborhood in the United States. Treme' is a vibrant area steeped in music and culture. Come explore this iconic gem and revel in New Orleans Jazz histor the birthplace of such Jazz greats as Alphonse Picou and Trombone shorty.Treme' was originally settled by Free People of Color; often referred to as Creoles whose unique experience helped shape the civil rights movement. It is the hallmark of African-American history not to be missed. Today Treme' is home to artists musicians and craftsmen and is a living breathing
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Combo Oak Alley Plantation and New Orleans City Tour
"Go beyond the typical city tour experience and see New Orleans like a local. Relax in an enclosed air-conditioned minibus that runs every day rain or shine. You’ll pass through the French Quarter and travel past mansions along Esplanade Avenue on your way to a stop in City Park where you can visit the Morning Call Café for coffee and beignets. In addition you will see the Ninth Ward a neighborhood devastated by Hurricane Katrina. View the Garden District with its vast mansions that line pristine boulevards and Faubourg Treme — one of the oldest African American neighborhoods in the country dating back to the 1700s. Pass through the home of the internationally acclaimed World War II Museum and by the Contemporary Arts Center
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Three Hour City Tour of New Orleans
"Your tour begins when you pass through the French Quarter and travel past the mansions along Esplanade Avenue on your way to a stop in City Park where you can visit the Morning Call Cafe' for coffee and beignets or view the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. In addition you will see the Ninth Ward a neighborhood devastated by Hurricane Katrina. View the Garden District with it's vast mansions that line pristine boulevards the Warehouse District Faubourg Treme- one of the oldest African American neighborhoods in the country dating back to the 1700's pass through the area formerly known as the American Sector
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More Off The Beaten Path in New Orleans

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Middle Class Lakeview District Destroyed

The perimeter of the city is a high ground of earth levee, providing a donut that for the most part survived the flooding. Also, areas along the river were generally not greatly damaged because the...
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Lower Ninth Ward Devastation

At the time of our arrival to the Lower Ninth Ward after Katrina struck, we weren't to concerned about offending the locals in the area because they had left and hardly a soul was around in this vast...
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Rent a Bicycle

Rent a bike and grab some water and a map to see the city up close. New Orleans is very flat and easy to ride. We rode from the French Quarter to City Park up to the Lake and back again in a few...
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Colette

Free your mind, the rest will follow. Keep things simple: Rule #1: No means No.. Rule #2: You are permitted to watch. There are more rules, but I just stuck to rule 1 and rule 2 and I was cool with...
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More Post Katrina Images From the Lower Ninth Ward

Since this area of the city was so thoroughly destroyed, residents with some semblance of house left standing should probably bury their heart and opt for a trade-up to a better part of the city. The...
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Katrina Damage in Gentilly

The center of the city is referred to at Gentilly, which is generally bounded by the industrial canal, city park, lakeview neighborhoods, and fairgrounds. Take Elysian Fields out toward Lake...
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Narrowest building in the Quarter

I don't know what this building houses, but I've been fascinated with it for the past 20 years. I'm disappointed with myself for not realizing in a sober moment during my last visit, that I should...
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Marigny After Katrina

The boundaries of Marigny and the Lower Ninth Ward were not exactly clear to me, but I noticed that some fine old homes in what appeared to be lower Marigny got lost. This neighorhood has a...
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The Streetscapes--A Study in Beauty

It was a rainy weekend with brief spurts of sunshine when we came to the city. People walked the streets with umbrellas in hand, as others hurriedly threw on plastic poncho's and continued with their...
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The Side Streets

Traveling the side streets of the city, you'll see a variety of hues on many of the homes and buildings. In the French Quarter you may see bright lemon yellow paired with pale green shutters; seashell...
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A Portrait of New Orleans--Balconies & Galleries

The fanciful balconies or galleries fronting New Orleans buildings are made from cast iron and not wrought iron as some suppose. Thanks to Mark (ATXTraveler), I learned there was a difference between...
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Elope to New Orleans... You won't regret it!!

Although I was already married on my 3rd trip to New Orleans (we went there for our honeymoon) I still required the services of Weddings A GoGo. During the hell of wedding planning my husband and I...
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Magazine Street

While not entirely off the beaten path, Magazine Street if missed my many. Once a quaint little neighborhood it's become quite an alternative shopping area with lots of cool cafes and pubs. The street...
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Cornstalk Fence on Royal Street

There are three cornstalk fences left in New Orleans, two of which I got to see. The most famous one can be seen at the Cornstalk Hotel, located at 915 Royal Street in the French Quarter. This cast...
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Top Hotels in New Orleans

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8 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130, United States
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214 Rue Royale, French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130-2201, United States
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717 Orleans Street, (Formerly "Wyndham"), New Orleans, Louisiana, 70116, United States
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621 St. Louis Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70140, United States
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501 Rue Decatur, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130, United States
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300 Gravier St, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130, United States
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Top Things to Do in New Orleans

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Bourbon Street

It seems like on Bourbon Street and also the French Quarter they have their own little money making scams going. Just be cautious. Don't walk around alone, use your common sense and you'll have a lot...
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French Quarter

I've been to the French Quarter, surrounding areas & cemeteries many times since 2005 & have NEVER had any bad experience. I've also never had to pay a tour guide to take me to any of the sites or...
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Swamp Tours

A must do in New Orleans is to take a swamp tour into the bayous to spot alligators and other wildlife. We took Cajun pride swamp tour located about 25 miles west of New Orleans in fernier along lake...
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Jackson Square

Any direction you look, you will get a picturesque view. The statue is worth taking a picture or two (or five) of. Say hello to the carriage pulling donkeys. Stop and admire the street performers....
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St. Louis Cathedral

This was our second visit to New Orleans and we hung outside the church on Sunday morning till after service so we could get a quick look inside. We were only inside for about 10 minutes. There was a...
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Garden District

This neighborhood of 19th century Victorian Architecture is just south of downtown New Orleans and is where the wealthy citizens of New Orleans once and still do live. A number of celebrities live...
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Top 5 New Orleans Writers

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"Two Visits - 54 Years Apart"
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"new orleans louisiana"
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"The Naughty Madame"
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"New Orleans-An Intriguing Visit to the Past"
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"Crescent City Comes Calling"
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