i need to get a brief history on the name "French Quarter" and the importance of bourbon street.
i tried some websites but the history is a mess.
links provided is good enough thanks.
The French Quarter, also known as Vieux Carré, is the oldest and most famous neighborhood in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. When La Nouvelle Orléans ("New Orleans" in French) was founded in 1718 by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, the city was originally centered on the French Quarter, or the Vieux Carré ("Old Square" in French) as it was known then. While the area is still referred to as the Vieux Carré by some, it is more commonly known as the French Quarter today, or simply "The Quarter." The district as a whole is a National Historic Landmark, and contains numerous individual historic buildings. It was affected relatively lightly by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, as compared to other areas of the city and the region as a whole. The Quarter is subdistrict of the French Quarter/CBD Area.
My husband and I will be going to New Orleans for Spring Break. Can someone please give me a nice hotel that we can stay at? Where would you recommend we eat, have drinks and listen to some good music? I have never been to New Orleans and I know there is so much to see and do. A little bit of help would be greatly appreciated! Thank You in advance.
Monteleone hotel *** on Bourbon.
GW Fins restaurant. Mr. B s bistro (steak). $$$ Go to trip advisor for some other ideas. Bayonas. Irene’s (ital.)
From the airport look for the fixed rate cab fares posted on the wall.
Walk down Bourbon to listen to the music. Watch the stupid people get drunk.
Cafe DuMonde for coffee and donuts. Have your cards read at jackson Square. Take one or more tours. Cemetery, French quarter or the Garden District. Don’t do any bus tours.
Have an "Abita" beer. Don’t leave with out trying some Gumbo.
Take a ride on the St. Charles Street Street cars.
Harrah’s casino at Canal and the river.
Take a cab back to the hotel if you stay anywhere more tha a few blocks away.
New Orleans at Bourbon Street for the Who Dat Celebration of the New Orleans Saints when they won the NFC playoffs championship against the Vikings. Now they are headed to the NFL Superbowl. Winning the NFC means time for a little party in the streets of NOLA.
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Saints fans celebrate on Bourbon Street after the New Orleans Saints win the Super Bowl!
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The New Orleans Saints won their first Super Bowl with a surprise 31-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts in Miami.
Drew Brees hit a record-equalling 32 passes for 288 yards, with touchdowns to Pierre Thomas and Jeremy Shockey.
And cornerback Tracy Porter returned an interception from Colts quarterback Peyton Manning 74 yards for another score to seal victory.
Garrett Hartley kicked three field goals of over 40 yards as the Saints came back from 10-0 down early on.
Indianapolis, who won the NFL title in Miami just three years ago, went into the game as favourites.
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In 2010, The Krewe of Barkus, Mardi Gras Krewe for dogs, rolled down the streets of the French Quarter in New Orleans February 7th, Superbowl Sunday 44. Dogs were in the WHO DAT spirit and dreamed of becoming Superbowl Champs, themselves.
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any attractions there? historical places , any other architectural magnificent buildings that can be more interesting
hi there,only a link for you with attractions, and a map for directions..
Which are some attractions that are cheap, or free specially for kids in Lousiana (Specially around New Orleans) We’ll be there for two weeks. Help!
okay im from new orleans and to be truthfulllyy honest there are lots of fun cheap things in new orleans for children to do
im 17 years old ha ha ha but loveeee kids stuff
Aquarium of The Americas
—-> the site for all of the above http://www.auduboninstitute.org/
Louisiana Childrens Mueseum ( i love it there)
National World War II Mueseum (very educational)
the kids will love to feed the ducks and Loveee Story Land especially for kids 8 and under its going to be like a disney land for them
Mardi Gras World
There is alot more in new orleans for kids to enjoy believe me….
I still havent done it all lol
to find attractions , tourist must sees, 5 star resteraunts, hotels and much more
im sure out of all the things i listed abbove you will find somthing your kids will enjoy during your stay..
have a awesommme trip here in New Orleans….
check out the sites i gave you
Reason i ask; im going in a couple weeks and Im 20. I talked to one of my friends that has been and he said the age limit is 18 only on Bourbon street. True? Or do they just not care as long as your spending money and not causing trouble?
Officially, you have to be 21 to drink anywhere in the country. Unofficially, you ought to be able to get away with it. Don’t be wasted and act stupid wearing Mardi Gras beads (by the way, it’s not Mardi Gras), don’t pee on anything, and you ought to be ok.