New Orleans in a nutshell
...French doors open to the night breezes, sweet olive scents the air. Nearby there is laughter, a cork popping and cafe brulot aflame.
Welcome to New Orleans.
New Orleans is a large metropolitan city, an international port and a "melting pot" of many races and cultures. It
is also a remarkable collection of historic neighborhoods, many of them as separate and distinctive as if they
were separate townships or small villages.
Here, in this little corner of
Europe and the Caribbean in the
American South, the history is as
colorful as the local architecture;
the food is the stuff of legend.
Haitian and African Creoles
developed an exotic, spicy
cuisine and were, uh, instrumental
in creating jazz and
Spanish style and Creole
builders gave New Orleans the St. Louis
Cathedral, named for a French
names are French and Spanish,
the Creole architecture comes
in a carnival of tropical colors,
and the voodoo is a Caribbean
The magic is irresistible.
In fact, New orleans
celebrates almost anything in
the Big Easy.
'Laissez les bons
temps rouler' (Let the good
times roll) is more than a
reminder of our French
heritage, it's a way of life
that began three centuries ago.
New Orleans Skyline seen from the West Bank of the Mississippi river
Horse Carriage ride trough the French quarter