Welcome to New Orleans
Welcome to New Orleans (NOLA) - The City of Jazz
New Orleans is the biggest city of the state of Louisiana in the United States of America. Being of the most important port in the country, the agglomeration of New Orleans counted 1,167,764 in 2010.
New Orleans is a city of character proposing many attractions and a multi cultural experience. New Orleans, the biggest city of Louisiana is situated on the South Coast of the United States represents by itself the diversity and the historical richness of its country. Origins of the Louisiana population comes from all around the world starting in Europe, and also the Caribbean or Africa and of course the Native Americans. You will find these different culture through the music or the food that you are going to experience in the Mardi Gras City. All the neighbourhoods have a story and tell you about this amazing city that is New Orleans. This way you can discover the evolution and the construction of New Orleans started in 1718 by French settlers. The French Quarter is one of the most famous neighbourhoods of New Orleans, with animations all day long and all night with Cajun music, jazz, and many animations in the streets and in the bars and restaurants. It is a city full of talents that want to express them selves. The French Quarter is also a part of New Orleans that the hurricane missed so you will find a lot of history and undamaged buildings there. You can take a walk along the Mississippi river from there and enjoy Creole, Caribbean or African specialities in the restaurants along. Visit the St Louis Cathedral in front of Jackson’s Square and see the marks of the different periods and influences along the three centuries of this incredible city that is New Orleans. This neighbourhood is the soul of New Orleans as it was there that were build the first construction that bring the city to life.
Informations and Facts
You can start your night in Canal Street or Bourbon Street, key spots in which there are a great selection of bars and clubs to choose from. Here you can find the most popular and trendiest nightclubs and bars.
If you like old hallows, art objects, sculptures or even paintings, go straight to Royal Street in the French Quarter where there are a lot of galleries with many jewellery. Even to find some souvenirs, you can find them in the French Market between Decatur Street and the Mississippi River.
The main places to see are the museums like:
- Cabildo and Presbyterian Museums to discover the typical Louisiana history and culture through the “ Mardi Gras ” costumes exposition for example.
- The World War II Museum.
- The New Orleans Museum of Art
- The Voodoo Museum ( Nola is known to be the most haunted city in the USA ).
- The historical house of Edgar Degas family.
- A bayou cruise or a plantation visit.
Standard Time Zone : UTC/GMT -6 hours
Humid climate, take an umbrella
Get wherever you want to go in New Orleans with the Regional Transit Authority (RTA). The extensive network of buses and streetcars winds throughout every neighbourhood of the Crescent City. From Uptown to Downtown, from Lakeview to the Lower Nine, from Mid-City across the Mississippi River and to the parish lines, the RTA goes there. The RTA wants to help their riders get around New Orleans as easily as possible, so they’ve equipped all their standard buses with bike racks. Feel free to take your bike along for the ride. Use this service when you take an RTA bus to places like the French Quarter, City Park or Audubon Park, or college campuses. You’ll be glad to be able to get around big areas easily without having to walk long distances.