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Swamps in the Fall

People often ask:Is it fun to do a swamp tour in the bayou in the fall and in the winter? And the answer is: yes of course! You may see fewer alligators and snakes because reptiles slow down, hide, and begin to hibernate when the temperature is below 70 degrees, but...

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History of the Napoleon House

Did you know Napoleon Bonaparte never stepped foot inside of the French Quarter home that adopted his name? Now a famous bar/restaurant and registered National Historic Landmark, the Napoleon House was first occupied by Nicholas Girod, mayor of New Orleans from...

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Creole versus Cajun

People often get confused between Cajuns and Creoles, or even use the terms interchangeably without knowing what the difference is! While both peoples have a strong influence of French ancestry, they are distinguished primarily by their migration history. Cajun refers...

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Visit 2 Historic French Quarter Gems

Looking for something to do this Saturday?  Get a ticket for Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live!  With it you will have access to free tours of both the Hermann-Grima House and the Gallier House. The Hermann-Grima House and the Gallier House physically connect...

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The Port of New Orleans Then and Now

In 1718, Jean Baptiste Le Moyne, “Bienville,” founded New Orleans along the Mississippi River. This trade-friendly location later became the capital of the French colony of Louisiana and shaped the future of the United States. Today, the Port of New Orleans continues...

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