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Degas in New Orleans

Portraits in a New Orleans Cotton Office Over the years, New Orleans has been known for many notable residents. One of the more prestigious was Edgar Degas, the famed French painter. Even before moving to New Orleans in 1872 Degas had strong connections to the city as...

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Riverwalk to Reopen Thursday

The Riverwalk Marketplace, a section of shops and restaurants located along the Mississippi in the Central Business District, was historically part of the city's busy shipping industry. After the 1984 World's Fair the area was converted into the mall that now...

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Bayou Boogaloo 2014

Looking for some summertime fun in Mid-City this weekend? Check out the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo! This annual event is one of our favorite festivals and features classic favorites like the bicycle pub crawl and rubber duck derby. The event takes place, rain or shine,...

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NOWFE 2014!

The New Orleans Wine and Food Experience, affectionately called NOWFE, is coming up in just a few weeks so it's time to make your reservations! This year the incredible gathering of good food and great wine is featuring more than 40 different wineries from around the...

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Jazz Fest 2014 is Here!

It's one of our favorite annual events! The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is finally here, and music lovers from around the globe are making their annual pilgrimages to the Crescent City. This year's lineup features Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen,...

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Keeping New Orleans Dry

Thanks to Hurricane Katrina, most people are well aware that New Orleans is located below sea level. Due to the low elevation and proximity to both the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, the city is surrounded by levees to keep it from sitting unde

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The New Orleans Accent

If you're expecting to hear a Southern accent when you arrive in New Orleans, you'll likely be surprised to hear something that sounds a little more Brooklyn than Southern Belle. Not all New Orleanians have a thick accent, and some natives might not have much of one...

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Mudbugs, Crawdads, and Crawfest!

Crawfest 2014 is coming this weekend on April 5! We're right in the thick of crawfish season, and the mudbugs have never tasted better. This annual music, food, and arts festival hosted by Tulane University will feature 25 local food and art vendors, more than...

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Happy Mardi Gras!

Happy Mardi Gras from Tours by Isabelle! Our offices will be closed today, March 4, 2014, in honor of our city's greatest holiday. Enjoy the parades and stay safe! If you're out of town and want a taste of what we're up to today, check out the ParadeCam over at...

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The Bonnet Carre Spillway

If you join us for a plantation or swamp tour you'll get a chance to cross the Bonnet Carré Spillway, one of the most important engineering structures that helps control the normal flooding of the Mississippi River that occurs in the spring. The Spillway, which runs...

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