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Slave Quarters at Oak Alley Plantation

Even if you've been to Oak Alley Plantation in the past, if you haven't seen the newly reconstructed slave quarters, you may want to consider taking a trip to the historic site again. Last summer construction began on this new exhibit to reconstruct some of...

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Thank You!

We are pleased to announce that Tours by Isabelle is the recipient of a 2013 Certificate of Excellence from the travel review stie, TripAdvisor. This prestigious award is given out to only the top 10% of all businesses worldwide listed on TripAdvisor and reflects our...

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The Glorious Pineapple

As you tour New Orleans and examine the beautiful iron and stone work found throughout the French Quarter and surrounding houses Uptown and in the Garden District, you will find one pattern repeated over and over: the pineapple. Once you take a look inside some of our...

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Revival in the Garden

With few exceptions, the beautiful plantation homes in Southeast Louisiana that can now be viewed by the public were in various states of disrepair throughout the early parts of the 20th century. Thanks to wonderfully dedicated and caring individuals, these homes have...

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Happy Birthday, NOLA!

It was May 7, 1718 when Jean-Baptiste le Moyne de Bienville founded the wonderful city of New Orleans in the name of the French Mississippi Company. Bienville named the city La Nouvelle-Orléans after Philippe d'Orléans, the Duke of Orléans who was the Regent of France...

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Plaquemines Parish

For many people, visiting New Orleans isn't limited to staying within the city proper, but includes venturing into the surrounding parishes where numerous historic sites and beautiful natural environments can be explored. Plaquemines Parish is one such day trip...

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The Stewarts of Oak Alley Plantation

Today marks 107 years since Andrew and Josephine Stewart were married. It was nineteen years after their wedding that they were taking a river cruise along the Mississippi and spotted the beautiful, but dilapidated, Oak Alley Plantation. A few months later, Mr and Mrs...

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4th Annual Bugs & Brew

This Saturday, April 20, will mark the 4th annual Bugs & Brew event, hosted by the Drew Brees Foundation, and featuring 50 teams from around the city competing for the title of best crawfish boil(ers). The event also features a local craft brewing exposition, which...

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Celebration of the Berry

You would think there wouldn't be much of a festival season here in Louisiana considering we have more than 400 festivals every year (yes, that's right, more than one a day!), but although festivals can be found in full swing year round the spring is when they seem to...

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The Legacy of Touro

While in and around New Orleans, you may notice there are quite a few buildings and institutions bearing the name Touro, including one of our major hospitals and an uptown neighborhood. You may even have noticed, if you hail from the Northeast, that there are many...

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