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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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The Real Deal on Crawfish

Spring in New Orleans is wonderful. Warm, sunny days without the searing heat and stifling humidity that arrives in the late summer, cool evenings to keep the mosquitoes at bay, and--best of all--crawfish season. Also answering to the name of mudbugs or crawdads, the...

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Iron in the Cemetery

New Orleans is known for its unique and varied architecture, and one of the most interesting details that can be found on properties around town is the cast and wrought iron work. This is especially true in the city's cemeteries, where you can find evidence of...

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We’re Expanding!

Tours by Isabelle is happy to announce the purchase of a fourth van! Before Hurricane Katrina we once had five vans, but after the damage and devastation of the storm that hit seven and a half years ago we only had one. We have recovered along side our wonderful city,...

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