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A Message from the City of New Orleans

Although we at Tours by Isabelle are still suffering from power difficulties, we are running tours, and are open for business, along with the rest of New Orleans! We were well prepared for this storm, even though Isaac turned out to be much larger and longer lasting...

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Hurricane Isaac

In light of the current weather conditions due to Hurricane Isaac, we will not be offering any tours through Thursday, August 30. We hope to be able to resume our regular tour schedule on Friday, August 31. Please call 1-888-223-2093 with any questions as our phone...

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French Film Fest 2012

The best way to escape from summer heat--or summer storms--is by hiding inside, and what better way to enjoy relief than in a movie theater? The French Film Fest is taking place this weekend at the historic Prytania Theater, the oldest operating theater in New Orleans...

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The Epiphyte of the Swamp

Epiphytes are plants that grow upon other plants, and surely the most famous epiphyte in Louisiana is the Spanish moss that grows all over the live oaks and cypress trees. Spanish moss may look rough and scratchy, but this lovely plant is surprisingly soft and spongy,...

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Satchmo Fest 2012

One of our most beloved icons here in New Orleans is, of course, Louis Armstrong, who was given a rather unusual nickname as a child--Satchmo, short for satchel mouth, a rather derogatory sounding compliment for Armstrong's large mouth. There are a wide range of...

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COOLinary is Here!

Today is August 1, which means one of our favorite summertime events in New Orleans has arrived--COOLinary New Orleans! COOLinary New Orleans is a partnership between the New Orleans Convention and Visitor's Bureau and many of our wonderful local restaurants where...

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Photo Share

This photo of Tours by Isabelle is courtesy of TripAdvisor New Orleans is full of incredible sights, and people take amazing photos while they're on our tours. This photo of the beautiful old oak trees at the aptly named Oak Alley Plantation were taken by...

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Bastille Day in New Orleans

It's Independence Day in France, and in New Orleans, the most French of U.S. cities, we celebrate along with them! Bastille Day commemorates the day in 1789 that more than 8,000 French men and women stormed a prison fortress in Paris, the Bastille, and demanded...

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More Work from the Corps

The Army Corps of Engineers can be a touchy subject here in New Orleans, but an announcement today that the Corps has awarded a new project to help protect the Westbank of New Orleans is welcome news for Terrytown residents. This new project will help ensure that...

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