New Orleans (Eyewitness Travel Guides) by Marilyn Wood

By Marilyn Wood

No matter if you're making plans to go to a urban, a area or a rustic, DK's foolproof 'Eyewitness' strategy makes studying a few position a excitement in itself. all of the conventional guidebook subject material is covered-descriptions of attractions, establishing occasions, resorts, eating places, buying, leisure, word books and so on- yet, with assistance from particularly commissioned illustrations and maps, DK makes crucial info effortless to entry and fast to soak up. No different courses clarify the historical past of a spot as essentially in phrases and photographs. DK Eyewitness commute Guides-the most sensible courses ever created. Following storm Katrina, New Orleans is again. town has fought again with a vengeance and in 2007 drew list crowds to a lot of its gala's. for instance, the 2007 French sector pageant celebrated its twenty fourth 12 months with a checklist crowd of over 450,000. The 2007 Mardis Gras drew over 800,000 and resorts mentioned a ninety five% occupancy fee. There at the moment are over a hundred and forty significant inns open with close to pre-Katrina numbers of rooms to be had. approximately a hundred% of French region and major vacationer components have reopened. such a lot significant airways have extra flights to New Orleans during the last 12 months. New Orleans is still the most visited US towns and the hot DK Eyewitness consultant to New Orleans is timed completely to the city's resurgence.

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The Casa Curial, or Presbytère, was built between 1794 and 1813, and served as a courthouse until 1911. Two earlier churches on the site of the St. Louis Cathedral were destroyed, the first by a hurricane in 1722, the second by a fire in 1788. The current building was begun in 1789 and dedicated as a cathedral in 1794. It has been substantially modified since then. Main Altar The carved-wood Baroque altars were constructed in Ghent, Belgium, and brought to the cathedral in pieces. Cathedral Dome A great mural of St.

The building is a replica of the original 5 O U LO U S E W S IL T K ET RE ST ES R T AR CH IN S O N The Omni Royal Orleans hotel (see p162) is constructed on the site of the 1836 St. Louis Hotel. KEY Suggested route DE C U AT R ST RE ET STAR SIGHTS . The 1850 House . Jackson Square Napoleon House The most beloved bar in the French Quarter is devoted to Napoleon’s memory. His portraits and other memorabilia adorn the walls w . St. indd 52 15/5/08 11:16:51 11:14:47 AM F R E N C H Q U A R T E R . St.

3. v Riverfront. # 8:30am–5pm Mon–Fri. ¢ public hols. org When this massive granite and marble structure was built in 1908–1910, the French Quarter was little more than a slum. Erecting this splendid Beaux Arts court building was an early exercise in urban renewal. Despite a few protests, an entire block of historic 18thand early 19th-century buildings was razed to make way for it. The Louisiana Supreme Court occupied it from 1910 to 1958. Never a favorite with 820 St. Louis St. Map 4 C2. Tel 525-5661.

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