Skip to content

Relaxation in the Big Easy: A guide for New Orleans

One of the most interesting cities in the states Is New Orleans, Louisiana. Louisiana has been a French colony for more than 120 years and this influence is felt to this day. New Orleans is a melting pot of French, Spanish, Indigenous and African cultures, a city very different from most other American cities. Nearly ten years have passed since Hurricane Katrina devastated the city. The city has been rebuilt from the tragedy and is now full of energy and appealing to tourists from around the world. The best time to visit New Orleans is during the famous Carnival celebrations that this year will begin on February 17th. Start planning your trip and get your ESTA to soon enjoy this beautiful city in the US and its legendary Carnival – Mardi Gras!

1 Visit to New Orleans can begin in the famous French Quarter . The famous fire of New Orleans in 1788 destroyed much of the old town and therefore its French architecture. As a result, the current architecture of the late eighteenth century and is essentially a Spanish colonial architecture – reflecting the dominance of Spain’s dominance in Louisiana at that time. Most of the buildings have very attractive facades adorned with beautiful decorations on their balconies. The main street of the French Quarter is Bourbon Street. Famous for its bars and festivals, Bourbon Street is the heart of the French Quarter and one of the main streets of Mardi Gras celebration . During the carnival, people parade in the street and throw colored collars from the balconies of the buildings. People wear colorful costumes and the atmosphere is of joy and pleasure.

2 Another major attraction in the French Quarter is Jackson Square . In the center of the square is an impressive statue of President Andrew Jackson on horseback – giving his snom instead. Behind the statue we can see the St. Louis Cathedral, it was built in 1789 and is a very attractive white building with the best of both architectures. To the left of the cathedral is the Cabildo, it was originally the town hall and is now a museum. The Cabildo was built between 1795 and 1799 and was the seat of the colonial government of New Orleans. To the right of the cathedral is the presbytery – Presbytery – built in 1793 to coincide with the Cabildo. Jackson Square is a good place to take pictures and very pleasant to walk .

3 Near Jackson Square, we find Canal Street, one of New Orleans’ most iconic streets. Canal Street to department stores and the famous New Orleans tramway, which covers much of the street. Canal Street Street crosses Saint Charles Street (St. Charles St), home to the most beautiful homes of New Orleans, built with the stylish and attractive style of the Southern United States. An old tram that takes you to the top of the street and takes you to the two famous attractions of New Orleans: Audubon Park and Tulane University.

4 La Nouvelle-Orléans est synonyme de bonne nourriture et aucune visite à la ville n’est complete sans profiter de sa célèbre cuisine créole et des fruits de mer frais offert par le golfe du Mexique. Certains restaurants de renom, dont L’Arnaud et L’ Antoine – offrent tous les deux des plats créoles – vous les trouverez dans le quartier français. Certains des plats créoles les plus célèbres comprennent Po-Boys, un sandwich rôti de boeuf farci cuit, crevettes frites, huîtres, le poisson-chat, ou crabe à carapace molle. Un autre plat populaire est le créole Gumbo, un ragoût servi avec le gombo de riz (un légume qui fait partie de la famille des patates douces), fruits de mer, du poulet ou de la saucisse. Un plat préféré sont toujours les crabes étouffé. Ce sont des crabes ou langoustes, une sorte de homard d’eau douce. Le plat est mijoté et servi avec du riz similaire à gumbo. Maintenant, si vous cherchez quelque chose de sucré à manger les beignets sont la réponse. – ils sont faits avec une pâte de farine frite est recouvert de sucre, mais sans le trou come les Doughnuts. L’endroit le plus célèbre de la ville où ils vendent ces beignets est le Café du Monde situé à droite sur Jackson Square.

 

Nouvelle-Orléans est une des villes des États-Unis qui ne devrait pas être manquée. Elle est l’une des plus passionnantes et colorées dans les villes américaines. Près de dix ans se sont écoulés depuis que l’ouragan Katrina a frappé la ville, mais la Nouvelle-Orléans a héroïquement reconstruit et a ressuscité la joie de vivre qui a toujours été tant admirée. Visiter la Nouvelle-Orléans pour Mardi Gras offre la possibilité d’assister à l’un des festivals les plus originaux et divertissant des États-Unis. Dépêchez-vous et demandez votre ESTA afin que vous puissiez profiter de Mardi Gras, toutes les autres attractions et les merveilles culinaires que la Nouvelle-Orléans a à offrir!