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New Orleans is located in Orleans Parish and it is the parish seat. It lies southeast of Baton Rouge along Interstate 10, on the Mississippi River.

In 1718, Jean Baptiste Le Moyne and John Law founded the New Orleans and named it. The town became a Spanish colony with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1753. In 1800, Louisiana was secretly returned to France. The first Mardi Gras celebration was held in New Orleans in 1827. Napoleon I sold Louisiana to the United States in 1803. During the Civil War, New Orleans was captured by Federal soldiers under Admiral David Farragut.

New Orleans is the largest city in Louisiana with a population estimated at 484,674. The city is home to the world famous Mardi Gras parade and the French Quarter where jazz is the top draw. It also is known for Cajun cuisine. Three major contributors to its economic base are manufacturing, retail and federal funds.

New Orleans is part of the New Orleans, Louisiana metro area.

National Education Center-Bryman Campus | New Orleans Greek Festival | Union Baptist Theological Seminary |
Antique Shops and Shows Antebellum Antiques Of New Orleans | French Antique Shop | Jean Bragg Antiques & Gallery |
Art Bergen Galleries | Bernardo Gallery | Contemporary Arts Center | Elliott Gallery | Gallery Gorgon | Guthrie Rinard Gallery | Huber House Gallery | Mario Villa Gallery | Michalopoulos Gallery | Newcomb Art Gallery | Richard Russell Gallery | Stella Jones Gallery | Stone and Press Gallery | Sylvia Schmidt Gallery | Jazzland Theme Park |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Bracket House Bed and Breakfast | Hotel De La Poste | Oliver Estate Bed and Breakfast | Terrell House Bed & Breakfast | Ursuline Guest House |
Education New Orleans School of Glass Works | Troy State University, New Orleans |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Arnaud's Remoulade Restaurant | Arnaud's Restaurant | Begue's | Bizou Restaurant | Broussard's Restaurant | Cobalt Restaurant | Dominique's Restaurant | La Fee Verte Cafe | Margaritaville Cafe & Storyville Tavern | Patout's Cajun Cabin | Restaurant August | Sporting House Cafe | Steak Knife Restaurant | Vaqueros Restaurant |
Golf Lakewood Golf Club | Kindred Hospital New Orleans | Medical Center Of Louisiana at New Orlea | Ochsner Foundation Hospital |
History French Quarter | Jackson Barracks Military Museum | Jackson Square | Musee Conti Wax Museum | Pontalba Buildings | New Orleans |
Louisiana Parishes Orleans Parish |
Public Libraries New Orleans Public Library |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Casa Conchita Bed and Beverage Inn | Garland's Estate | Hotel Maison de Ville and Audubon Cottages |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate RE/MAX Properties - Marlene Katz |
Shopping Dan the Master Joyner | Dixon and Harris | Importicos | Jazz Art Paintings | Lord Jim |
Health Resorts and Spas Miss Celie's Spa Orleans |
Sports and Sporting Events Fin and Feather Guide Service |
Transportation Aquarium/Zoo Cruise |
Vacation Rentals Elysian Guest House |
Wildlife Viewing Audubon Zoological Garden | Lakeview Veterinary Hospital | Location: New Orleans Louisiana 70116

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10/23 Coming to The New Orleans area
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival New Orleans LA April25 The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, a/k/a Jazz Fest, is a 10-day cultural feast in which thousands of musicians, cooks and craftspeople welcome 500,000 visitors each year. There are two main components: the Louisiana Heritage Fair and the Ev ening Concert Series. The Lousiana Heritage Fair is the signature feature of the Festival, showcasing unforgettable music on 12 stages, delicious Louisiana cuisine in two large food areas, and crafts artisans from the region and around the world demonstrating and selling their work.
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival Breaux Bridge LA May3-5 The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival has become one of the largest gatherings of world famous Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp Pop musicians and plays host to over 30 bands on three stages during the three-day festival.
Gulfport Music Festival Gulfport MS May10-11 Huge weekend music festival featuring headliner entertainment, food booths, and more!
Cracklin Festival Port Barre LA November8 This festival is held in November in Port Barre. Four days of fun include family entertainment, Cajun and Country music, food, cooking contests, arts and crafts, and a parade.
Pepper Festival St Martinville LA September14-15 This annual festival, usually taking place on the third Sunday of October, celebrates the pepper industry in Louisiana. Benefits kids, and attractions include Cajun food, bands, and a Poker Run. One day only. Call or write for dates and times.
Best of the Bayou Festival Houma LA September29-30 Taking place in Historic Downtown Houma, the festival features Cajun and French food, music, weddings, crafts, pirogue racing, antiques, and more.