Spotlight on New Orleans

7 July 2016
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If you like cool jazz and hot Creole food with a side of French pastries, New Orleans’ carnival spirit awaits. New Orleans blends a heady mix of Caribbean, French, Spanish, Italian and African culture, resulting in a famous Creole flavour that brings to life not only the dishes served in New Orleans’ restaurants, but also the music played in its bars and danced to in its streets. The annual Mardi Gras parade is a flamboyant and wonderfully hedonistic example of the city’s fervour.

Spend your days winding along the Mississippi River exploring the city’s unique neighbourhoods and varying architectural styles. Your nights can be spent bar-hopping and dancing to jazz and ‘bounce’ music along Bourbon Street in the French Quarter – New Orleans’ oldest neighbourhood and the much-loved heart of the city.

Top Picks

 A shrimp Po Boy looks mouthwatering on a plate. Wrap your teeth around a Po Boy. Picture: Getty Images

Get a taste of New Orleans with...

  • A Po-Boy
  • A Sezerac cocktail
  • Classic gumbo
Masked men and women throw beads from a Mardi Gras float in New Orleans, USA. Get into the spirit of Mardi Gras. Picture: Getty Images

Join in the festivities of…

  • Mardi Gras
  • Jazz and Heritage Festival
  • New Orleans Wine & Food Experience
 A view of the business end of a trumpet. New Orleans is the place for live music. Picture: Getty Images

Catch the best live music at…

  • Blue Nile
  • The Spotted Cat
  • Maple Leaf Bar
Lovely terraced buildings in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Picutre: Getty Images Admire the architecture of the French Quarter. Picture: Getty Images

Get your camera ready and discover...

  • The French Quarter
  • Treme
  • Algiers

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