The Rough Guides' New Orleans Directions 1 (Rough Guide by Sam Cook

By Sam Cook

New Orleans instructions is perfect for viewers spending per week or much less in “the sizeable Easy”, one among North America’s most enjoyable locations. From the human maelstrom of the French area, to boat journeys alongside the Mississippi, to Mardi Gras, the advisor introduces all elements of urban existence. The consultant encompasses a full-colour "Ideas" part brings town to existence and is helping the reader utilize their time with feedback of the simplest appeal on supply - from bars on Bourbon highway to the structure of the French zone. the total contents of the consultant are made to be had digitally on a loose publication CD, to obtain onto your laptop computing device or Mac or PDA.

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Here you can see close-up the extraordinary jewel-encrusted, ermine-trimmed costumes worn at private balls and in the formal parades. Some of the most dazzling exhibits date from the 1870s to 1890s, the golden age of carnival artistry, when old-line krewes Comus, Rex, Proteus, and Momus dominated the scene. 166), including a video of a Sunday-evening Indian practice, and fine examples of their flamboyant featherand-bead “suits,” painstakingly hand-sewn for a full year before being paraded on Mardi Gras morning.

Shushan’s 536 St Peter St on Jackson Square t 504/86-1188. This is by far the best place in the Quarter for men to kit themselves out in New Orleans style, with stylish, authentic guayabera shirts and a great selection of hats – from straw Panamas to green felt bowlers – at very good prices. Cafés ̆ FA U L K N E R H O U S E B O O K S Shops Café du Monde Faulkner House Books the crowds, and the sugarsticky tabletops, this old market coffeehouse is an undeniably atmospheric place to drink steaming café au lait, imbued with chicory, and snack on piping hot, sugary beignets for a couple of dollars – apart from orange juice and hot chocolate, they serve little else.

Most coffeehouses serve snacks and pastries, too, and many will rustle ̆ CC’s Community Coffeehouse Settle down on a plump leather armchair by the open French windows and order a creamy Mochasippi – you might just stay here all day. 83 Ī ROYAL STREET up breakfasts and light lunches. ̆ Croissant d’Or A tranquil favorite in the Quarter, serving café au lait, light lunches, and amazing cakes in an old, tiled ice-cream parlor. 83 Ī ROYAL STREET Contents Ideas 31 ̆ Rue de la Course With branches around the city, the biggest Rue is the best, buzzing at the weekends with earnest students and groovy shoppers taking a break from the stores on Magazine Street.

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