Trip Start Dec 05, 2012
109Trip End Dec 31, 2015
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The city is named after Orléans, a city located on the Loire River in Centre, France, and is well known for its distinct French Creole architecture (the pictures below show some of that look), as well as its cross-cultural and multilingual heritage
We jumped on the Canal Street Trolley and made our way to the famous Saint Louis Cemetery which is the name of three Roman Catholic cemeteries All of these graves are above ground vaults; most were constructed in the 18th century and 19th century.
Continuing to tour the city we jumped on the St. Charles Street Trolley to check-out the "Garden District"(view the video of our ride). The area was originally developed between 1832 and 1900 and is considered one of the best-preserved collections of historic southern mansions in the United States. The 19th century origins of the Garden District illustrate wealthy newcomers building opulent structures based upon the prosperity of New Orleans in that era.
Our week in the city was great, the people, the sites and the food was to die for!