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French Quarter Guide Your Local Guide to Services • Products • Entertainment • Events September 11 - October 9, 2013

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Your Guide To The French Quarter The French Quarter - or Vieux Carre’ - or the Quarter to the locals, is New Orleans’ most famous and oldest neighborhood. With it’s very unique architecture of historic buildings, row houses, cottages, art galleries, shops, restaurants and museums that are adorned with cast iron balconies, stoops, porches, walled courtyards, shuttered doors and windows and iron gates, decorated with hanging plants and foliage and decorations of the Quarter, they are some of the most photographed streets in the world. You’re best to spend your time in the Quarter on foot so you can leisurely enjoy and savor the sights and sounds of this area so rich and famous for it’s history, culture, music, cuisine, shopping and romance. With so much history, entertainment and culture, there’s an exciting experience around every corner. Make sure to check out the carriageway entrances or courtyards accompanying many restaurants, cafes, galleries, shops and clubs where you may find gardens and fountains you can relax in. Shopping - The French Quarter’s Shopping experience features Art Galleries (many manned with the artists), unique and eclectic Shops and Boutiques that include Antiques, Jewelry, Hats, Clothing, Trinkets, Spices and Candy and much much more. From Royal, Chartres, and Decatur Streets, The French Market, Jax Brewery, to Canal Place including the side streets throughout, you can find shopping around every corner. Including those featured on pages: 3, 8, 9, 10, 14, 19, 20, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31 Dining - Known for it’s cajun, seafood, creole and favorites such as jambalaya, seafood gumbo, red beans and rice and crawfish, the Quarter is a diverse culinary experience from casual dining, cafe’s and bars to the many world-class fine dining restaurants. Including those featured on pages: 9, 10, 12, 18, 27, 28, 32 Entertainment - Enjoy the sights and sounds of local musicians throughout the streets, Clubs or Jackson Square day and night. The energy of the live bands, artists and DJ’s, whether it be local blues, jazz, R&B, Cajun, Zydeco or other music simply piped in, with such a diverse venue you can enjoy it all. Including those featured on pages: 5, 12, 19, 21, 28 Salons/Spas/Hotel/Services - Whether you need a trip to the Salon or Spa for you or your pet, a room for your next trip, groceries, housing or just need something different, the Quarter has all it. Including those featured on pages 8, 15, 19, 22, 23, 25, 27, 28, 29 Map of the Quarter - Pages 16-17 - your helpful aide to help guide you through the Quarter.

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Attractions & Things To Do In The French Quarter 1 - The French Market - French Market Place - 250+ year old market with fresh produce, handicrafts and flea market type booths. 2 - Royal Street - Stroll and take in the entertainment local musicians, performing artists, the art galleries, upscale antique stores, landmark hotels and interesting specialty shops. 3 - Jackson Square - Enjoy the sights and sounds of local musicians, street corner painters, mimes and much more. 4 - St Louis Cathedral - Take a self-guided tour of the oldest catholic church in the United States in Jackson Square. 5 - Bourbon Street - 8 blocks of people watching day and night, bars, shops and many fine restaurants. 6 - Shops at Jax Brewery - 600 Decatur St. - 110 year old old brewery for a taste of New Orleans history and shopping. 7 - Riverwalk Marketplace - 500 Port of New Orleans Place - with views of the Mississippi, visit the retail shops and restaurants. 8 - Canal Place - 333 Canal Street - Many fine shops to browse. 9 - Jean Lafitte National Historic Park & Preserve - 419 Decatur St - Free ranger-led riverfront tour daily leaving at 9:30am from the Jean Lafitte French Quarter Visitor Center location. 10 - The 1850 House - 523 Saint Ann St - Tues through Sun 10 am 4:30 pm. The 1850 House is an antebellum row house furnished to represent life in mid-nineteenth-century New Orleans. 11 - Old US Mint - 400 Esplanade Ave - Tues through Sun 10 am - 4:30 pm. Built in 1835 during the presidency of Andrew Jackson, who had advocated for its establishment in order to help finance development of the nation's western frontier. 12 - New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park - 916 N Peters Street - Regular jazz performances, lectures, films, and visual displays. It is also the starting point for jazz walking tours. Page 6

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September 8, 12:00PM = New Orleans Saints vs Atlanta Falcons: Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Sept 10 – Sept 20, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. = Latin American Heritage Week: Louisiana Childrens Museum Join in Story Times,Toddler Times and Fetch! science activities to celebrate the vibrant Latin American culture! In our Art Trek Studio, celebrate paints to create new colors. September 21, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. = Latin American Heritage Festival: Louisiana Childrens Museum Learn about Latin American culture and resources with local community partners including the Latin American Civic Association of Louisiana (LACAL) and Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies in collaboration with The New Orleans Public Library’s Pebbles Center. September 22, 3:05PM = New Orleans Saints vs Saint Louis Cardinals: Mercedes-Benz Superdome. September 30, 7:40PM = New Orleans Saints vs Miami Dolphins: Mercedes-Benz Superdome. October 10 - 17 = New Orleans Film Festival: The New Orleans Film Festival continues its tradition as a top-notch regional film event, presenting an eclectic program of films, panels, and parties each fall with legendary New Orleans as its backdrop. October 11 - 13 = Louisiana Seafood Festival: Featuring music, food, chef's cooking demonstrations, crafts and more.

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Fun & Interesting Facts

Information about NOLA & Louisiana

Among the holdings of the Louisiana State Museum is a death mask of the face of Napoleon Bonaparte, cast by his attending physicians a day and a half after Napoleon died on the island of St. Helena. The Fair Grounds in New Orleans was the first racetrack to introduce a mechanical starting gate and the first to glass-enclose and steam-heat the grandstand, in 1924.

The Battle of New Orleans, which made Andrew Jackson a national hero, was fought two weeks after the War of 1812 had ended and more than a month before the news of the war's end had reached Louisiana. Louisiana is the only state with a large population of Cajuns, descendants of the Acadians who were driven out of Canada in the 1700s because they wouldn't pledge allegiance to the King of England.

In Louisiana, biting someone with your natural teeth is considered a simple assault, but biting someone with your false teeth is considered an aggravated assault. The Saint Charles streetcar line in New Orleans and the San Francisco, California cable cars are the nation's only mobile national monuments.

Tabasco, a Louisiana pepper sauce bottled on Avery Island by the McIlhenny Company, holds the second oldest food trademark in the U.S. Patent Office.

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VILLALOBOS Rescue Center is a rescue, rehabilitation and placement facility for abused and abandoned Pit Bulls. VRC works ceaselessly to give Pit Bulls another chance in life. Villalobos Rescue is featured on Animal Planet's Hit Show "Pit Bulls & Parolees". The VILLALOBOS Trolley Tour also takes you to Musicians’ Village and Saint Louis Cemetery #1.

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Sing Sing Club 418 Bourbon

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Located in the historic French Quarter, the Chateau Hotel is a beautifully restored 18th century mansion with an abundance of old world charm. The architectural elegance of the Chateau is characteristic of the city’s culture, blended with an intimate ambiance, sophisticated service, and plentiful luxuries.

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French Quarter Chateau LeMoyne 301 Rue Dauphine - French Quarter New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 581-1303 Embrace the energy of New Orleans and stay in the heart of the French Quarter at Chateau LeMoyne. Our historic New Orleans lodging welcomes you with classic hospitality just steps from Bourbon Street.

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Neighborhood Notes

Whats Going On In The French Quarter

Tom Foolery's Spirits and Cookery, is now open at 91 French Market Place. And ... as the tomfoolery begins ... you are all missing it ... so come by and join in the fun!

Mister Gregory’s Fast and French has opened at 806 North Rampart Street. Please stop by this bakery, coffee & sandwich shop for specials, breakfast, coffee, soups or a great sandwich! The Riverview Clothing & Gifts is now open for business at 1011 Decatur Street. Visit this shop which features some of the of the French Quarter’s most unique apparel. Sbisas, the 3rd oldest restaurant in New Orleans which originally opened in 1899 is now reopening. This very historic place is located at 1011 Decatur Street.

The Upper Quarter, at 1000 Bienville Street, has reopened after a big remodel and re-branding. Featuring .. Daily Happy Hours and Mid-Week Locals Nights.

Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill, located at 437 Esplanade, is under new management and welcoming new musical talent to their award winning courtyard! Page 24

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We travel the world to personally select each item in our stores. No village too small, no place too remote. We travel regularly to India, Indonesia, China & Morocco to bring you our unique finds and oneof-a-kinds along with our own solid wood furniture designs. By shipping 40' containers worth of furniture & accessories directly from the artisan to our stores, we're able to offer you true WHOLESALE PRICES. 318 N. Rampart St. between Conti & Bienville 504-569-0310 Hours: Mon - Sat: 11:00 - 6:00 & Sunday: 12:00-4:00 Page 26

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French Quarter Postal Emporium

1000 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA 70116 Mon - Fri: 9AM - 6PM Sat: 10AM - 3PM Sun: Closed

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513 Dumaine Street New Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 302-9845 French Quarter Guide

INN ON ST. PETER The Inn on St. Peter is the leisure traveler’s perfect retreat to the Crescent City. Carefully restored with traditional finishes, this New Orleans Inn marries the desires for modern convenience and comfort with an historic French Quarter setting.

The Inn on St. Peter was originally constructed in 1805. Gorgeous private courtyards are nestled throughout the property and provide an ambiance and charm that brings every guest back to the peaceful days of the 19th century.

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Gallery Burguieres Debuts Cocoally When local artist Ally Burguieres opened her French Quarter gallery three years ago, she could not have anticipated becoming a staple in the new parent community. “I was shocked to realize how much my art resonated with young mothers and fathers,” the thirty-year old artist says. “My work has always focused on animals and nostalgia, and I think new parents get excited to share art that is meaningful and sentimental with their children.” Burguieres’s Notebook Series, a collection of large-scale paintings designed to look like drawings on looseleaf paper, reminds art lovers of school days spent sketching and doodling. Her newest venture — a line of onesies, toddler tees, and adult clothing created under the name Cocoally —transforms her sweet animals and sentimental images into wearable art. The name Cocoally is a combination of the artist’s first name, Ally, and the name of her rescue Chihuahua (and constant companion), Cocoa. “The purity and innocence animals embody is one of my favorite inspirations,” Burguieres says. “To me, animals and children display the same curiosity, eagerness, and love of life that translates beautifully into art.” Cocoally clothes feature many of the animals and images her collectors have come to love, along with some new patterns exclusive to the Cocoally line. “I’m playing around with patterned scarves for the moms and dads,” Burguieres says. Many of these patterns complement the baby onesies and toddlers tees, offering parents a chance to playfully coordinate with their children. “Being a new parent is a such a fun time,” Burguieres adds. “It’s a time to enjoy life, share moments, and create family bonds.” Cocoally is available in Gallery Burguieres at 736 Royal Street. Select styles can also be found at Ragdoll at 818 Royal Street, Nola Potter at 240 Pelican Avenue on Algiers Point, and top boutiques around New Orleans. Page 30

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Twelve years before Andrew Jackson won the Battle of New Orleans, The French Market Restaurant & Bar began serving outstanding seafood and ice-cold drinks to visitors and natives alike. Today the ambience remains the same. Join Chef David Picou in savoring our grand traditions!

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