New Orleans is the heart of the Deep South and is affectionately known as the Big Easy. The city is an exciting mix of cultures, the most distinctive being the Cajuns whose French derived dialect, Creole cuisine and music characterise this part of Louisiana. From the historic French Quarter, to the colourful River Walk, the beautiful mansions of the garden district, to the French Market, it’s easy to explore the city by foot.
It’s been said that the French Quarter begins in the lobby of the Hotel Monteleone. In fact, this venerable establishment sits majestically at the foot of Royal Street giving guests the best point of departure for all things New Orleans.