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Planning a New Orleans vacation and want to find out about upcoming events and fun things to do while you are here?  Be sure to visit the Bienville House blog page, where we keep our visitors up-to-date on both New Orlean and French Quarter festivals, live music, theater performances, sports events, and more. Bienville House French Quarter hotel location is walking distance or a short cab ride away from everything the Crescent City has to offer.

These Spring Festivals are Sure to Put a Spring in Your Step

These Spring Festivals are Sure to Put a Spring in Your Step

February 27th, 2015

In New Orleans, you never have to wait long for the next celebration. Bienville House had an amazing Mardi Gras (we hope you did, too!), but now we’re on to spring festival season. With several festivals happening right within the French Quarter, our hotel is a great home base for[…]

Mardi Gras at Bienville House: Until Next Year!

Mardi Gras at Bienville House: Until Next Year!

February 20th, 2015

It was the most magical time of the year – well, one of them, anyway. New Orleans always brings unforgettable experiences, whether during the holidays or during festival season, but Mardi Gras is definitely one of our favorites. The 2015 Mardi Gras season was a great one at Bienville House![…]

Experience a Romantic Valentine’s Day in New Orleans

Experience a Romantic Valentine’s Day in New Orleans

February 13th, 2015

With its history, music, and fine dining, New Orleans is an inherently romantic city. During Valentine’s Day, it’s easy to make room for romance – simply take a look at our list of things to do for Valentine’s Day!

Take a quiet moment at St. Louis Cathedral as part of a[…]

Latitude 29 is the Place for Happy Hour in New Orleans

Latitude 29 is the Place for Happy Hour in New Orleans

February 6th, 2015

Our on-site restaurant, Latitude 29, has gotten plenty of buzz since its opening last fall. From stellar Yelp reviews to write-ups in Eater NOLA, Nola.com, and more, Latitude 29 and its owner, Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, are reviving the long-lost art of tiki cocktails to delicious effect. The restaurant is open[…]

Ready to Roll: Krewe du Vieux Parades this Saturday

Ready to Roll: Krewe du Vieux Parades this Saturday

January 30th, 2015

Mardi Gras gets underway this weekend with the Krewe du Vieux parade on Saturday night. At 6 p.m., crowds will see firsthand the popular krewe and its wild costumes. Krewe du Vieux is one of our favorites during the Mardi Gras season – in part because their parade route is[…]

New Orleans Speak: Learn Mardi Gras Traditions and Terms

New Orleans Speak: Learn Mardi Gras Traditions and Terms

January 22nd, 2015

Whether you’ve booked at our hotel for this year’s Carnival season or are planning on visiting next year, it can be hard to navigate all the Mardi Gras traditions and terms. Learn to celebrate like a local with our handy guide – we suggest reviewing it at Latitude 29 while[…]

Mardi Gras Parade Schedule: Where to Go and What to See

Mardi Gras Parade Schedule: Where to Go and What to See

January 16th, 2015

Mardi Gras comes early this year on Feb. 17, which means Carnival season is short and sweet – and packed with parades. Even if you won’t be here on Fat Tuesday, there’s still plenty to enjoy leading up to the big day. Grab a slice of king cake (try classics[…]

Celebrate the Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial

Celebrate the Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial

January 8th, 2015

Just as the Battle of New Orleans wasn’t only one battle, neither is its bicentennial celebration a single event. We’ve rounded up all the best happenings to commemorate the Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial event:

Today
The final battle of the War of 1812 occurred on Jan. 8, 1815 – exactly 200[…]

 Bienville House Highlights from 2014

Bienville House Highlights from 2014

December 28th, 2014

A huge thank-you to all our guests who stayed with us this past year. 2014 was an exciting time to be in New Orleans – and an even more exciting time to stay at Bienville House! Take a look at some of the Bienville House highlights at our hotel and[…]

Our Top Five Must-See Spots for the Holidays

Our Top Five Must-See Spots for the Holidays

December 18th, 2014

Bienville House’s prime location in the French Quarter gives guests an unforgettable New Orleans experience any time of year – but at Christmas, the scenery is even more magical. We’ve put together a list of all the must-see spots for the holidays in the area, all within walking distance of our[…]