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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.

Jazz Fest: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is Almost Here

Jazz Fest: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is Almost Here

April 17th, 2015

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, more commonly known as Jazz Fest, is arguably the biggest and best festival of the year in New Orleans. Seven full days of performances from world-renown performers like Elton John, Lady Gaga, Wilco, and The Who (to name just a few) treats Jazz Fest[…]

Good Eats for French Quarter Festival: Come Hungry!

Good Eats for French Quarter Festival: Come Hungry!

April 10th, 2015

New Orleans festivals are often as much about the food as they are the music. Fortunately for your appetite, French Quarter Fest is no exception! We’ve had the pleasure of trying many of the foods available at French Quarter Fest (after all, our central location puts us just steps away[…]

Celebrate French Quarter Festival in the Heart of it All

Celebrate French Quarter Festival in the Heart of it All

April 3rd, 2015

French Quarter Festival comes to the neighborhood starting Thursday, April 9 through Sunday, April 12, highlighting the culture, food, history, and people of New Orleans’ historic epicenter. This free festival features more than 1,700 local Louisiana musicians across 23 different stages peppered through the French Quarter and Woldenberg Park at[…]

Easter in New Orleans: Celebrate in the French Quarter

Easter in New Orleans: Celebrate in the French Quarter

March 27th, 2015

New Orleans is a city full of rich Catholic history, which means that Easter is an especially popular holiday. Take a look at ways to enjoy Easter in New Orleans, with a special emphasis on the French Quarter (it’s the neighborhood where our hotel, Bienville House, resides!).

Experience Mass at St.[…]

Our Favorite Spring Menu Items at Latitude 29

Our Favorite Spring Menu Items at Latitude 29

March 20th, 2015

Spring is officially here, and with it a chance to fill up on the light, refreshing flavors that reflect the season. Our sister hotel recently shared their favorite spring cocktails to make at home, but if you’re questioning your bartender skills, Latitude 29 has you covered.

With famed bartender Jeff “Beachbum”[…]

Your French Quarter and Downtown To-Do List: What to do this Spring

Your French Quarter and Downtown To-Do List: What to do this Spring

March 13th, 2015

With winter giving way to a beautiful, in-bloom spring, now is the perfect time of year to get outside and enjoy the French Quarter. Here are a few things to do while you’re there:

Eat Seafood (Preferably with Your Hands!)
In New Orleans, crawfish season is a magical time of year. Learn[…]

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in New Orleans

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in New Orleans

March 6th, 2015

St. Patrick’s Day in New Orleans is a celebration of the city’s rich multicultural history, which includes a strong Irish presence. Irish immigrants first came to New Orleans in the late 18th century; the city was an apt place for Irish newcomers because of its strong Catholic traditions and the[…]

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[…]