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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.

New Orleans Christmas Tradition: Celebration in the Oaks

New Orleans Christmas Tradition: Celebration in the Oaks

November 25th, 2014

New Orleans is full of beloved holiday traditions, from Christmas Eve bonfires on the levees to five-course Reveillon dinners like the ones available at our sister hotel’s restaurant, Criollo. Another perennial favorite this season is Celebration in the Oaks, an ongoing event in New Orleans City Park where all decorations[…]

Turkey Day, NOLA Style: Things to do on Thanksgiving

Turkey Day, NOLA Style: Things to do on Thanksgiving

November 19th, 2014

Thanksgiving means different things to different people. For some, the perfect Turkey Day entails staying in pajamas and watching football with the fam; for others, it’s a day off to explore and enjoy. If you’re in the latter camp, take a look at things to do on Thanksgiving in New[…]

Latitude 29 Grand Opening: Bienville House’s New Restaurant

Latitude 29 Grand Opening: Bienville House’s New Restaurant

November 14th, 2014

Walk into Latitude 29 prepared for a good, old-fashioned game of eye spy.

Do you spy the ship’s bow that doubles as a host stand? Real starfish suspended for eternity in a stained-glass lamp? How about an expanse of textured seagrass (hint: look up)?

Authentic tiki carvings and totems line the walls,[…]

Enjoy Music and a Healthy Heap of (Vegan) Gumbo

Enjoy Music and a Healthy Heap of (Vegan) Gumbo

November 6th, 2014

The Jazz and Heritage Foundation has a reputation for spotlighting important, New Orleans-centric music throughout the year. Just a few weeks ago, residents celebrated Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival, and April always draws a major crowd for Jazz Fest. This weekend, the Foundation is hosting yet another event that[…]

Get the Scoop on Latitude 29

Get the Scoop on Latitude 29

October 30th, 2014

We’re gearing up for our Latitude 29 launch happening soon, and we couldn’t be more excited! Over the past few weeks, we’ve had several exciting updates. Take a look at what’s been happening as we finalize the details of Latitude 29.

Monday was a busy day for us. The Fire Marshall[…]

Halloween Happenings in New Orleans

Halloween Happenings in New Orleans

October 23rd, 2014

On any given day, New Orleans offers a bustling social calendar packed with things to do, but with Halloween happening on a Friday night, you can bet there’s even more to check out than usual. Take a look at our list Halloween happenings in New Orleans – both on the day[…]

Dance and Dine at Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival

Dance and Dine at Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival

October 16th, 2014

When people think “New Orleans,” they think jazz and jambalaya, but this weekend, blues and barbecue is the more accurate pairing. The Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival starts Friday in Lafayette Square, a park within the Central Business District just a few blocks from Bienville House. Running through Sunday,[…]

Reel in Southern Flavor at the Louisiana Seafood Festival

Reel in Southern Flavor at the Louisiana Seafood Festival

October 9th, 2014

If your weekend plans don’t include chowing down on the freshest seafood this side of the Mississippi, they should: Louisiana Seafood Festival runs from Oct. 10-12 at the festival grounds in City Park.

The festival features a savory parade of seafood-centric dishes from some of the area’s most beloved restaurants. Sample[…]

Haunted New Orleans

Haunted New Orleans

October 3rd, 2014

New Orleans is one of the spookiest and most haunted cities in the United States
Ghosts sightings, haunted hotels, abandoned buildings and murder scenes are just a few of the many secrets Haunted New Orleans holds. In celebration of October, we have listed some of New Orleans’ best paranormal activities to help[…]

Latitude 29

Latitude 29

September 26th, 2014

Jeff Berry’s Latitude 29 is Bound for Success
All the details on Jeff “Beachbum” Berry’s new restaurant, Latitude 29, have officially been released. With a very impressive staff behind him, Jeff Berry is set to make Latitude 29 a New Orleans success! Because of the amazing staff, perfect French Quarter location[…]