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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.

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[…]

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[…]