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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.

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[…]

Walk to NOLA ChristmasFest from Bienville House

Walk to NOLA ChristmasFest from Bienville House

December 12th, 2014

Bienville House’s proximity to the French Quarter and the Central Business District keeps our guests close to all the holiday action. This year, the CBD is turning out a host of holiday events, including a Menorah lights at Riverwalk, plus the Holiday Movies on the Mississippi (playing Elf tonight at[…]

Best Bets for Holiday Shopping in New Orleans

Best Bets for Holiday Shopping in New Orleans

December 5th, 2014

Christmas is a magical time in New Orleans. You’ll find holiday beauty all over the city, from the glittering lights of Celebration in the Oaks to the festive decorations right within our lobby. You’ll also find plenty of worthwhile destinations for shopping in New Orleans. Work through your gift list[…]

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[…]