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Louisiana holiday accommodation and visitor attractions

History, culture and great food, this colourful state has a lot to offer. From stately plantation houses to the riotous fun of Mardi Gras, there is a whole lot of history and tradition to discover in Louisiana. New Orleans nightlife resounds to the sophisticated beat of the many Jazz and Blues clubs. Culinary experiences in Louisiana restaurants include spicy Cajun and Creole cooking.

New Orleans is known throughout the world as the home of the famous Mardi Gras festival. Every February, hundreds of thousands of visitors descend upon this charming city to enjoy the music, street parades and flavoursome Cajun food. Costumed dancers colour the streets whilst the beat of live music echoes from the historic buildings. There are so many special events during Mardi Gras to discover, but be sure to book early as accommodation is limited in this busy time. Outside of carnival time, New Orleans is a laid back city, blessed with beautiful French style architecture and the cool Mississippi River. The home of Jazz, the city has many Jazz and Blues clubs where you can enjoy a drink whilst experiencing the authentic sounds of the south. A cultured city, there are plenty of unique museums and historical sites to visit.

Stately plantation houses dot the Louisiana countryside. Many now offer accommodation and a glimpse into a by-gone era. See the splendor of the plantation houses and the squalor of the slave quarters. Learn about the dramatic history of slavery, the cotton industry and the Civil War. Discover southern refinement in the many graceful buildings and charming antique shops in small towns where, nearby, the great Mississippi flows lazily through the land. Come fishing in the sparkling Caney Lake or discover the Louisiana swamps, and the creatures living there, on a tour through Honey Island.

Louisiana cuisine is an attraction in itself. Spicy and flavoursome, typical dishes include gumbo, crawfish and salt pork, accompanied by comforting favorites such as black-eyed peas.

Louisiana vacation rentals include cottages and condoes.


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