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Cafe du Monde

We had a short day, so we concentrated on one particular area. I have lived in the New Orleans area my whole life, so I thought I would highlight a few things for those who would like to visit our great city! We started out with a visit to Cafe du Monde for the world famous beignets. For those of you who don't know what that is, it is a type of doughnut, square in shape, deep fried and covered in powered sugar. When you top it off with a cup of cafe au lait (coffee with milk), you have a winning combination! From there, we visited the shops along the streets. We had to get another New Orleans fav ~~ pralines! Yum! (We love to eat here and we know how to do it!) Then we walked down to the outdoor Flea Market where you can buy just about anything! From there, we went to Jackson Square, which was named after Andrew Jackson (see pic).

Andrew Jackson
That's where we saw the street band playing Jazz music and the horse and buggy for hire! We visited the St. Louis Cathedral and the Cabildo Museum. Lots of history here! We walked up and down the streets visiting more shops and bought a couple of things. Then we went to the Riverwalk. What a view! We waited awhile for the street car (called a trolley car in most places). It never came, so we just walked along the river awhile. That's where we saw the steamboat Natchez and had our pic taken by some very nice people we met there. Just as we were about to leave, the street car finally came, but we were already back at our car by then. Maybe next time. It was a short day, but very nice. The weather was great, breezy and not hot. We are planning to go back another day to finish what we started. If anyone would like to visit and has any questions, I would be happy to answer them if I can.    

X_Drive says:
We loved your town when we were there this spring and the beignets are terrific!!! :)
Posted on: Oct 18, 2008
sylviandavid says:
Sound like an exciting place to visit.
Posted on: Apr 13, 2008
hummingbird50 says:
Thanks for a great blog...I have never been there...but love reading about it! :)
Posted on: Apr 12, 2008
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Cafe du Monde
Cafe du Monde
Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson
Street Band Playing Jazz Music at …
Street Band Playing Jazz Music at…
Horse & Buggy for Hire
Horse & Buggy for Hire
Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc
Flags of France
Flags of France
French Quarter Flea Market
French Quarter Flea Market
View of the Mississippi River from…
View of the Mississippi River fro…
View of part of New Orleans from t…
View of part of New Orleans from …
Riverboat Natchez
Riverboat Natchez
Street Car on the Riverwalk
Street Car on the Riverwalk
St. Louis Cathedral
St. Louis Cathedral
Jackson Square with St. Louis Cath…
Jackson Square with St. Louis Cat…
My son and I on the Riverwalk
My son and I on the Riverwalk
St. Louis Cathedral
St. Louis Cathedral
Me and my son on the Riverwalk
Me and my son on the Riverwalk
New Orleans Sights & Attractions review
Cafe du Monde Beignets
Located just off the Riverwalk in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Cafe du Monde is known around the country for its famous beignets. These are squa… read entire review
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