7 Ways To Experience French Culture In New Orleans

Experience 19th-century New Orleans at the BK House

The French Quarter's Beauregard-Keyes House is a National Historic Landmark. The 1826 home shows pre-civil war French Creoles and workers' lifestyles.

Steamed EdDiscover the France-New Orleans Linkamame

The Historic New Orleans Collection is a free history museum, research center, and publisher in a French Quarter landmark. Visit the museum's other permanent displays and an exposed old well.

Uncover History at Le Musée de f.p.c.

Creole, French-speaking free people of color have long lived in New Orleans. The historic home, like the BK house, is Greek Revival, and the museum is one of the nation's few devoted to free persons of color.

American Land Struggle at the State Museums

The Cabildo and Presbytère, structures on each side of the St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square, host two of Louisiana's official museums.

Treat Yourself to Cajun at Cochon

A hog neck cutlet with pickled greens and Louisiana cochon (pig) with braised green beans and pickled pears are among Cochon's numerous Acadian-inspired meat and vegetable dishes.

Observe Francophonie at the French Film Festival

L'Union Française, a major festival sponsor, organizes a coffee and croissants event with live French-inspired cajun music. All films have English subtitles French soundtrack.

Famous French Pastries at La Boulangerie

The Frenchest ham and cheese sandwich this side of the Mississippi, for lunch. Try a croissant in the café for lighter food. You'll probably never finish the bakery's pastries and bread unless you're there long.