Clarion Hotel Grand Boutique
2001 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 558-9966
Fax: (504) 571-6464
Do you want to know when the next Mardi Gras will be? All you need to do is jot down this address and number in your diaries. They will aid you during your stay in New Orleans. Come by to get maps that will make your navigating skills easier. Collect coupons or information on various events, shopping and convention services from here. Call them or check their website.
Trinity Episcopal Church conducts a lot of programs for the welfare of the city. This church also offers Christian Formation classes. For further details, please check the website.
New Orleans' Lower Garden District boasts many homes that are true architectural beauties, as well as a burgeoning arts scene. In the center of the neighborhood is Coliseum Square, noted for its collection of especially stunning homes, as well as vibrant tropical gardens. Stroll along Magazine street and find a slew of new boutiques and shops with a younger bent. Restaurants and bars are sprinkled throughout the neighborhood, making Lower Garden District area the perfect destination for a fun afternoon or evening of shopping and dining.
St. Alphonsus Church was built by the Irish Catholic community of New Orleans in 1855. New Orleans had many Catholic communities namely French, Irish and German. St. Alphonsus has Italian architecture with beautiful stained glass windows. After the merger of the Catholic parish, St. Alphonsus stopped conducting masses which are now held only at St. Mary's Assumption Catholic Church. St. Alphonsus is a cultural center with museum about immigrants. It has also been featured in one Anne Rice's novels: The Witching Hour.
St. Mary's Church was built by the German Catholics in 1860 in the grand Baroque-style architecture. It contains a shrine dedicated to Father Francis Xavier Seelos who was beatified in 2000. Also present here is the to-be saint's coffin, relics and personal belongings. St. Mary's is also the parish church and holds services and masses. The church however sustained extensive damage due to Hurricane Katrina and need close to USD1 million for restoration.
From the gates of Lafayette Cemetery you can see the lavish above-ground vaults and tombs of the families that once lived in the surrounding Garden District mansions. Mansions that were built by American newcomers when the French Creoles made them unwelcome in the older part of the city. Gates are open during working hours, but it is not advisable to walk about the grounds alone. Guided tours are offered by Save Our Cemeteries.
Set in the New Orleans skyline is the gilded dome of this beautiful Church of Saint John the Baptist. Built in 1871, its most noteworthy features are the stained-glass windows crafted by artists in Munich, the Stations of the Cross, and the sacristy murals painted during and after the World War by Belgian artist Dom Gregory Dewit.
Among the few open green spaces left in Central City area of New Orleans, the A.L. Davis Park is a popular playground for kids. The park comprises a basketball court as well as a football field where local sports events take place. Apart from sports, the park is also at the center of various cultural and community events like concerts and parades which occur throughout the year.
Elms Mansion is one of the most gracious and elegant homes in the Garden District. Built in 1869, it has played host to confederate President Jefferson Davis on a number of occasions. It boasts marble fireplaces and stained glass windows. Careful restoration has created a home of beauty making it more than suitable for the number of receptions held here. Call ahead to know more.
This beautiful monument is a statue that was built to honor Robert E. Lee who was the Commander of Confederate army at the time of Civil War. Facing north, the statue has an admirable pose and adorns the Lee Circle in New Orleans. The structure is 12 feet (4 meter) tall and was built in 1884. This magnificent statue was made by Alexander Doyle and continues to be a landmark and attraction to many tourists.
Al-Islam Mosque was founded in 1962 in a working class area of New Orleans. The head priest of the mosque is known as the 'Imam'. The mosque has a membership of about 200 people, mostly composed of African-Americans. But these have been dispersed by the Katrina hurricane. The place also attracts a lot of non-Muslim students of Islam, and Arabic language in particular, making it a symbol of cross-cultural exchange.
Located adjacent to the Louisiana Superdome, this arena serves as a venue for concerts, festivals, conventions, banquets, exhibits and trade shows. It is also home to the New Orleans Hornets and a number of sporting events like the Nokia Sugar Bowl Basketball Classic.