Esplanade Ave & North Dorgenois - Springtime Architecture - Azaleas
Esplanade Ave & North Dorgenois - Springtime Architecture - Azaleas

Esplanade Ridge

Residential area has lovely homes, neighborhood shops, and eateries

Explore the convocation of angels crowning tombs in St. Louis Cemetery No. 3 or the intertwining branches of oak trees that make a cool shade in the NOLA heat. Rent a kayak on Bayou St. John, the old French water route to Lake Pontchartrain, and then eat a po-boy along the water. Pass by the Degas House, where, in 1872, the visiting French Impressionist encountered the Creole world of his mother’s family. There's so much to do and see in Esplanade Ridge.

Quick Facts & Tips

  • YEAR FOUNDED: 1807
  • VIBE: Stately, elegant and Degas-esque
  • KNOWN FOR: Creole “Millionaire’s Row”, St. Louis Cemetery #3, Outdoor cafés, Kayaking on Bayou St. John
  • Degas House

    Things to Do

    Museums, historic homes, and above-the-ground cemeteries are waiting to be explored in Esplanade Ridge.

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  • Santa Fe - Tacos and Magaritas while studying Jazz Fest cubes schedule


    Dine casually, al fresco, or indoors at any of several top-rated Esplanade Ridge eateries where great food and courteous service are on the menus.

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  • Pal's Lounge


    Strike up a conversation with a local at one of the laid-back bars in this residential neighborhood.

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  • King and Queen Emporium International


    Wander in a cozy bookstore or purchase a Degas print in the artist's old ‘hood.

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Must See & Do

Streets of Interest


Esplanade Ridge, a designated historic district in New Orleans, originally served as a trading outpost for Native Americans. As more Europeans came to the area, the tree-lined neighborhood began to...

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Take a stroll down Esplanade Avenue to see its Oak-lined sidewalks and residential architecture of the 19th Century Creole upper class. You’ll also find stately raised centerhall cottages dotted...

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Esplanade Ave. extends 7 miles from the Mississippi River to City Park. Reaching the foot of Esplanade Ave. by the river is an easy 5-to 10-minute walk from the French Quarter but for those who want...

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