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Holy Cross Neighborhood- Lower Ninth Ward
Holy Cross Neighborhood- Lower Ninth Ward
Holy Cross Neighborhood- Lower Ninth Ward

GENTILLY, NINTH WARD AND NEW ORLEANS EAST

Diverse neighborhoods welcome visitors

New Orleans East is the New Orleans few know, but many should. Between the shotgun houses of the Seventh Ward and the wild and watery bayous fronting Lake Borgne are a series of communities – Gentilly, New Orleans East, Holy Cross, Versailles, Chalmette – as diverse as the city they call theirs. Discover the Lower Ninth Ward, where new architecture and a new hope rise from Katrina. Watch for alligators while walking the boardwalks of Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge and learn the relationship between the city and the watery world it’s built upon. Tour one of the last remaining Art Deco air terminals in the country lovingly restored at Lakefront Airport. Sample Vietnamese restaurants and food markets or visit the House of Dance and Feathers, a Seventh Ward Museum celebrating the Mardi Gras Indians and social aid and pleasure clubs, both centuries-old African-American traditions. Both history and home, New Orleans East is a place to explore.

Quick Tips & Facts

  • FIRST SETTLED: Early 20th century
  • VIBE: Resilient, resourceful and real
  • KNOWN FOR: Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge, Mardi Gras Indian culture, Katrina history, The Vietnamese po-boy (banh-mi)
  • Chalmette Battlefield
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    Things to Do

    Tour the site of the Battle of New Orleans or a centuries-old fort that never saw battle as you travel through the vast eastern section of the Crescent City.

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  • N7- French Restaurant
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    Eat

    Sample Louisiana seafood and Southeast Asian cuisine combined into mouth-watering dishes in the "Little Vietnam" section of New Orleans East.

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  • Swizzle Stick Bar
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    Drink

    Sip on beers in casual, neighborhood bars with the regulars and get to know the off-the-beaten-path drinking spots of NOLA.

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  • Faubourg Wines
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    Shop

    Galleries and cozy shops are filled with one-of-a-kind, artsy finds in this widespread area of New Orleans.

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  • Pontchartrain Landing
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    Stay

    A handful of big brand hotels offer their hospitality to those entering the city from the east conveniently situated adjacent to major I-10 exits.

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History

While the history of these areas dates as far back as the 1700s, perhaps the most significant and captivating stories are told by the recently thriving Vietnamese community in the East that immigrated...

Architecture

Discover the diversity of New Orleanian architecture in these neighborhoods. You’ll find everything from shotgun houses to cottages to California Craftsman-style bungalows, and the Ninth Ward will...

Transportation

Take a short car ride to any of these neighborhoods and find free, public street parking. You can also ride share or take a quick cab from Downtown to get to any of these neighborhoods, or hop on a...