"laissez les bons temps rouler" New Orleans by steph4867

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The unofficial state motto, laissez les bons temps rouler (let the good times roll), pretty much says it all for most people - and let there be no mistake, New Orleans rolls plenty. Called by some 'The City That Care Forgot,' New Orleans has a well-earned reputation for excess and debauchery. Though this is certainly a big draw, so is its (ahem) colorful history and unique cultural gumbo of African, Indian, Cajun and Creole influences. Whether you're looking for history, drama and intrigue or just a damn good bop in the street, New Orleans has a flavor like no other city in North America. Tant pis pour nous!

  • Last visit to New Orleans: May 2002
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