Piercing brass and hot, jazz-fuelled nights on Frenchmen Street, steaming bowls of gumbo and sipping a sazerac in the Quarter, shotgun homes and decorated French mansions – New Orleans is a heady concoction of spellbinding cultural pursuits.

The French Quarter echoes with a chorus of street musicians, soulful melodies gracing the wrought-iron balconies of the colourful French mansions. Southern hospitality abounds from down-to-earth eateries and eclectic dive-bars, where Creole flavours spice the gumbo, and forward-thinking chefs push the envelope on the city’s foodie offerings. High-society hotel bars offer timeless glamour alongside jazz bars that sing frenetic melodies deep into the night – New Orleans, or NOLA, as the locals say, offers fortuitous adventure on every street.

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