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Holidays in Saint Louis Cathedral
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The oldest church in Louisiana is one of New Orleans’ best loved landmarks.

Take a breather from the frantic pace of the city in beautiful and spiritual St. Louis Cathedral, standing tall among the historic buildings of the French Quarter. This striking building on Jackson Square with its three gleaming spires and wedding cake facade has become a symbol of New Orleans.

There has been a cathedral on this spot since 1727, although the building you see today dates from in 1850 after a disastrous fire destroyed the original structure. Dedicated to the canonized French King Louis IX, it is the oldest continually active Roman Catholic church in the USA and the oldest place of worship in Louisiana. The story of the devout St. Louis is told in the beautifully preserved stained-glass windows. Among the notable features of the interior, pause to admire the ornately decorated altar and the many works of art that adorn the walls. If you’re lucky, the organ may be playing during your visit, enhancing the special atmosphere of this inspiring building.

Learn more about the history of the cathedral from the self-guided tour brochure available at the entrance for a small donation. There are also occasional informal volunteer-led guided tours. Make a contribution towards the building’s maintenance by purchasing a memento of your visit from the gift shop – it all helps to preserve and protect this historic landmark for future generations.

Before you get swept up in the teeming pace of Jackson Square with its street performers, tarot card readers and artists, take a walk to Royal Street and admire the dramatic marble statue of Jesus Christ standing behind the cathedral with arms outstretched in blessing.

Parking in the centre of New Orleans can be difficult, and although there are on-street spaces and public car parks in the French Quarter they can work out expensive if you’re planning a longer stay. A practical and cost-effective alternative is to use the tram that runs along the riverbank, then explore this fascinating quarter on foot.

2734 Cheap Hotels Near Saint Louis Cathedral

New Orleans Marriott
New Orleans Marriott
4 out of 5
555 Canal St, New Orleans, LA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$183 per night from 5 Jul. to 5 Jul.
Located in French Quarter, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Canal Street and Jackson Square. Cafe Du Monde and French Market are also within 15 minutes. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,735 reviews)
"Pros: The hotel is beautiful and the rooms were were quite nice with a lovely view of the river. The hotel bar was large and the bartenders were top notch! All of the hotel workers were super friendly and helpful. Cons: The hotel restaurant was inexplicably closed, so only the Pantry and Starbucks ..."

Reviewed on 20 Jun. 2021

New Orleans Marriott
Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Royal Sonesta New Orleans
4.5 out of 5
300 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$232 per night from 29 Jun. to 29 Jun.
Located in French Quarter, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bourbon Street and Jackson Square. French Market and National World War II Museum ...
4.3/5Excellent! (2,234 reviews)
"The hotel was clean and safe! Front desk service was slow but they were pleasant! I will stay here again when I visit NOLA"

Reviewed on 21 Jun. 2021

Royal Sonesta New Orleans
The Westin New Orleans
The Westin New Orleans
4.5 out of 5
100 Rue Iberville, New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$232 per night from 28 Jun. to 28 Jun.
Located in French Quarter, this luxury hotel is steps away from The Shops at Canal Place and Canal Street. Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Harrah's New ...
4.2/5Excellent! (1,441 reviews)
"The view from my room was over the top of the parking garage. It would be nice if they would cover the top deck and put a nice garden cover on it."

Reviewed on 20 Jun. 2021

The Westin New Orleans
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Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans, an IHG Hotel
Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
739 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$170 per night from 5 Jul. to 5 Jul.
Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans, an IHG Hotel
Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Royal Sonesta New Orleans
4.5 out of 5
300 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$232 per night from 29 Jun. to 29 Jun.
Royal Sonesta New Orleans
New Orleans Marriott
New Orleans Marriott
4 out of 5
555 Canal St, New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$183 per night from 5 Jul. to 5 Jul.
New Orleans Marriott
The Westin New Orleans
The Westin New Orleans
4.5 out of 5
100 Rue Iberville, New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$232 per night from 28 Jun. to 28 Jun.
The Westin New Orleans
Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter
Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter
4 out of 5
124 Royal St, New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$202 per night from 29 Jun. to 29 Jun.
Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter
Le Méridien New Orleans
Le Méridien New Orleans
4 out of 5
333 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$196 per night from 29 Jun. to 29 Jun.
Le Méridien New Orleans
Bourbon Orleans Hotel
Bourbon Orleans Hotel
3.5 out of 5
717 Orleans St., New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$228 per night from 19 Jul. to 19 Jul.
Bourbon Orleans Hotel
Loews New Orleans Hotel
Loews New Orleans Hotel
4 out of 5
300 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$222 per night from 5 Jul. to 5 Jul.
Loews New Orleans Hotel
Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans
Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans
4 out of 5
214 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA
The price is AU$234 per night from 21 Jul. to 21 Jul.
Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans
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