Set out to conquer Louisiana, this southern United States French-speaking oasis that has so much to offer. A true gastronomic and cultural center, this State is distinguished by the "joie de vivre" of its inhabitants, by its unique history, by its geography and by its unusual tourist attractions. Whether you take a trip to the bayous to see alligators or stroll through the streets of New Orleans following the musicians during the worldwide famous Mardi Gras Carnival, you will have so much fun. The very famous Bourbon Street is waiting for you!
When we think of Louisiana, we first think of New Orleans. Indeed, the city is very famous for its Cajun cuisine restaurants, its Mardi Gras festival, where fanfares sound their brass in the middle of the street, as well as for Bourbon Street, where all visitors gather in the evening to have fun. The magnificent Saint-Louis Cathedral, located in the Vieux Carré historic district, will amaze you. It is indeed the oldest cathedral still in operation in the United States. It was erected when the Kingdom of France still held the territory of New France.
There is probably nothing more romantic than a dinner cruise aboard a steamboat that sails the Mississippi! This is exactly what several companies offer you, including Natchez, with its meal and jazz music experience. Relive the days when these boats were the kings of the river while savoring authentic Creole cuisine and drinking local drinks. You will remember this experience for a long time.
Louisiana is also synonymous with bayous, those large marshy areas in the southern part of the state. It is an environment where many species such as shrimps, dolphins, and of course, reptiles live and feed themselves! Take a guided hovercraft excursion to discover these mysterious and captivating places and to take some photos of the alligators. Don't forget to bring mosquito repellent!
Contrary to popular belief, the capital of Louisiana is not New Orleans, but Baton Rouge. The latter has just as much to offer! During your stay, you can visit the Capitol, a real treat for the eyes. You will also have the chance to see the USS Kidd, a WWII destroyer, and the Louisiana's State Museum, a very popular tourist site as well. Finally, take a trip to Independence Park Botanic Gardens, some beautiful free of charge botanical gardens where you can admire several endemic plants.
The country's official currency is the U.S. dollar. It can be obtained at any ATM. Remember to notify your banking institution of the dates of your stay if you plan to use your cards in the United States.
Electrical outlets used in the United States are the same as in Canada.
It is strongly recommended that your Canadian passport be valid for at least 6 months after the date of your return from travel. For more information, visit the Government of Canada's website.
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