St. Louis Cemetery, New Orleans
Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
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I know it may seem odd to take a-walk through a cemetery. NEW ORLEANS cemeteries are so beautiful! They are like a great piece of art. Walking through and seeing the different names and wondering what... read more »
Cachet particulier, ce site mérite de s'y arrêter. Les tombes sont magnifiques, et le temps leur a donné un aspect qui peut donner froid dans le dos... ;-) nous nous y sommes arrêtés lors de notre pro... read more »Distinctive, this site deserves to stop. The tombs are magnificent, and time has given them an aspect that can give chilling... ;-) we are stopped during our walk to the Garden District.show original
We visited this cemetery before boarding a cruise ship. We'd been to #1 and #3 and this is the largest of the St. Louis cemeteries. It covers 3 blocks and you are free to wander around. Some inscripti... read more »
Been coming to New Orleans for years. Never had to pay to walk around. Now they require a tour guide. Stated reason was vandalism. Good thing the walls are so short to keep out vandals so they can charge honest families to walk around. Sticking with Charleston SC for the future. New Orleans has become to much about the money.
We were "greeted" at the entrance of the cemetery by the rudest man in all of New Orleans. No "good afternoon", no "May I help you", no "how are you", just a yell "stop right there, you heard the man outside, you need a guided tour to enter". I asked him why he was treating us like that and he just kept quiet and staring us down. Needless to say, our visit to the cemetery ended right there. This is no way to treat visitors from other countries.
This IS the right cemetery for Marie Laveau's tomb (NOT other cemeteries when you try to do a search and they tell you it's in Saint Louis #2 or elsewhere) but DO NOT waste your precious time in this city here. If you truly believe in the superstition that performing a ritual at her grave (which you are not allowed to DO anyway) will help your troubles, go ahead and be robbed for the MANDATORY tour guide fee to even enter this public ground. Oh yes, it's also a super shady part of town where I had 911 already input on my phone because we were being followed on the streets by some guys in a truck...a few times. Your time is MUCH better spent in Lafayette Cemetery #1 in the beautiful Garden District, with no entry fee and there's a guy outside selling ice cold water for $1, and an awesome coffee house at the opposite corner that sells iced drinks and has fabulous air conditioning to take a break. And, if you want a tour, there are plenty of docents who are friendly and not pushy, waiting for you if you want. This is an amazing city, but seriously don't waste your time at this location that may end up getting you hurt, or robbed in more ways than one. I post almost all positive reviews on here, but this was worth posting about the major disappointment. LOVE everything else about this city.
Very interesting place to visit. Nicholas Cage pyramid vault.... Odd and out of place in this wonderful old walk thru the past. Loved the chance to go inside St. Louis #1.
You can only visit as part of a tour, but your guide will make your visit very informative and worthwhile. An amazing place, but be aware that on a hot day it can be 10-20 degrees hotter inside the cemetery than it is on the street. Take water, no booze allowed.
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