Things to do in New Orleans: Excursions – Tours – Activities

New Orleans, from the French La Nouvelle-Orléans, is the largest city in the State of Louisiana and one of the largest US maritime ports. NoLa was founded by the French colonists in 1718 (by the French Mississippi Company) and named after the Duke of Orleans. The city was greatly influenced by the European culture of the colonists, which helped create the French and Spanish Creole architecture that still today characterized the city.