Parisian Architecture French Quarter

“The Paris of the South”


They say New Orleans is the “Paris of the South.” Truthfully, I’ll go anywhere that is French-inspired and flowing with crepes and beignets. But there’s also an extra-special charm of New Orleans that is distinct in its own right. I think it’s the slow-south feel to the streets and cafes. And I love stoop cultures. Any neighborhood where people sit out on their stoops to drink their coffee or play their trumpets sounds a little like paradise to me. So even if New Orleans weren’t its own kind of Parisian, I’d love it anyway. The colors and textures are breathtaking. The food is amazing. And the southern accent is catching.

Parisian architecture French QuarterKimberly Heustis New Orleans HousesThings to do in New Orleans Bridges in New Orleans French architecture new orleansNew Orleans Trolly Old Car French Quarter HousesOld French Fireplace


“The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.”

                                                                                                                                                                          — Ralph Waldo Emerson

*  *  *

Want to see more of our photography & daily inspiration? Let’s connect:


New Orleans | French Quarter