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Tennessee Williams loved New Orleans, which profoundly influenced his writing. His two homes there are not open to the public (and he did not live in either very long), but if you are walking in the French Quarter, you will be following his footsteps and experiencing his inspiration.

New Orleans has changed since then, having endured one of the most destructive hurricanes in US history, but it is still a place that blends together the French, Cajun and Southern cultures. The historic New Orleans streets and some of its 18th century buildings still stand. Street entertainers are a daily occurrence. Currently, the population of New Orleans is approximately 393,000 and the French Quarter is one of its 71 neighborhoods.

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You can read more about Tennessee Williams through our Florida, Mississippi, and New York (Hotel Elysee) pages.

The French Quarter is the first stop on our Louisiana Trail!

Patricia Smart