See the most inspiring panorama of New Orleans from the West Bank of the Mississippi River. Algiers is the second-oldest neighborhood in the city, established in 1719, but it didn’t really take off until the mid-19th century. Historically preserved, Algiers B&Bs will introduce you to another part of New Orleans that many visitors don’t get to glimpse. The views from the Algiers side of the Mississippi River are resplendent and breathtaking.
A quiet and picturesque part of New Orleans, Algiers is a part of the city where travelers get a taste of the local culture while feeling like they are away from it all, in an oasis far from the hurly burly of the French Quarter, but the French Quarter is only minutes away. Established in 1827, a ferry runs every 30 minutes from the foot of Canal Street to Algiers Point. The Point is a lovingly maintained, historic neighborhood with a number of locally favorite watering holes where New Orleans’ Algierines gather to meet and greet to swap gossip and news about their city. Stay like a local in an Algiers B&B and you’ll learn what it means to love New Orleans.
There is a paved path along the top of the levee that runs the length of Algiers. Visitors can stroll, jog, or ride bicycles the length of the river from the Chalmette Ferry Landing, in one direction, or to the historic city of Gretna, in the other direction, further upstream. Algiers is in the middle of it all and away from it all. To discover a different side of New Orleans there is no better place than Algiers. The most scenic way to get to the French Quarter is to take the ferry. Every trip back and forth will be a pleasant adventure. After tasting the city center’s nightlife, head back to an Algiers B&B by ferry for a quiet night’s rest.