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New Orleans’ Fat Monday

Lundi Gras, the Eve of Mardi Gras


Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras Parade

Also known as Fat Monday or Shrove Monday, Lundi Gras is the day before Mardi Gras Day – or Mardi Gras Eve.

Following the weekend in which New Orleans’ population doubles in size, Lundi Gras features many annual traditions, and is just as big as Fat Tuesday itself.

Mardi Gras Madness starts to unfold on Lundi Gras as people begin to pack the streets in the French Quarter and downtown New Orleans.

Costumes, masks, and floats are everywhere as music fills the air. Purple, gold, and green beads and gold doubloons begin to rain down on Mardi Gras attendees – most of which are screaming for more.

A constant party is held at the end of Canal Street – where the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club and Krewe of Rex make their grand entrances from the Mississippi River, and disembark along the Riverfront to greet the crowds and the mayor of New Orleans.

he mayor then hands control of New Orleans over to Rex, the King of Carnival. After this event, attendees needn’t go far, as a massive fireworks display is on its way over the river.

Other parades throughout the New Orleans metropolitan area feature the Krewe of Proteus, Krewe of Orpheus, and the Kewe of Tucks – all coursing down St. Charles Avenue in downtown Crescent City.

After Lundi Gras, Rest up for Fat Tuesday at a Best Western hotel in New Orleans – if you do decide to sleep, that is.


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Best Western Hotels Along the Way:

1

Best Western Northpark Inn

625 N Highway 190, Covington LA 70433-8961
Phone: +1 985-892-2681  |  Fax: (985) 893-0115  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

2

Best Western Isabelle Court

17026 Highway 3235, Galliano LA 70354
Phone: +1 985-325-3800  |  Fax: (985) 325-3808  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

3

Best Western Plus Houma Inn

117 Linda Ann Avenue, Gray LA 70359-3334
Phone: +1 985-580-4300  |  Fax: (985) 853-2777  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

4

Best Western Plus Westbank

1700 Lapalco Boulevard, Harvey LA 70058-3027
Phone: +1 504-366-5369  |  Fax: (504) 262-0949  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

5

Best Western La Place Inn

4289 Main Street, La Place LA 70068-5944
Phone: +1 985-651-4000  |  Fax: (985) 651-8666  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

6

Best Western Plus Landmark Hotel & Suites

2601 Severn Avenue, Metairie LA 70002-5934
Phone: +1 504-888-9500  |  Fax: (504) 889-5792  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

7

Best Western Plus French Quarter Landmark Hotel

920 N Rampart Street, New Orleans LA 70116-3011
Phone: +1 504-524-3333  |  Fax: (504) 523-5431  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

8

Best Western Plus St. Christopher Hotel

114 Magazine Street, New Orleans LA 70130-2421
Phone: +1 504-648-0444  |  Fax: (504) 648-0445  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

9

Best Western Plus St. Charles Inn

3636 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans LA 70115-4690
Phone: +1 504-899-8888  |  Fax: (504) 899-8892  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

10

Best Western Plus Slidell Inn

120 Taos Street, Slidell LA 70458-3158
Phone: +1 985-781-5655  |  Fax: (985) 781-0077  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

11

Best Western Bayou Inn

9008 Westbank Expressway, Westwego LA 70094-3734
Phone: +1 504-304-7980  |  Fax: (504) 304-7987  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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