New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana with 400.000 residents. The city is known as The Big Easy and visitors happily agree with that sentiment. Situated along the Mississippi, it is America’s most culturally diverse city. African, English, French, Spanish and other immigrants (as well as slaves) have influenced each other and added their flavor to the melting pot. The ambiance is relaxed and festive with plenty of music, drinks and food to be found everywhere. Above all, New Orleans is the ‘swinging’ city of blues and jazz. The summers are really warm en winters are mild. Best travelling time is between February and May, also because of the many festivals that are taken place.