Enjoy New Orleans with all the elegance and charm imaginaeable and the hospitality is second to none
After my group's experience before, during and after out stay at Le Chateau de Pauger, I'm officially making Alex, the proprietor, a member of the family (the part that I can actually count on). Not only is the house itself beautiful and ideally located, Alex goes out of his way to make sure you have all the information and supplies you need to have the best possible time during your stay in New Orleans. My 3 closest buds and I take an annual Super Bowl weekend trip every year, and this year (2014) the destination was 3 nites in Nola. I am from NYC and this was my first visit to hopping New Orleans.From the moment you step into the house, Le chateau de Pauger impresses with 14-foot ceilings and old century New Orleans charm, including dark wood accented decor and elegant crown molding throughout. The centrally located kitchen area feeds directly into the living room and the dining area, so the place is laid out perfectly for group interaction.The house was immaculately clean when we arrived. First priority after unpacking: music. The downstairs has a kicking surround sound system built into the walls/ceiling, controlled remotely via your smartphone/ipad (after downloading an easy app), which flows from the entry way thru the kitchen to the living space, filling the house. The system was very easy to operate, with 2 flat screen tvs (the 2nd facing the kitchen area which is very convenient for watching the game while in the kitchen). Speaking of the kitchen, it was stocked with a beer and breakfast food we had requested in advance, including some of the local brew, Abita. Alex had delivered, as promised. Le chateau de Pauger is located in the historic district of Faubourg Marigny. You feel like you're in a real neighborhood without the riff raff factor (of both the tourist and 'hood varieties). There are a lot of locals on the adjoining blocks out in front of their houses, tending to their plants, shrubs and lawns, taking their kids to Washington square park. There's an outstanding brunch spot right around the block called Ruby Slipper. It's a 7-minute walk to bars and cafés on Frenchmen street, which boasts a collection of 5 or 6 clubs/bars all featuring live music and/or excellent DJ's. And even though I wasn't interested in joining all the other tourists on Bourbon Street at night, it's only seven minutes away, if you're so inclined.Daytime strolling along Royal Street, with lots of great shops and galleries..Please note no room to write full review....
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