USA/South: New Orleans, LA
Few places capture the essence of New Orleans like the Napoleon House, a 200-year-old landmark that’s as casual and unique as its French Quarter surroundings. Housed in a historic landmark building, its first occupant, Nicholas Girod, was mayor of New Orleans from 1812 to 1815. He offered his residence to Napoleon in 1821 as a refuge during his exile, but a plan to free the French leader fell through and Napoleon never made it to New Orleans. The Napoleon House offers one of the most unique and elegant settings anywhere for receptions and events. The property is rated one of the most historically significant locations in New Orleans, and is on the National Register of historic buildings. The suite of rooms (L’Appartment de l’Empereur) on the 2nd floor would have been Napoleon’s living quarters had he made it to the new world. Comprised of 2,300 square feet, the rooms can accommodate 60 guests for seated dinners and groups of up to 135 for cocktail parties or receptions. For an additional charge, you can include the first floor patio and the Napoleon House bar to accommodate larger groups of up to 300.