A low country on the Gulf coastal plain and the Mississippi alluvial plain, Louisiana rises in uplands near Arkansas .The rainy coast country contains marshes and fertile delta lands; inland there are rolling pine hills and prairies.
Old Ursuline Convent is the oldest building in Louisiana, built in 1734 upon the orders of Louis XV of France, and it is the only remaining building left over from the French Colonial Period in the country.
This impressive state museum displays local folk art and architectural exhibits. Madame John's Legacy is one of the few surviving building of the devastating 1795 fires and is now a well preserved Creole home registered as a National Historic Landmark.
The Old US Mint was built in 1838 and it is the only building to have served as both a national and confederate mint. Its stately walls now enclose the Newcomb College of Art and a popular jazz museum, with exhibits .
The Katrina hurricane was a great hurricane that reached category 5 of the hurricane scale of Saffir-Simpson, the winds reached more than 280 kilometers per hour and caused great damage in the coastal part of the south of New Orleans