The lowest point of the state is situated at 2.5 meter beneath the sea level.
Do not miss
The Gothic-Revival-style Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge makes a dramatic impression on visitors with its two huge towers that flank the main entrance and its crenellated roof. Visitors can climb aboard a decommissioned destroyer at the USS Kidd and Veterans Memorial, located in Baton Rouge. The French Quarter is New Orleans’ oldest and most famous neighborhood ; its beautiful buildings date back as far as 300 years, many with wrought iron balconies. Jazz clubs line the pedestrian Royal Street, also known for its antique shops and art galleries. The biggest event is the Mardi Gras celebration, a huge undertaking with a parade, balls, and street celebrations like none other. Vermillionville in Lafayette, exhibits the traditions and heritage of the Acadian settlers of the late 18th century and early 19th century. Mellrose Plantation in Natchitoches and the Rosedown Plantation in St. Francisville are only two of the well preserved domestic Southern plantations that have survived the ravages of time.