New Orleans Sights

Benachi-Torre House

  • 2257 Bayou Rd. Map It
  • Bayou St. John
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 07/24/2015

Fodor's Review

This Greek Revival mansion was built in 1859 for the Greek consul in New Orleans and was a significant part of the city's original expansion into this neighborhood. Directly across from the Degas House, this intersection forms something of a historical hub. The house earned the nickname "Rendezvous des Chasseurs" (meeting place of hunters) during the 19th century, when much of this area was still undeveloped swampland. The gorgeous house and gardens are now primarily a private event space and a popular setting for New Orleans weddings.

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Address:

2257 Bayou Rd., at N. Tonti St., New Orleans, Louisiana, 70119, USA

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Phone:

800-308–7040

Published 07/24/2015

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