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Germaine Wells Mardi Gras Museum

  • 813 Bienville St. Map It
  • French Quarter

Published 07/24/2015

Fodor's Review

During a 31-year period (1937–68), Germaine Cazenave Wells, daughter of Arnaud's restaurant founder Arnaud Cazenave, was queen of Carnival balls a record 22 times for 17 different krewes (organizations). Many of her ball gowns—in addition to costumes worn by other family members, photographs, krewe invitations, and jewelry—are on display in this dim, quirky museum above Arnaud's restaurant.

Sight Information


Arnaud's restaurant, 813 Bienville St., 2nd fl. (enter through restaurant), New Orleans, Louisiana, 70112, USA

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily during restaurant hrs

Published 07/24/2015


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