Old Ursuline Convent
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Molly's at the Market
A young, bohemian hipster crowd swills the Guinness and mingles out onto the sidewalk.
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1112 Chartres St · interesting places nearby
Old Ursuline Convent information
In 1727, 12 Ursuline nuns arrived in New Orleans to care for the French garrison's 'miserable little hospital' and to educate the young girls of the colony. Between 1745 and 1752 the French colonial army built what is now the oldest structure in the Mississippi River Valley and the only remaining French building in the Quarter. The self-guided tour takes in various rotating exhibits and the beautiful St Mary's chapel.