St Roch Cemetery
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Widely considered one of the best and friendliest yoga studios in town. Call for class times.
Old Marquer Theatre
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St Roch Market
Once, the St Roch Market was the seafood and produce market for a working class neighborhood. After it was nearly destroyed by Hurricane...
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St Roch Cemetery information
One of New Orleans’ more interesting cemeteries is a few blocks from Faubourg Marigny (driving is recommended). Named for St Roch, a semilegendary figure whose prayers supposedly averted the Black Death, the site became popular with Catholics during yellow-fever outbreaks. Walk through the necropolis to the ‘relic room,’ which is filled with ceramic body parts, prosthetics and false teeth; these are ex-votos, testaments to the healing power of St Roch. Marble floor tiles are inscribed with the words ‘thanks’ and ‘merci.’