Chalmette is a suburb of New Orleans, It lies along the Mississippi River, just 10 miles from New Orleans. The hotels in Chalmette, LA, are mainly on Paris Road and make it easy to reach the city. The area has recovered since the flooding from Hurricane Katrina completely covered it, and there are several historic sites and great fishing spots within the town. Book a fishing trip from the eastern section of St. Bernard Parish to gain an insider’s insight.
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Chalmette is the parish seat., and history is an everyday part of this town founded in the mid-1700s. The famous Battle of New Orleans was fought here, on the plantation owned by the founder’s son. It is now a national monument. The visitor’s center has photos and maps of the area, which includes the Chalmette National Cemetery. It is a part of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.
Other fascinating things to see close to hotels in Chalmette, LA, include the U.S. Mint in New Orleans, a quick drive from Downtown Chalmette. If you love Mardi Gras, check out Mardi Gras World, filled with exhibits of this raucous celebration. Also in New Orleans is the fascinating Old French Market, a full six blocks long, in the French Quarter. It is the oldest market in the U.S. and it has a wide selection of eateries and a famous flea market. The market is also home to the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park and Visitor Center.
The best way to get around the Chalmette area is by driving. If you want to see the area by boat, check out the Creole Queen River Boat, which makes trips every day from New Orleans out to the Chalmette Battlefield.
The highest point in Chalmette is three feet above ground, which explains the extensive damage that Hurricane Katrina caused to the area. The population decreased by 46 percent in the weeks and months after the storm.