See a video introduction to the Napoleon
places capture the essence of New Orleans like the Napoleon
House: A 200 year old landmark that's as casual and unique
as its French Quarter surroundings.
The building's first occupant, Nicholas Girod, was mayor of
New Orleans from 1812 to 1815. He offered his residence
to Napoleon in 1821 as a refuge during his exile.
Napoleon never made it, but the name stuck, and since then,
the Napoleon House has become one of the most famous bars
in America, a haunt for artists and writers throughout most
of the 20th century.
Owned and operated by the Impastato family since 1914, it's
a place that suspends you in time, where you can hear Beethoven's
Eroica, which he composed for Napoleon, and the music of
other classical masters, while sipping a Pimm's
Cup, and basking in an ambiance that could only be New