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La DAUPHINE B&B

Résidence des Artistes

New Orleans, Louisiana
 
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Front of La Dauphine bed and breakfast, New Orleans Front of La Dauphine B&B, New Orleans
What should you expect your stay at La Dauphine to be like?

Here's the kind of vibe you're likely to find yourself bathed in, both in our neighborhood and at our B&B:

Bohemian:
having informal and unconventional social habits.
bohemian
adjective
Socially unconventional in an artistic way.

Synonyms:
unconventional, nonconformist, unorthodox, avant-garde, irregular, offbeat, off-center, alternative, original, experimental, artistic, idiosyncratic, eccentric, informal, boho, artsy.


To see how close La Dauphine is to the French Quarter
of New Orleans, see the map further down this page.

From $109 per night plus tax.

There are NO shared baths at La Dauphine.

There is a 3-night minimum (or more) year round.

Phone and address are near the end of the website.

We prefer email and online booking.

BOOK YOUR LA DAUPHINE RESERVATIONS, & Check Availability & Pricing HERE

We will check our online schedule for the time frame you select and show you our availability.

Select Your Arrival Date and # of Nights
Day Month Year # of Nights

Slide Show: La Dauphine B&B and New Orleans

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Our cozy dining room decorated in Provence-inspired ochre with Louis Philippe antique mirror at La Dauphine B&B
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Bourbon Street in the French Quarter, New Orleans
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Dauphine Street in front of La Dauphine B&B
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La Dauphine guests enjoying Satsuma Café, Bywater
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Jester, New Orleans
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La Dauphine B&B host Ray Ruiz with Tanuki, his beloved Japanese Shina Ibu dog
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The French Quarter, New Orleans
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Jackson Square and the Saint Louis Cathedral, French Quarter, New Orleans
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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and La Dauphine B&B host Ray Ruiz
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A guest enjoying life in our sunny garden at La Dauphine B&B
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The delicious New Orleans cuisine: Soft shell crab Benedict
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Our breakfast buffet area at La Dauphine B&B
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Mardi Gras, Frenchmen Street, New Orleans
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La Dauphine B&B
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3 Muses – Live music bar and restaurant in Frenchmen Street, Marigny, New Orleans
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Loyola streetcar opening with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and St Augustine Purple Knights
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Our breakfast buffet area at La Dauphine B&B
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Jackson Square and the Saint Louis Cathedral, French Quarter, New Orleans
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The breakfast table in our lovely garden at La Dauphine B&B and its contrasting color
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Mardi Gras: Golden Blade Uptown Indians Big Chief, New Orleans
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Tanuki, our intelligent and friendly Japanese Shiba Inu dog at La Dauphine B&B
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Jackson Square, French Quarter, New Orleans
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Mardi Gras, Frenchmen Street, New Orleans
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The Alec Baldwin bathroom at La Dauphine B&B
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Café Rose Nicaud in Frenchmen Street, Marigny, New Orleans
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The Matisse Room at La Dauphine B&B
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Gondola, New Orleans City Park
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Who Dat Coffee Café Nero, Burgundy Street, Faubourg Marigny, New Orleans
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Mardi Gras parade, New Orleans
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Gay Day, New Orleans
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Open-air art market in Frenchmen Street, New Orleans
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Our soothing, colorful, lovely garden at La Dauphine B&B
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Maison – restaurant, bar and live music venue in Frenchmen Street, Marigny, New Orleans
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Our hallway at La Dauphine B&B
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The famous New Orleans cuisine: Louisiana boiled crawfish
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The breakfast table in our lovely garden at La Dauphine B&B
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Joan of Arc Statue, Place de France, New Orleans
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The breakfast table in our lovely garden at La Dauphine B&B
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New Orleans is a feast of colors
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Mitch Landrieu, New Orleans Mayor
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Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans (New Orleans French High School)
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The Minstrels Band at Spotted Cat, Frenchmen Street, Faubourg Marigny, New Orleans
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Ready for Mardi Gras at La Dauphine B&B
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Creole Queen – a traditional paddlewheeler in the Mississippi River, New Orleans
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The Alec Baldwin Room at La Dauphine B&B
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Keyboards and bass at Spotted Cat, Frenchmen Street, Faubourg Marigny, New Orleans
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Our solar panels at La Dauphine B&B make us 'electric'
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Illuminated armchairs at the art market in Frenchmen Street, New Orleans
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Triptych by photographer Roberto Rincon at La Dauphine B&B
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Who Dat Coffee Café Nero, Burgundy Street, Faubourg Marigny, New Orleans
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Menu, New Orleans
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The breakfast garden table next to the fountain in our relaxing garden at La Dauphine B&B
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Satsuma Café, Dauphine Street, New Orleans
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Voodoo altar, New Orleans
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New Orleans' famous cuisine: Seafood boil
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Mardi Gras beads, New Orleans
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The Gothic Room at La Dauphine B&B
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Dungeness Crab at Jack Dempsey's, Bywater, New Orleans
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New Orleans ♥ Heart-headed people, Bywater Bakery
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The breakfast table at La Dauphine
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Swimming at the nearby Country Club
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The lobster special at Suhko Thai
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February morning sun streaming into the garden at La Dauphine
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A staple of the New Orleans dining scene: a dozen raw oysters
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The open-air Art Market on Frenchmen Street
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The overriding theme of New Orleans: Diversity
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Colorful Mardi Gras decorations
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Yoga at the nearby Healing Center
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A not-to-be-missed nearby food hall: Saint Roch Market
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Tableau restaurant, next to St. Louis Cathedral
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The charming Café Degas restaurant on Esplanade Ave.
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Why you come to New Orleans
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From "America's Most Artistic Cities," Lily Rogers


 

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Laissez les bons temps rouler.

Read more about La Dauphine and New Orleans further down on this page - click here


Fort Lauderdale Condo Rental

Please inquire about our Fort Lauderdale 2BR-2BA Condo on Lake Emerald, for longer stays of a few months—just blocks from Wilton Manors.

Click here for more photos, videos, and information about our Fort Lauderdale condo.

Check out the Fort Lauderdale video:

Catamarans on Lake Emerald, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Catamaran on Lake Emerald, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
View of Lake Emerald, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from condo
pool

Did You Know?…

Travel and Leisure readers in 2012 named New Orleans America's Favorite City!

#1 for: Restaurants, Cafés, Nightlife, Offbeat People, Antique/Vintage Stores,

Street Performers, Wild Weekends, Flea Markets,

Cocktail Hours, Singles Bar Scene, Music Scene,

Neighborhood Joints, People Watching, City Pride, & Spring Break Travel—

#2 for Gay-Friendly, Charming Accent,

And #3–5 for Cool Architecture, Boutiques, Coffee Houses, Romantic weekends,

Friendly locals, Hotel Options. And many other accolades rated #5–10.

Yahoo! Travel named New Orleans #1 Music Travel Destination.

TripAdvisor named New Orleans the #1 spot in the World for Nightlife.

Bloomberg named New Orleans #2 Boomtown in the U.S., April 2013.

 

So what are you waiting for? Come out and play, dine, and experience New Orleans!

 


May 29, 2010
Dear Ray and Kim,
What an expansion of the soul and senses last week was!
Exactly what was needed by two fog-chilled San Franciscans to savor the world anew!
To hear the very best music flowing out in the streets day and night—part of the intimate fabric of a city's character, climate and a whole 24/7 way of life.
Music, N'Awlins cooking, the relaxed conversation with strangers, the ever-present sense of water surrounding.
It was as perfect a six days as I can remember.
Thanks, and our very best from Noe Valley, the Fillmore, Pacific Heights, and Browser Books!

Collage of New Orleans

This is the Real New Orleans

You might have heard people say that New Orleans is like San Francisco, Savannah, Charleston, Paris, or Marseilles. It's not.

The biggest difference is that the streets are exploding with live music all year round.

You've never seen such "street theater". Our most cherished visitors come for our food, music, architecture, history, artists, and writers.

The ambiance is very much like the French Caribbean.

We live in the old French area, much like my Creole ancestors did, coming from France and Spain in 1718 and 1793, respectively.

My mother and father grew up speaking French just a few houses away from us.

Our district, Faubourg Marigny, is a quieter version of the adjacent French Quarter—the main difference being that you can actually sleep at night here.

It's the safe, artist/gay residential area with about 70 bed and breakfasts.

Within a couple minutes' walk of our front door, you have access to restaurants such as Marigny Brasserie, Feelings, Horn's, Mona's, Wasabi, Adolfo's, and bars such as the Spotted Cat, d.b.a., Checkpoint Charlie's, Phoenix—not to mention an overabundance of galleries and antique shops. You can read more about this in our Frenchmen Street Guide.

Jackson Square is a mere 15-minute stroll through the adjacent French Quarter.

In the opinion of many, Faubourg Marigny, our neighborhood, has become the more bohemian extension of the French Quarter, increasingly becoming the neighborhood of choice for writers, painters, musicians, street entertainers, and artists of all sorts.

Throughout the old French district, you will see artists painting on the streets, musicians "jamming"—French doors of bars and restaurants flung open, beckoning you to enter.

This is the real New Orleans. Our nearby Country Club offers a large pool, full bar, and lunch and dinner most of the year at a daily rate.

We love to host nice, relaxed people—people who enjoy new surroundings and experiences—people who can "go with the flow".

We try to steer clear of the formal, pretentious crowd—no "putting on airs" here.

No children or pets, and there is a 3-night minimum and a limit of two persons to a room.

We met in Copenhagen, got engaged in Helsinki, got married in Canada, and now run our B&B in New Orleans

Please come stay with us if you think we're your kind of place.

And remember that our place is quirky and "funky", with a "decrepit New Orleans vibe"—kind of shabby chic—and chock-full of interesting stuff all around.

Ray & Kim

Jackson Square, French Quarter, New Orleans
Jackson Square, French Quarter, New Orleans


  Our Marigny neighborhood was featured in the April issue of "Travel & Leisure" as one of the trendiest in the nation.

For an Insider's Guide about Frenchmen Street, click here! 

 

BOOK YOUR LA DAUPHINE RESERVATIONS, & Check Availability & Pricing HERE

We will check our online schedule for the time frame you select and show you our availability.

Select Your Arrival Date and # of Nights
Day Month Year # of Nights

 


To see a slide show of a suite, click on a photo or link.

Matisse suite, La Dauphine bed and breakfast, New Orleans

The Matisse Suite

 

Gothic suite, La Dauphine bed and breakfast, New Orleans

The Gothic Suite

 

Alec Baldwin suite, La Dauphine Bed and Breakfast, New Orleans

The Alec Baldwin Suite

 

Garden, La Dauphine bed and breakfast, New Orleans The Garden—
a peaceful oasis with a soothing fountain
Garden, La Dauphine bed and breakfast, New Orleans Looking out at the garden
Dining room, La Dauphine bed and breakfast, New Orleans Dining room
Art at La Dauphine bed and breakfast, New Orleans Triptych by photographer Roberto Rincon
Breakfast buffet area, La Dauphine bed and breakfast, New Orleans Breakfast buffet area
Breakfast buffet area, La Dauphine bed and breakfast, New Orleans Breakfast buffet area
La Dauphine,

Résidence des Artistes

is a very laid-back guest house for the budget-minded traveler. No "Attitude". Located in the bohemian, artsy part of town, four blocks from the French Quarter, and a mere 12-minute streetcar ride to the Convention Center. For your safety and serenity, no unregistered guests are allowed in the rooms. No cooking is allowed and there is no kitchen access. A mellow, village-like atmosphere prevails throughout the neighborhood.
Hallway, La Dauphine bed and breakfast, New Orleans Hallway
La Dauphine

Résidence des Artistes

The rooms feature queen-size, four-poster beds, cable TV, DVD, ceiling fans, central air and heat—all this in a charming, yet unpretentious, renovated, Victorian, 100-year-old house. Very relaxed and quiet, and a continental breakfast is included. On-street unrestricted parking is readily available in front of the house. Tanuki, an intelligent and friendly Japanese Shiba Inu dog, also lives in the house.

Languages spoken are: English, (yes—really), French, German and Danish. Ray has lived in Paris and Bavaria, while Kim has lived and worked in Israel and his native Denmark.

Rates are higher for events such as Mardi Gras, Halloween and Southern Decadence (Labor Day), etc. Each room has its own private bath.
There is a guest refrigerator in the common area. 62 rooftop solar panels help to power the 3,000-sq.-ft. house. A three-night minimum is required.

You will be well cared for!

Directions from airport:

Take I-10 East into New Orleans. Follow I-10 into city staying in right lane and take what looks like an exit with Slidell posted above (it's still I-10).
Take the Esplanade Avenue Exit (the next one after the Vieux Carré Exit), and turn right.
Go one and a half blocks to Esplanade Avenue, and turn right at the traffic light.
Proceed less than a mile to our street, Dauphine, and turn left. Go 5–6 blocks to 2316 Dauphine to La Dauphine (on the right).

(Unbelievably, half the taxi drivers at the airport do not know the streets of the French Quarter—even with a million tourists a month heading there. So be prepared to direct them.)


Ray Ruiz, La Dauphine B&B host, New Orleans

La Dauphine host Ray Ruiz & co-host Tanuki, a Shiba Inu.

Your host is Ray Ruiz, a travel writer and artist (click here to look at Ray's art), former AT&T manager who lived in San Francisco for 22 years, and is a native New Orleanian. He is happy to clue you in to the local scene, especially regarding Cajun & Creole food and restaurants, art, antiques, architecture and music.
If you'd like to know more about your host Ray Ruiz, click here.

Come join us!

Ray Ruiz & Kim Pedersen, hosts at La Dauphine B&B

We met in Copenhagen, got engaged in Helsinki, got married in Canada, and now run our B&B in New Orleans.

Please come stay with us if you think we're your kind of place.

The Innkeeper award, La Dauphine bed and breakfast, New Orleans

Click to e-mail Ray, La Dauphine B&B

Kim Pedersen, La Dauphine B&B host

Your co-host is Dr. Kim Pedersen, a native of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Kim is a research biologist, formerly with Novo Nordisk, currently doing old-age and diabetes research at LSU (Louisiana State University) Health Sciences Center.

Things to do in New Orleans?

How about a concert at the House of Blues? You can see really big stars in an intimate setting like this clip with French rock star Johnny Hallyday shows.

Concert with French rock star Johnny Hallyday at the House of Blues, New Orleans, May 13, 2014.


Downloadable PDF brochure of La Dauphine B&B

For a downloadable PDF brochure, click here

(you need the free Adobe Reader for that; download it here if you don't already have it).

Fleur de Lys, New Orleans symbol If you'd like to know more about New Orleans—The Big Easy—click here.
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DISTINCTIVE FEATURES:

Four blocks to French Quarter
Two blocks to Frenchmen Street
In the bohemian, artsy, gay Faubourg Marigny area.
Wi-Fi throughout, ceiling fans.
Cybercafé: a 24" core 2 duo iMac and a printer, scanner and copier are yours to use.
Private courtyard, TV, DVD.
Central Air & Heat.
Mellow clientele, Quiet oasis.

Map of the French Quarter, New Orleans
Recurring Annual Events in New Orleans

New Year's/Sugar Bowl

January

Mardi Gras Week

February

St. Patrick's Day Parade(s)

March

Tennessee Williams Literary Fest

March

Spring Fiesta

March

French Quarter Festival

April

Jazz Fest

April

Greek Fest—Hellenic Center

May

Pride Fest—Armstrong Park

June

French Market Tomato Festival

June

Reggae Festival

June
 

Go 4th on the River (Riverfront)

July

International Piano Competition

August

Southern Decadence (Labor Day)

September

Art for Art's Sake—Julia Street

October

Secret Gardens—French Quarter

October

Swamp Fest at Zoo

October

N.O. Film & Video Fest

October

Voodoo on the Bayou

October

Halloween

October

Celebration in the Oaks-City Park

November–January

Creole Christmas

December

 

Hosts: Ray Ruiz & Dr. Kim Pedersen

Reservations:
Click here to check availability & prices, and to book.

Contact:
Click here to e-mail La Dauphine
Note: STOP! Please do NOT email us to find out information that is readily available on our website, such as availability of dates, prices, breakfast info, distance from French Quarter (consult the map for this). You must actually READ our website. Sorry.

Tel. 1-504 948 2217. Fax 1-504 948 3420

Mailing Address:
2316 Dauphine Street, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA

Price range:
(Non-Event, single or double occupancy)
Nightly: $109–$150 plus tax,
Weekly: $750 plus tax.

Special events, high season & weekend rates are higher.

Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest rates are the highest.

Single Room = One person, one queen-size bed.
Double Room = Two people, one queen-size bed.

No groups, no unregistered guests in rooms overnight, and no small children or pets, please.

Payment: Cash, Travelers Checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and Diners.
No refunds with less than 60 days' cancellation prior to arrival; nor is it permissible to shorten your stay
with less than 7 days' advance notice prior to arrival. A minimum 3 nights' booking and payment are required in advance.

Smoking is available in the courtyard garden
(not in the house).


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Reduced mobility access, La Dauphine bed and breakfast, New Orleans

 

Professional Innkeepers Association of New Orleans, La Dauphine bed and breakfast

© Copyright Ray Ruiz 2013. All rights reserved.
Photo credits: Fleur de lys: By Français: Gouvernement du Québec [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.
Collage elements: Upper left: By Infrogmation of New Orleans (Photo by Infrogmation) [GFDL 1.2 (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/fdl-1.2.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.
Corner building upper middle: Falkue at the German language Wikipedia.
Trombone player upper right: By robbiesaurus (Flickr: TBC Brass Band) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.
Photos presenting La Dauphine: garden, cybercafé, view of garden, video library, after shave, Triptych by Melissa L. Drewry
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