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The picturesque Garden District is renowned for its grand historic estates. Take a stroll on Washington Avenue where you'll find Victorian mansions. The stunning architecture and lush gardens surrounding these structures make the neighborhood the most elegant in New Orleans. The area is also home to a few notable figures, such as actress Sandra Bullock.
Bibliophiles will want to spend some time at the Garden District Book Shop where signed copies and publishers' promotional materials attest to the many author events held under its roof. The store is half a block from Commander's Palace restaurant — the grande dame of Southern fine dining — and across the corner from Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, the historic graveyard featured in novels by Anne Rice, who also once lived in the Garden District.