Find great value on Airtran Airways flights from ATL to MSY when you book with CheapOair! From watching street performers at the French Quarter's Jackson Square to picnicking on the shores of Mississippi River, New Orleans is one of the enjoyable destinations to explore. New Orleans is the largest city and the metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana. Named after Orleans, a city situated on Loire River in Centre, France, there is so much to see and explore in this city. Art enthusiasts should check out the New Orleans Museum of Art. Established in 1911, it is one of the oldest fine art museums in the city. It is home to 40,000 objects from Italian Renaissance to the modern era. For shoppers, New Orleans is no less than a paradise. Buy jewelry from the French Market. After shopping, dig into baked goods at New Orleans Cake Café & Bakery.