Napoleon House

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Mayor Nicholas Girod had the Napoleon House built; it was finished in 1815, and was meant to be a residence for Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon, however, never lived here. Now a restaurant, bar and reception hall, the building is said to be haunted by spirits who have been reported to blink the lights and shove unsuspecting folks in the back.

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    500 Chartres St
    New Orleans, LA
    United States

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    29.95585142682199, -90.0650728940991
    Orleans Parish, Louisiana
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    1. Visited New Orleans this past week. Walked through the French quarters and before that visited monteleone hotel . The bar was cool , loved the scene . As I was walking some more I found napoleon house , Only took 2 shots . A pic of the front door and a another picture of the sign . I notice this place was establish 1797. Now a bar and cafe. But I didn’t have time to go in. As I zoomed in the other night on the sign picture, I notice something strange . Looks like a double face next to the wall second floor . Looks like one big face(skull) and a little face . Or it could be two faces . I am sure it’s a sign of paranormal activity . I never have seen a ghost in my pictures . This is def .something to hold on to .freaky

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