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New Orleans

New Orleans was a city in the United States of America. It was located in the state of Louisiana. (PROSE: The City of the Dead)


Mardi Gras was an annual carnival in New Orleans, during which people would dress in masks and costumes. (PROSE: Mardi Gras Massacre) Gumbo was a dish commonly served in the city. (PROSE: Mardi Gras Massacre, PROSE: The City of the Dead) The Eighth Doctor also ate grits in the city, crushed together with rice cakes and maple syrup. (PROSE: The City of the Dead)


The Lankester sailed to New Orleans from Madagascar every year up until its sinking in 1901. Incidentally, 1901 was also year during which the Sixth Doctor and Peri Brown took a trip aboard the Lankester to journey to New Orleans. (AUDIO: Cryptobiosis)

In 1932, the Sixth Doctor and Peri Brown visited New Orleans during the Mardi Gras festivities. (PROSE: Mardi Gras Massacre)

COMBINE was founded in New Orleans in the 20th century. (PROSE: Heart of Glass)

In 2003, the Eighth Doctor, Fitz Kreiner and Anji Kapoor visited New Orleans. (PROSE: The City of the Dead)

Notable people[]

Honoré Lechasseur was from New Orleans. He was a time sensitive detective helped by the Doctor. (PROSE: The Cabinet of Light)

Behind the scenes[]

The Two Doctors was originally suggested to be set in New Orleans. However, Robert Holmes felt that it had little merit as a setting. The idea was quashed when funding was pulled. After dismissing Venice because it was too expensive, the production team decided upon Seville in Spain.

Location information

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Though it's possible that a real world location doesn't exist in the same geographic space in the Doctor Who universe, such cases are few and far between. Thus, the map at right is probably a good indicator of the DWU location of New Orleans.