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Address: Canal St to Esplanade Ave, Mississippi River to N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA
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The heart and cultural center of New Orleans is the French Quarter, a...

The heart and cultural center of New Orleans is the French Quarter, a must-see for its high energy, rich history, diverse architecture, music, street performers, renowned jazz clubs, lively nightlife and the finest art galleries and restaurants in the city.

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It's Why You Came Here!

The French Quarter is a must see, and should be done first by carriage so you know where to go and what you're seeing, and then by foot so you can experience the shops and the... read more

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been a couple of times now, and it is so dirty and icky. I love the street performers. I love the music. There is so much good food. However, I just do not feel safe. Go during the day, but stay away at night.

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Daphne, Alabama, Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The French Quarter is a must see, and should be done first by carriage so you know where to go and what you're seeing, and then by foot so you can experience the shops and the entertainers.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Always an interesting walk through the French quarters especially at night. Lots going on lots of bars ,places to eat ,lots of good music playing in the clubs/bars.

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Live music and always draws in a crowd. This is exactly where you want to be when visiting NOLA! Just never go to The Krazy Korner bar off Bourbon Street. This bar completely ruined my time in NOLA. The shot girls are disgusting and force shots on you by placing them in their mouths first. They taste awful, no alcohol... More 

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Thank Christopher L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I always enjoy a walk through the French Market on Sunday. Theres always fresh produce, good food, and lots of venders selling just about everything you can imagine. Have fun haggling with the locals for their products.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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French Quarter was pretty cool. I like some of the little stores and restaurants. It is certainly set up for the tourists. The closer you get to Jackson Square the nicer it seems to be. My biggest let down was Bourbon Street. For all the hype it gets, Bourbon Street was kind of dirty and a little run down as... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is definitely a neighborhood to walk around. On our first visit, we enjoyed taking a carriage ride, which gave us a good overview of and information about the area. However, we could really take things in once we were walking around and exploring.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well, it is the French Quarter. So many good restaurants and so many must see spots - I do mean soooo many. Check out the Mardi Graz costumes and pictures above Antoine's restaurant and the wine cellar and Mardi Graz pictures at Arnaud's restaurant. Shopping on Royal Street, the cathedral and everything around it (entertainers, museums, restaurants, and more), Preservation... More 

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What a wonderful place to get the cultural taste of New Orleans! There are street performers, tons of art to see, and the shopping is awesome. There's places to get beads and boas, voodoo dolls, paintings, hot sauce, gator skulls, you name it! We had a blast with family and friends, it's definitely a place to visit

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You get to see the street vendors to the all the local stuff, great place for a people watching hike.

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A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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