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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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Little Piece of History

There is always something to see or do right in the French Quarter! I absolutely love it here - some great restaurants, historic spots, and more! You can walk through or ride... read more

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Dothan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is always something to see or do right in the French Quarter! I absolutely love it here - some great restaurants, historic spots, and more! You can walk through or ride through, parking may be a little difficult but there are a number of affordable parking garages within walking distance.

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Canandaigua, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The French Quarter is an absolute must see part of New Orleans. If the decadence of Bourbon St is not for you there's the beauty and history of a Jackson Square. There's a zillion cafe's and restaurants as well as the wonderful riverfront. There's great shopping and the best people watching anywhere. You haven't seen New Orleans if you haven't... More 

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Crystal River, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We just spent a week in NOLA and the surrounding areas, and we spent a disproportionate amount of time in the French Quarter, but it's just got so much to see and enjoy! The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because it is VERY dirty. This can be quite a turn-off if you are not expecting it. I... More 

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Leverett, MA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The French Quarter seems to have changed from my recollection of about 20 years ago. I recall a more pleasant collection of stores, bars, etc. Many places had good jazz. There seems to have been a migration toward less quality and more things of tourist interest. I was disappointed.

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Warren, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

go street by street, stop in here for a drink, there for a snack, over here for music. Wonderful! You will need reservations for dinner, no matter what night it is. But thought Bourbon street was for the amateur drunks ... good if you like that kind of environment. :-)

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We could spend days and weeks in the Quarter. There's always some new corner to explore, or some old building we hadn't noticed before to research. People watching and listening to musicians in front of the Cathedral is always a delight. It's really an inexpensive place to hang out!

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My family stayed in the French Quarter for 2 nights. The buildings are unlike anything I have seen in the USA. If you want to walk around with a beverage most place sell drinks to go. Lots of fun to be had. Eating, drinking, and shopping on Royal.

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the neighborhood is beautiful, the buildings very well maintained. The only down side is that is crowded all the time. Parking there is very expensive, so you need to park either further away or take public transportation to get there. Also do not recommend driving, traffic is bad, very bad, and I come from Chicago...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The French Quarter is a great place to visit. There are plenty of excellent restaurants, bars, and upscale dining options to suit any taste. There are lots of souvenir shops and very good art in Jackson Square. There are lots of street performers who are very entertaining. A few bums and street people, but no more than any other city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent 4 nights last week in the FQ...Our hotel, the Royal Sonesta was a marvelous accomodation with a great Jazz Club and restaurants. Unfortunately it was on Bourbon Street which is the only place in the FQ that I have nothing good to say anything about. We walked and used the Riverfront Streetcar to venture throughout the area. We... More 

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French Quarter
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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