Decatur Street
Decatur Street
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Neighbourhood: 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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Geoff H
Sissinghurst, UK12,604 contributions
Oct 2022
Decatur Street is a great street to walk down. It seems to have as many restaurants and bars as the more famous Bourbon Street but it does not have the hordes of people. There are interesting shops, like Jazz Funeral, and the French Market but it also has Latrobe Park and historic sights like Bienville Place, with its staue of Jean Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, the Founder of New Orleans, and the statue of Joan of Arc, a gift from the people of France.
Written 23 November 2022
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,408 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Decatur street is packed with shops, bars and restaurants and it’s a tad calmer than Bourbon Street which tends to be mad.
Written 12 February 2022
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bryanmantezoni
Houston, TX2,847 contributions
Dec 2019
This is one of the most entertaining streets to walk around during the day or night. You can see parks, restaurants, shops, street actors and some real statues around this street. I got so distracted that I tripped and fell when I was walking around, please make sure you pay attention to the street and side walks.
Written 13 January 2020
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MKB1701
New York678 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
For my second trip to NOLA, I found myself on Decatur Street far more than I did in the innards of the French Quarter. For starters, it's a prime tourist strip, with access to tours, museums, good restaurants, shopping and bars without much of the sleaze that permeates Bourbon Street. Secondly, it's right on the river and adjacent to Jackson Square and the French Market, so there's a ton of beautiful natural scenery that makes it an attraction all on its own.

With several fine hotels close by or on the street itself, Decatur Street makes for a fine homebase for travellers of all stripes. Definitely worth a walk early in the morning or as the sun sets as well.
Written 1 August 2019
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Mark G
Catonsville, MD3,279 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Decatur Street rivals Bourbon Street as the busiest street in the French Quarter, but it is a different kind of busy. From top to bottom, Decatur is loaded with shops, restaurants, bars, museums and historic sights and historic hotels. There are beautiful little parks,statues and squares as well as the ultimate, Jackson Square where you pick up the horse drawn carriages.There is the Jax Brewery complex,Cafe Du Monde and the French and Farmers Markets were you can get some great Alligator sausage. We spendt a lot of time on Decatur Street and felt safe at all times,day or night.
Written 3 July 2019
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CabinFeverNY
Canandaigua, NY154 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Decatur St. is an interesting street to walk and shop. You can find about anything you need. Lots of neat little shops to explore. Also, a lot of homeless begging for money though.
Written 18 June 2019
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Tula K
Munster, IN146 contributions
May 2019
This is the main tourist venue through the French Quarter. The stretch from Jackson Square through the French Market can keep you busy for hours. Go to Jackson Square and see the artists and then visit St. Charles Cathedral. Return to Decatur Street to see the famous Cafe Du Monde and pop into some of the many shops. For the better souvenir bargains (and some cheap eats) continue up Decatur to the French Market .
Written 30 May 2019
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sashakeena
Vancouver, Canada11,474 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
This street is a "must see" street during your time in the French District. Lot's of interesting shops and restaurants to choose from, allows you access on to the water front walkway or tram cars!
Written 9 April 2019
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LA-Traveler70043
New Orleans, LA311 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
Just a nice stroll or walk along Decatur Street is wonderful, lots of shops and restaurants along the way, as well as specialty type stores to visit, oh, yes, and the bars and lounges if you are thirsty, LOL.
Written 17 March 2019
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Steve_of_N21
London, UK2,267 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
This major street in the French Quarter is probably most famous because it runs past Jackson Square and Café Du Monde. But there’s a lot more to Decateur Street than that.
It starts at Canal Street with the impressive US Customs House and has several different architectural styles housing shops and restaurants. The Jean Lafitte National Park visitor Centre is opposite the Bienville Place Green Space before it reaches Jackson Square and Café Du Monde.
Past the Joan of Arc statue to the French Market and this end of the street begins to get a earthier feel with some interesting tourist shops. But also the music influence creeps in before you get to Frenchman Street and it is at this end of Decateur that you will find music clubs such as BB Kings, The Palm Court and BMC ( Balcony Music Club) before it finally brings you to the New Orleans Jazz Museum.
Written 27 February 2019
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