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French Quarter

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Address: Canal St to Esplanade Ave, Mississippi River to N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping, Dining, Walking
Description: 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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There are many reviews on the attractions, the food, the weather and even the casino. My review is about the people of New Orleans in the French Quarter. It is ironic the Crescent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

There are many reviews on the attractions, the food, the weather and even the casino. My review is about the people of New Orleans in the French Quarter. It is ironic the Crescent City welcomed my granddaughter and I with a beautiful crescent moon and a sky bright with stars this week. As I drove into the city on I-10,... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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577 reviews 577 reviews
228 attraction reviews
259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

You can't miss walking around in this area when you're in town. Most likely, this is the exact reason that you're in New Orleans. It's sometimes hard to believe that this enclave is in the US, there doesn't seem to be a building code that's been followed for decades; the sidewalks are most definitely not wheelchair friendly, if a person... More 

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Viera, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The area seemed to be rather sleazy. Strip joints and bars. During the day, the lack of street/sidewalk maintenance was amazing. At night, the streets can become rather congested with drunk and disorderly.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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196 reviews 196 reviews
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

If you are a lover of all things classic about New Orleans than don't miss out on the French Quarter! My husband and I recently went there on our second honeymoon. We had a fun and lively and memorable time! If you can afford it staying in a hotel in the French Quarter is so much fun because you can... More 

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Sandpoint
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

A culture within a culture. Make sure you find time to do at least one walking tour of the French Quarters of St. Louis Cemetery #1. Either one will give you a greater appreciation for the "culture within a culture".

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Lampasas, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
4 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

No matter how many times we go to the Quarter I continue to feel a sense of history and am charmed by the old timey French architecture. It has an atmosphere not duplicated anywhere else in the New World. Even with all the scruffiness, touristy crap and drunks barfing in the street it exerts a pull that keeps us coming... More 

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Cleveland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

During the three-and-a-half days I spent in New Orleans, I probably walked through the Quarter for a total of almost 10 hours. There's something for everyone, whether it's amazingly talented street musicians, micro-brews, foodie havens, mouth-watering confections, upscale shops, downscale shops, architectural variety, landmarks, historical sites, or pocket green spaces. The Quarter is the oldest part of the city, and... More 

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Jamestown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The food, the bars, the people, the sites... The French Quarter is everything it is cracked up to be! If Bourbon street isn't your thing, quieter, interesting streets are right around the corner.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The French Quarter is full of history and awesome architecture that has withstood time. It is a walk back through time with mostly all the original buildings and their antique splendor and rich histories. There are so many restaurants and shops to visit. There is something for everyone. The main streets are filled with touristy places but a block or... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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70 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We are staying here and love the buzz of the whole place. Bourbon and Frenchman Street are pretty dead during the day but boy do they know how to party in the evenings. Jazz Fest has just started so streets are closed off and there is live music everywhere. Traffic chaos so walking everywhere which is easy here

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