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French Quarter

Address: Canal St to Esplanade Ave, Mississippi River to N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA (French Quarter)
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Ranked #13 of 456 things to do in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks & points of interest, Flea & street markets, Historic walking areas, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Activities: Shopping, Dining, City walk sightseeing, Walking
Owner description: The heart and cultural center of New Orleans is the French Quarter, a...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks & points of interest, Flea & street markets, Historic walking areas, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Activities: Shopping, Dining, City walk sightseeing, Walking
Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I loved the French Quarter. I explored with my dad and also solo. Always something new and interesting to stumble upon. If in New Orleans, it's a necessary place to go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I went to New Orleans with my friend. We absolutely adored all the shops, art, music and food you can find in the Quarter.... but there are some downsides for those who might be looking for a less rowdy time. Bourbon street becomes a zoo at night. There are a lot of drunk people, and walking around with drinks is... More 

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wichita
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I have been in the French Quarter for the last couple of days felt comfortable walking around looking at the tourist areas some police presence in the area but not to extreme. Tons of shops all selling art and t shirts and just about anything that they can. French Market was like a flea Market with every one selling something... More 

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Tralee, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

A visit to New Orleans is something you have to do ounce But it is best suited to groups visiting Not as lively as they like to think Lots of beer alright but in plastic glasses Nice restaurants Beware of beggars and con artists

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I had worried that it would all be Bourbon St....not so at all. More intriguing restaurants than we could count (or ever try)...a half block off Bourbon, all was quiet and calm, no matter what street we were on. People were gracious everywhere. A lovely place.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

very nice time ..people are nice and everything ....but the thing is start your visit by eating somewhere because the garbage and urine smell is tough for some people for first time you will go near cigar smell and like it if you eat before (many great restaurants) you will enjoy music a hand grenade or Daiquiri and of course... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

While I made sure not to get caught in the "tourist traps", I must admit the French Quarter, specifically Bourbon Street is like no other place I've been. I enjoyed the vibe. I liked walking around at night. I appreciated the street musicians. I went during Mardi Gras, but only caught 1 parade, in Metairie, except for the spontaneous ones... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

It's a shame the NO is defined by the French Quarter. There is so much more to see and do there. We have decided it's better to stay elsewhere and venture in for an hour or two. We will spend more time in the Garden District, or the Warehouse/Arts district in the future, for example...

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Holmes Chapel, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Everyone should go here at least once - great restaurants - great bars - live music - seedy dives - whatever takes your fancy you'll find it in the quarter ! OK Bourbon Street is a bit rough around the edges but one block either side is just as good without the debauchery. The artists and live shows on Jackson... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Enjoy days and nights exploring the French Quarter, its a great summary of what New Orleans can offer

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