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French Quarter

Canal St to Esplanade Ave, Mississippi River to N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA (French Quarter)
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Ranked #16 of 172 attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Neighborhoods, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Flea/ Street Markets
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... more » 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. « less
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Chicago, Illinois
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104 reviews 104 reviews
33 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The French Quarter is exactly what I pictured. Adorable terraces and cobblestone streets. The Quarter is full of every kind of bar and restaurant you could ever want! There are also a ton of wonderful galleries and souvenir shops. Must see location in NOLA.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I liked the atmosphere of the French Quarter. I had been to New Orleans before, and it was just like I remembered it. The musicians on the streets, the courtyards, etc.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I love the sights, sounds and favors of the French Quarter. It is unique and lively and the food.....aaah, some of the best in the nation.

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Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Lovely old houses, interesting streets and music everywhere. Just walking around, you come across talented buskers and great bars. Loved it.

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Miami
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

On every street there is an open bar! My best friend and I walked down the street seen characters and interesting stores, tried new foods and jus had a good old time! have fun and be responsible!

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Calgary, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Well, when we go back to New Orleans, we will not stay in the French quarter again. Almost this entire area is more like Vegas than anything else. You go from Bar to Restaurant to Bar to Restaurant to Bar to Restaurant and shop in between. We were there more for the history and architecture and the jazz music, but... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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275 reviews 275 reviews
75 attraction reviews
309 helpful votes 309 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My title certainly describes Bourbon Street, the center of the French Quarter (Especially the first 3 adjectives), and much of New Orleans as well. But It is a unique city...incredibly unusual for the South in its libertarian spirit and for any American location...but really a world city. The architecture, music, street life, street musicians, art, antiques, hotels, b&bs , funk,... More

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Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Great way to find out all the history of the French Quarter. It also encompassed a local cemetery. Guide was knowledgable, and funny.

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Suamico, Wisconsin, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

You have to take a carriage ride around the French Quarter to experience the true character. There is Bourbon Street and then there is the rest of the French Quarter. The history and architecture that you learn about on the ride is a walk back in time.

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Killen, Alabama
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Parts of the French Quarter are dens of sin and vice. If drinking, philandering, and debauchery are your thing, then you'll love this place. We walked down Bourbon Street on a Saturday morning and witnessed shop owners hosing vomit off the street and waking up drunkards who spent the night sleeping in the gutter. I recommend you stay close to... More

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