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Address: Canal St to Esplanade Ave, Mississippi River to N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA
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Activities: Shopping, Dining, City walk sightseeing, 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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lots of tourist enjoying the food and sounds that we hear about new orleans. street musicians are great, give them a tip, food service is fast and well prepared.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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spring, tx
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

lots of tourist enjoying the food and sounds that we hear about new orleans. street musicians are great, give them a tip, food service is fast and well prepared.

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West Seneca NY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The French Quater was pretty in its own way. The narrow streets almost did not even seem like a street to me. There are many balconies decorated with pretty flowers, etc. Bourbon Street is a sight to see. The smell is almost unbearable. It is dirty compared to the rest of the French Quarter. The one really good place on... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Loved it here, walked and walked, shopped, ate.......ate more! Loved the people, the boutique shops, the architecture, the music.....loved it so much I can't wait to go back

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Tucson, Arizona, Usa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I was uninspired to be returning to New Orleans. I needed to attend a business meeting so here I am. My last visit to Bourbon Street several years prior included seeing hordes of young people blind drunk regurgitating in the gutter with the fragrance of fresh urine everywhere. This trip I made a point of finding accommodations outside the Quarter.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This was just as I had seen on TV and in movies. Lots of fun happening and crowds were not as large as usual due to rainy weather. The Royal Street Stroll was a block over but included the whole French Quarter. Music and street dancing were pretty much the scene.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is a unique and interesting place that should be digested in small doses. I found Bourbon Street to be a frat boy hangout with hardly any original live music, but all the other streets have a mix of old world charm and artists. Plus, really good food of all kinds. If you are looking for music, head to Frenchmen... More 

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Burbank, CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I personally loved the French Quarter. It reminded me of Vegas and Europe being smashed together. It is a lively atmosphere regardless of time of day. Equal parts beautiful, charming, cultured, alive, historic and dirty. There are drunks and alcoholics everywhere so it might not be an enjoyable destination if you are uptight, but there is amazing live music in... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The architecture is beautiful and it's fun to walk around, if you can make it through the crowds. It's just too crowded with very noisy people and too many bridesmaids and drunk frat boys. Explore the French Quarter for a day and then get out to the other, less crowded areas.

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Dallas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Has a feel of a cross between Las Vegas and Europe. Interesting architecture and restaurants. I feel that shopping is limited, but if I want to shop I would go into the business district or Magazine Street.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

May 2015, For The French Quarter tour, we had the same guide as with the Voodoo cemetary, Local Gwen. She lived up to our expectations and provided an excellent, energetic, interesting and historically charged tour. momma kemba

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