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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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One of a kind atmosphere. Something every traveler should experience. We go there at least 2-3 times a year for the past 20 years and still have not seen and done everything... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Paulina, Louisiana
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

One of a kind atmosphere. Something every traveler should experience. We go there at least 2-3 times a year for the past 20 years and still have not seen and done everything they have to offer.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Always love to go to French Quarters when visiting New Orleans. There always something interesting happening on the streets.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Packed full of shops, bars, restaurants, music, big characters and plenty of history and beautiful architecture. Doesn't matter what you are looking for you will find it here. Very safe and friendly so just wander round and discover your favourite places. Streets are themed so you can find one full of bars and noise, another full of art shops and... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I highly recommend taking an official tour of the French Quarter! There is so much history in this area! The Spanish and French architecture is incredible.

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Like the rest of New Orleans, the French Quarter was damaged by Hurricane Katrina and much of it had to be restored. They've done a good job and most of the damage isn't visible although parts along the edges like North Rampart Street and the Esplanade are run down. Nightlife on Bourbon and Royal Streets is as gaudy and brazen... More 

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Columbus, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The French Quarter is a nice, refreshing break from Bourbon Street. It's all very pretty and has some great shopping, especially if you have some money burning a hole in your pockets.

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Gulf Breeze, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Just walking around and seeing the architecture of the buildings is amazing. Plenty of things to do from shopping to bars and restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

They have a bit of everything from just about everywhere. Food is great and do stop at the little circular drink shops they have the BEST Bloody Mary's I have ever had!

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Olathe, Kansas, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I had so much fun walking through the French Quarter. So many shops and places to eat. Once you get to the open air market the possibilities are endless. Always people playing musical instruments entertaining the crowd!

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Let's face it, if you are a tourist,The French Quarter is why you came to New Orleans. It is great to walk along Royal Street and see the antique stores and art galleries. It is great to visit Cafe du Monde for a beignette and coffee or to have lunch at the Acme Oyster Bar or to see Bourbon Street... More 

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