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Faubourg Marigny

New Orleans, LA (Bywater)
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Ranked #14 of 171 Attractions in New Orleans
Type: Neighborhoods
Description: A charming historic district of New Orleans dating back to the early 1800s.
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Missouri City, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Nice and quiet local neighborhood. What a great place to look at the vintage Louisiana residential architecture. Browse the streets and meet many of the locals. Some of the best local grub can be found here as well.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It is not as old as the French quarter, but is very interesting. It is just on the other side of Esplanade, which is the edge of the french quarter opposite of Canal Blvd. There are quite a few good restaurants that are very reasonably priced. Frenchman Street is the place to go for "real" current New Orleans music. to... More

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Merion Station
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

music, food, and different types of venues that change every night. You could stay in this area all week and here most of the artists in New Orleans.

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We stayed in a holiday rental in the Faubourg Marigny area- just on the edge of the French Quarter. It's an area of "elegant decay". The buildings are being refurbished slowly and the locals are absolutely lovely but be cautious at night. Take a cab home from wherever you have been and you will be alright. It's prudent to be... More

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Miami, Florida
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119 reviews 119 reviews
59 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Just on the other side of the French Quarter, near the French Market and passed Esplanade is an old neighborhood called Faubourg Marigny. This neighborhood is kind of seedy but there are lots of bars and venues for jazz and live music. During the day, you can walk around the streets to shop in the arty boutiques and eat in... More

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Ft Madison Iowa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is an area of New Orleans that has really improved since 2005. Beside Frenchman St at night there are several little cafés and coffee houses, B&B's etc. little shops and stores. Nice homes very relaxing strolling through the area in the daytime. It's just a short walk from the French Quarter.

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Kansas City MO
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Great music with many places not charging a cover. Close enough to my hotel I felt safe walking there

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Austin, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

One of the treasures of NOLA but not a typical tourist destination. Its a neighborhood with eclectic houses, neat food joints, and couple of strange sights, some art, some sculpture and some edge.

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Gloucester City, New Jersey
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84 reviews 84 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My daughter lived here for a year. It's a great eclectic neighborhood. Wonderful shotgun houses, great little restaurants and funky shops. Was treated to a great spontaneous gay easter parade on easter day. Be sure to visit the Mardi Gras Zone. It's a great local market with a good selection of cooked foods and Mardi Gras supplies upstairs. Forget the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

People can get wrapped up in the main attractions of NOLA and forget that people actually live there. We stayed in the Marigny for a long weekend and fell in love with New Orleans a little more. There are some great restaurants like Who Dat Cafe and The Three Muses as well as musical hot spots on Frenchmen Street.

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