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Faubourg Marigny

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Address: New Orleans, LA
Description: A charming historic district of New Orleans dating back to the early 1800s.
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Faubourg Marigny is a neighborhood in New Orleans

The Marigny is a funky-cool neighborhood that adjoins the eastern border of the French Quarter. Much less bawdy and tourist oriented, there remain many bistros, restaurants, bars... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The Marigny is a funky-cool neighborhood that adjoins the eastern border of the French Quarter. Much less bawdy and tourist oriented, there remain many bistros, restaurants, bars and live jazz venues. Lots of hipster-bohemian flavor, much like Greenwich Village in NYC during the 1950's and 60s. You may feel younger than your years while in the Marginy.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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157 attraction reviews
294 helpful votes 294 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Loved the architecture, music and venues in this area. Was pleasantly surprised after leaving Bourbon Street. Lots of local characters and vendors that take pride in their service. Shotgun houses are so unique and indigenous to this area. Really felt the creole influence. A few areas were questionable but overall a good walk.

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Demopolis, Al
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We took in Frenchmen St. on our 2nd night in NOLA. Sunday night there is always a swinging band playing at the club DBA. Some of the regular crowd will even give you a lesson! The next night we took in a Charmaine Neville show at Snug Harbor. Fun show with audience participation. Best burgers in New Orleans are at... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is still a real neighborhood, with beautiful homes and just the right number of cafes and restaurants. It feels very comfortable and interesting without being overwhelmed by the tourist excesses of the French Quarter, but close enough to access everything.

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Fairhope, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The place is really clean, including the bathrooms. Plenty of space and well appointed. The staff was friendly, the floors, tables, and walls were clean. I did not wonder what was actually on the chair, and I was not afraid to put my backpack on the floor.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The emphasis here in this neighborhood just east of the Quarter is authenticity. This area just oozes old Creole New Orleans. For those of you who enjoy historic architecture, this is a must on your itinerary. Just walk around the streets for a real treat. Don't expect absolutely spotless upkeep. That's not what the Marigny is about. Food and music... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Sweet houses, fun art stores, easy walk through. If you have the time take the stroll.. Enjoy the front porches and small homes

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

If you like history and architecture, this is a wonderful area to see both. Be prepared to walk alot and explore.

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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The area is still pretty rough - bad potholes, run down area with too many stores and shops closed. Too many homes in disrepair - still has a long way to go. Too bad, because the proximity to the French Quarter - excellent. But not worth stating there - or spending much time seeing it.

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MOUNTAIN PINE
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Over 3 years ago also. We stayed at a bed and breakfast for 3 nights then moved to a hotel for the remainder of our 10 day stay. We were with a convention. We walked everywhere from the Bed and Breakfast. Awesome part of New Orleans

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