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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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$80*
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New Orleans City Sightseeing and Hurricane Katrina Small-Group...

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Rapidly gentrifying

This neighborhood wasn't on our list until it was recommended by a local. We enjoyed driving around and viewing row after row of colorfully painted Shotgun Houses. The real... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Foster City, California
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Foster City, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This neighborhood wasn't on our list until it was recommended by a local. We enjoyed driving around and viewing row after row of colorfully painted Shotgun Houses. The real estate prices are a strong indication that this neighborhood is on the upswing.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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37 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Although I am originally from Louisiana, I had not visited New Orleans in almost 10 years, so I was pleasantly surprised by the vibrancy of Faubourg Marigny, which was a new experience for me. It is not yet too touristy, so consider a visit before it becomes just another tourist trap.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Slightly off path, and growing in popularity. Vibrant, and local. Yet a different vibe than French Quarter. Make sure you get there for the music.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

In my 11 years of coming to Jazz Fest I've stayed mostly in the Marigny, Bywater or Treme - away from the noisy crush of the Quarter. The tiny restaurants are wonderful! The quiet streets are so wonderful to walk or bike.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Fun atmosphere for a short time in the evening. Even on a weeknight make reservations. Ate at Snug Harbor--good art, good food. Fun to be at the night time art fair--a small courtyard of funky stuff. So if you like primitive funky stuff from recycled or other things, you may find something here. Also good, artsy fun vegetable prints and... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I lived in New Orleans years ago and it had that slow southern vibe. Not much happened. Not much was going to happen. In parts of New Orleans, post-Katrina, that has changed. The center of that change has to be the Marigny. Restaurants, galleries, music, bars, shopping, biking, street fairs, it all goes on in the Marigny--usually all at once

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Trondheim, Norway
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12 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The Faubourg Marigny is full of beautifully designed and painted shotgun and double shotguns, houses built on the long thin plots of land in New Orleans. Some are fairly dilapidated, but most are being rebuilt or refurbished. Walk through to the Treme.

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Oakwood, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Loved the smaller homes that had already been restored and yearning for a few hardy soles to take on the rest of the fixer uppers. I'm awed by the fantastic restorations with incredible attention to detail. I'm not quite sure if the exquisite homes on Esplanade are part of the marginy or if it just abuts the area. Definitely a... More 

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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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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