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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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New Orleans Culture

The Fabourg Marigny is the cultural heart of New Orleans. If you want to see the REAL local establishments, this is where you want to be. From old time record and book stores to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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287 reviews 287 reviews
164 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The Fabourg Marigny is the cultural heart of New Orleans. If you want to see the REAL local establishments, this is where you want to be. From old time record and book stores to locally owned eateries, broaden your horizons and step out of the French Quarter. You'll be glad that you did!

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Hoopeston, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Faubourg is where the locals eat, drink and be merry. Avoid the Quarter and the overpriced drinks and over served tourists and meet the heartbeat of NOLA. The local establishments have so much more to offer and they take personal pride in their food and entertainment. No trip to New Orleans is complete without hanging at The Apple Barrel, Snug... More 

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California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
19 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

If you want to get away from Bourbon Street crowds - and you do - this is the place to stay. Find a little B&B and you will be surrounded by lovely little cafes and some really good restaurants.

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Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My friend and I stayed in the Bywater area which is peppered with restaurants and shops. Walked during the day and took cabs in the evenings. An easy walk on Royal to Bourbon, Frenchman and the French Quarter. A great area to get off the beaten path and explore what is New Orleans. I would definitely choose this area again.

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Athens, Georgia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
25 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We stayed in this quirky neighborhood for 2 weeks while visiting New Orleans. It is a cute little neighborhood, and it is very convenient to many awesome spots -- Elizabeth's, cute cafes, corner markets, shopping, the country club (it was still "clothing optional" during this time, lol), and Frenchmen Street is close by. We basically parked the car and rode... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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96 reviews 96 reviews
50 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Faubourg Marigny, like in Paris, France, was developed by a French Nobelman Bernard de Marigny who "subdivided" part of his plantation back in the early 18oo's after the Viex Carre had been established...

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Neighborhood to the west of the quarter. Definitely a nice place to stay but a great place to visit as well! Quaint cafes and this neighborhood is home to Frenchmen St. with the best live music in town!! Worth a visit for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and a trip to Frenchmen St. at night! Local artisans set up booths on... More 

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Baton Rouge
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This area is great for the live music you can find there. More and more people are discovering this area and the "French Quarter" vibe is slowly moving that way. It is still a great place to go to be among locals. Make sure to check out the art market.

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Valley Stream, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I was traveling with a vegetarian and came across a review for Mimi's which seemed very vegetarian friendly which it was! When you enter there is a bar downstairs,with a pool table and too many people smoking but when you go upstairs there is no smoking which we appreciated. There was a live band both times we went. We ordered... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Loved the music surrounding the area and Loved being just a smidgen off the French Quarters. We stayed at the Jazz Suite in the middle of Frenchmen Street. The Mideastern Restaurant down the street took good care of us. And the music, ohh the music.

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