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Frenchmen Street

Address: Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA (Bywater)
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French Quarter Walking Tour
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Ranked #9 of 163 Attractions in New Orleans
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Nightlife
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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214 reviews 214 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I wish we had gone out to Frenchmen Street earlier in our trip. We went on our last night and had a great time walking around listening to great music. We went into Maison and had a fabulous time listening to a Zydeco band and watching people dance. It was much better than watching drunks on Bourbon Street. I would... More

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montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

go here at night to watch local bands come together and play. bars, street. its quaint and lovely. better than the chaos of bourbon

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The much better alternative to Bourbon St. Good restaurants and music to choose from. We had a good meal at Snug Harbour (although the girl on the door was a bit dismissive), with excellent live music filtering from the back room.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Frenchmen Street was so exciting at night, with music coming from every doorway it seemed, in addition to buskers on street corners. Everyone was happy, and why not - plenty of good restaurants and cafes to choose from, and music, music, music. Perfect!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Has replaced Bourbon Street for great jazz. I highly recommend the clubs on this street. A fun place but very bohemian

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seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Didn't have a ton of time to explore but we saw two acts in two clubs and another brass band performing on the street. Lively atmosphere and the quality and value seemed very good overall.

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seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

this was a very popular area that the locals go to hang out with lots of music places and art . the local artists and musicans go into the street and sell there stuff...

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This is my favorite street in all of New Orleans. Not only is it beautiful.it has the best Jazz clubs in the entire city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Many first time travelers do not go past Bourbon Street and only hear the bands dedicated to making the tourists happy. To hear the creative elements of New Orleans music, a stroll down Frenchment Street is needed. Bourbon street reminds me of a typical chain buffet restaurant; a little of everything, but nothing special. To see and hear the real... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Once you hit Frenchman St you are in the real NOLA! It's still loud and fun and full of music but less drunk people!

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