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Frenchmen Street

Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA (Bywater)
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Ranked #9 of 172 attractions in New Orleans
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Nightlife
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We were entertained by a jazz group playing on the street corner that was wonderful, vibrant, young, and fun. We were with teens so there were a lot of places that we had to stand in the street to listen to their music. I would have given Frenchmen Street a 5 if we had been able to get our teens... More

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Purchase, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

There's only one Bourbon Street so you need to see it but do it briefly because it's pretty nasty and overpriced. For an authentic local music experience go 2 blocks outside of the French Quarter to Frenchman Street where you will find several great music club and restaurants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A host of great choices for food and great music. Not family friendly and a little scary walking to and from at night. You'll hear some great music though!

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Decatur, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Small street but worth the walk. Liked the Spotted Cat club for live music. Plenty of clubs with no cover during the week.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This part of town is at the end of Bourbon street and tuning perpendicular yo it. This is a more family friendly erosion of Bourbon street very interesting shops, bars and restaurants.

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Flowery Branch, Georgia, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

During a 3 days trip in NO, we visited 3 time this street. The first time quickly on the Wednesday evening,and we heard music from each of the restaurant. We decided to come the day after in the afternoon and while it is still nice street, there is not the same atmosphere. We decided to come at 7pm and have... More

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Canberra, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Get yourself OUT of Bourbon St and head here for some KILLER jazz w/ banjos and clarinets. See the dancers appear from the shadows and entertain the crowds.

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Springfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Lots of great music! Not far off of the French Quarter. We were told it would be best to take a taxi - but opted to walk and didn't have any problems.

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Pekin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Frenchmen Street was a lot of fun! Many bars and live music everywhere. I preferred this area to Bourbon Street and the French Quarter. Although I enjoyed the French Quarter area, Frenchmen Street was very nice!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Still a great place to go party in New Orleans, but didn't find it to be as obnoxious as Bourbon can get late at night. Found plenty of places with great drinks and live music!

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