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Frenchmen Street

Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA (Bywater)
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Ranked #7 of 166 attractions in New Orleans
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Nightlife
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Medina, OH
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

If you want to hear authentic jazz and blues, go to Frenchman Street. Wander to each of the bars and find what you like. They don't charge a cover, just need to buy a couple drinks, and tip the bands! They deserve it!

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We ended up at Frenchman's street every night of our trip. The atmosphere was not as raucous as Bourbon Street and the music was excellent.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Teddy from Freewheelin Tours suggested that we visit Frenchmens for real local jazz. Glad we did. Visited 2 bars. Not crowded - not smokey and not expensive. The highlight for me though was the art market. Some really unique pieces and very reasonably priced.

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Verona, Virginia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

The street to go for great music, of all kinds. Start at Snug Harbor and work your way to a more rocking venue. The street often goes all night. There is always great music to be going here. Not to mention the new home of the Louisiana Music Factory.

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Great music on Mondays after you get your Creole fix, its on the edge of the quarter but worth the jaunt. Allow for plenty of time to explore

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Stavanger
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Great music everywhere we went on Frenchmen Street - very lively place and full of people - locals and tourists. Went here every night of our stay

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Snowmass Village, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Lots of real jazz places, it doesn't have the neon and rock that seem to prevail on Bourbon St now. Great feel and great music

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Mistley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Great at night with numerous Jazz bars and restaurants including some amateur musicians playing in the streets

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Metro DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The bars here are about the music, rather than walking around with to-go cups full of alcohol just because you can. After leaving one bar saturday night we walked up the street and found a night market full of artists selling their wares. Don't miss the Maison and the Spotted Cat for good music.

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Lakeland, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This is our second time staying on Frenchmen St. It is the perfect location for getting around New Orleans. A short walk to the French Quarter and the streetcars. A great place to come back to in the evening and go to the many clubs. Last week, while in New Orleans for French Quarter Fest we were fortunate to see... More

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