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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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Jacksonville, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Wow, what a great place to do some shopping in the open air market place next to the river. Eat at any of the many wondeful restaurants located all along this street and enjoy live music all day long!

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Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Get a little ways out of the French Quarter and appreciate both live music and an appreciable drop off in the number of drunk tourists. Wander from one club to the next listening to some incredibly talented people playing all different kinds of music, or just wander up and down the street and listen to the buskers playing for tips.... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

If you want to get away fro Bourbon St. Take a walk on Frenchmen St. Best music we found. This area if for music and dancing without the drunks of Bourbon St.

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Andover, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

When traveling to new Orleans frenchman st is a late night must do. Great music venues a bit rough looking and plenty of standing room only but the music is worth standing for

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Coral Springs, Florida
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

If you want to experience authentic New Orleans music and culture, skip Bourbon Street and go directly to Frenchman Street. We went to several bars and experienced all the music that New Orleans has to offer!

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Normal, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The entire street is filled with various venues for New Orleans styles (plural) of music, shops, small restaurants, and a seasonal art alley... It has a wonderful vibe and feel. It is nothing like Bourbon street. It is less 'party' and more 'jazzy and laid back'.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Great place, but Tripadvisor's map location points to a completely wrong place. The main action is on the actual Frenchmen St, between Decatur and Royal.

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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went to Frenchmen St to find a restaurant some friends of mine used to own. While the restaurant is no longer there (the building is), we did discover a treasure trove of eclectic art, bistros, people. Night is best time to visit.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Bar after bar with live music and no cover so you can come and go. also a small open air market with local aritsts selling their goods. it stays open to 12-1 am. I would suggest eating before going to Frenchman St. There didnt seem to much in the way of food, just a lot of good music.

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Goldthwaite, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Market was very interesting. Snug Harbour restaurant was very good! We found VASO and listened to awesome blues.

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