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“Vieux Carre” 5 of 5 stars
Review of French Quarter

French Quarter
Canal St to Esplanade Ave, Mississippi River to N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA (French Quarter)
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Ranked #18 of 165 Attractions in New Orleans
Type: Neighborhoods, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping, Dining, Walking
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Owner description: The heart and cultural center of New Orleans is the French Quarter, a must-see for its high energy, rich history, diverse architecture, music, street performers, renowned jazz clubs, lively nightlife and the finest art galleries and restaurants in the city.
Blue Ridge, Georgia
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“Vieux Carre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

This .66 square mile (78 square block) area was established 295 years ago (1718). It is 3 feet above sea level and is bordered on the east by the Mississippi River and on the south by Canal Street. In the heart is historic Jackson Square with the St. Louis Cathedral and the venerable statue of Andrew Jackson on horseback. Some of the famous restaurants and bars are Cafe du Monde (Chickory coffe and beignets), Brennans (bananas foster), Pat Obriens, etctera. There are numerous live music bars, and interesting shops. The river walk is wonderful. The paddlewheeler "Natchez" is right there. I'd book a hotel in the area because parking is expensive.

Visited February 2013
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“A Must See!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

There is not an option for you not go here during a visit to New Orleans. This section of town is filled with history and lovely European Architecture which is actually Spanish in design and not French. There is much to do, see, and plenty of restaurants and bars. Go during the day to get some history in and then return at night to let loose and have some fun. I've been to the Quarters during very busy periods of times to random weekends throughout the year and it never fails to entertain. Definitely a unique place and no where like it in the US!

Visited February 2013
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Helsinki, Finland
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“Great place to hang out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

I really love those old buildings and the European architecture of French Quarter. Lots of great live music, nice restaurants and bars. With a guided walking tour you'll learn the fascinating history of the city as well.

Visited January 2013
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Fort Worth, TX
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“LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the French Quarter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

This is the best place to walk around and learn the history and see the sights. Stay off of Bourbon street if you have children because of the sexually explicit places. Otherwise, this is a family friendly place with lots to see and do. We discover something new everytime we go to NO. I want to move here so bad.

Visited March 2012
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North West
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“Interesting!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We were a little apprehensive after a longish walk along dim streets and were unsure of exactly where it was okj to go. Asked for place to eat and we were told to go to Coops Bar. This was very busy and the food was good but if you are looking for fine dining this is not for you. Lots of the bars /eating places look rather grubby from outside you have to ignore this and go with the flow (atmosphere).

Visited January 2013
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