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Address: Canal St to Esplanade Ave, Mississippi River to N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA
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The heart and cultural center of New Orleans is the French Quarter, a...

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.

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The French Quarter can have a reputation of getting a bit crowded and overrun with tourists but it is a definite must-see while in the city. It is best to explore the street for... read more

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The French Quarter can have a reputation of getting a bit crowded and overrun with tourists but it is a definite must-see while in the city. It is best to explore the street for its shops/restaurants during the day before the crowds arrive for the bar scene at night.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We spend hours of our mostly annual trips to New Orleans shopping, drinking and sightseeing around the French Quarter. Yes, it's touristy on Decatur during the day and along a lit of Bourbon, especially at night but those areas are easily avoided if that's not your scene. Take in the beautiful old buildings, the cool shops, check out the fun... More 

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As always, the eclectic nature of the French quarter is so interesting... and the shops along royal street remain lovely. However, this visit I found more bums than visitors during the day, and after dark it got quite bad. During the afternoon, at Jackson square the artists out trying to get business were overshadowed by several drunks fighting, spitting and... More 

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I have been coming here for years and I love it every time. And it's always a little different. Fun artists, great music, the best people watching, great shopping all in front of three historical cathedral Or just sit in the park on a beautiful day. Just good for the soul.

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Awesome atmosphere everytime I have been! Something for everyone, lots to see and do! Lots to do for kids. Museums, restaurants,bars, and clubs. Lots of art and Jazz!!! Ooh all that Jazz!!

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I've been to the French Quarter several times over the years. Each time I swear I'll never return. Stayed at the French Quarter RV Resort so that we could visit the WWII museum. The museum is wonderful. Would award 20 stars if I could. BUT. We chose to take the United Cab to and from the venue. It was only... More 

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Most of all french quarter is a place not only of fun, charm and music but also a place of historical "meditation" and confluence of cultures!! One of the best places in USA!!!

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We spent most of our stay in the French Quarter because there's so much to do. Food and drinks, sights to see, and just a great atmosphere as you walk around. Prices are a pretty high since it's a big tourist area, and I'd recommend wearing sneakers or flats, since there are a lot of sidewalks made of bricks and... More 

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Come back, New Orleans! It was okay, but I've been to the French Quarter countless times when I lived there over 20 years ago and it's not all that energetic now. Prices seem real steep, likely due to Katrina

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Not for everyone. Frenchmen street in the French Market better and I would recommend that over the French Quarter

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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