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Address: Canal St to Esplanade Ave, Mississippi River to N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA
Phone Number: 5044731057
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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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Love the French Quarter!

It really is like being in an old European city. There are so many fabulous restaurants and little shops to browse through. I get that it is "touristy" and you will pay a bit more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Canton, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It really is like being in an old European city. There are so many fabulous restaurants and little shops to browse through. I get that it is "touristy" and you will pay a bit more for most things, but I still highly recommend the area for it's history and culture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visiting the French Quarter is, of course and essential NOLA stop. I recommend taking the Free Tours by Foot French Quarter tour as well as the Voodoo tour to help you get the most out of this exciting area of the city.

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Thank Ashley G
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great area to look at the architecture of the buildings and history of the city. A good family walk in the daytime. The children enjoyed the characters in costumes and the various venues.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The French quarter was beautiful and we enjoyed walking around and trying new food and coffee during the day. The place got dirty toward the evening and got worse at night. A lot of trash were left on the streets. We encountered many mouse when we walked around. At one point, I was concerned about my safety while I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place plenty to do outside or inside with kids in the day time and a fun adult atmosphere at night cafe du monde is a great treat for the kids

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Cartersville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a fun place to walk and sight see different shops and people. You can buy everything from Voo Doo Dolls, to Mardi Gra Mask.

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Thank Susan H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

there is something for everyone in the French Quarter. Wander around and check out as much as possible. It changes completely at night I would not recommend taking children late at night, but yes during the day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Street bars with jazz bands, plenty of market stalls and bargains galore. An absolute MUST when visiting New Orleans. In fact, go at least twice...to make up for what you missed first time round.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The French Quarter is very unique to the USA. It seems like you've traveled back in time to a different era, maybe even another country. While it has an old world charm by day, the nightlife is extreme chaos. Be aware of your surroundings and your property. Most of all join in the fun! We were there for our son... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to spen a few days walking around,parks street venders, plenty of shops and street performers and dining options, grab a frozen drink and wander around enjoying the scenery.

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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.