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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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French Quarter History Tour with Cafe Du Monde
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New Orleans French Quarter Walking Tour

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We enjoyed our 4 day stay in the French Quarter, a very active area to stay in New Orleans, from Bourbon st. to Frenchman st. to Canal street, always something to do from one... read more

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Oshawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed our 4 day stay in the French Quarter, a very active area to stay in New Orleans, from Bourbon st. to Frenchman st. to Canal street, always something to do from one corner to the next, loved this area and look forward to our next stay in this area, when we go back to New Orleans

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

No trip to New Orleans is complete without a visit to the French quarter. It is home to world famous bourbon street, jazz joints, and Jackson square to name just a few attractions. Many visitors stay in hotels or guest houses in the quarter. If you do, don't bother renting a car as most everything to see and do in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We followed a free downloadable walking tour route map and instruction to fight with this tour of French Quarter. We took 8 hours (included 2 hours for food and drink time) to cover all labeled spots on the route map. Although the buildings and atmosphere are really unique and special, we never do it again as it is really exhausting...... More 

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Pueblo, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Historical French Quarter was a treat to see but I was very disappointed at how filthy it was! Of course with the alcohol you have all the problems that come with it....drunks passed out on the sidewalks, other drunks urinating in public, etc. I would suggest going through there earlier in the afternoon rather than at night when the freaks... More 

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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I always enjoyed my trips down south. There's nothing like southern hospitality. The staff at the restaurants are usually super friendly and down to earth; and the food seems to be made with nothing but southern love. This was our first trip down to New Orleans (aka NOLA, which stands for New Orleans, Louisiana). Also called 'The Big Easy" ,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

great if you are under 21 and want to visit museums. Most museums open between 9AM and 11AM and close between 4:30 and 6PM.

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Thank Caroline R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good place - lots of nice restaurants even though there are more and more strip clubs on Burbon street. I felt safe even late at night. Lots of nice hotels.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The French quarter is big! Some of it is lovely and well worth taking the time to look at in detail, some of it is just streets. Obviously this is a very touristy area with all the trappings associated with such a place...tshirt shops, high priced poorer quality food and a lot of beggars but it is all very friendly... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My first visit and it was kind of scary. Pan handlers everywhere asking for money, street people sleeping or hanging around everywhere and parts of it doesn't smell very good either. All the shops offer the same stuff and of course the prices aren't great. There was a beautiful Catholic Church or Cathedral you can tour and has daily masses.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We only had three days here but every minute was fabulous! Such a vibrant and impressive place! Lots to do and see. However lots of homeless people that made us very sad at times. But overall a place well worth seeing!

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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.