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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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Mardi gras...where else do you go?

So...its a party place during party week full of people who want to party...don't expect culture. Most of the normal tourist shops are closed during mardi gras and it's the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

So...its a party place during party week full of people who want to party...don't expect culture. Most of the normal tourist shops are closed during mardi gras and it's the pubs and clubs that are open. The floor will be covered in beads and beer. But that's what it's meant to be during this week. DO NOT TAKE CHILDREN IN... More 

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Austin, Texas
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Fun as always and again great job New Orleans! Can't wait to get back. My husband's first trip and he had a great time. As always, more to see and do than time allows.

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The French Quarter lived up to expectations. Crowded, noisy, pungent 😤, but a not to be missed part of history! Not well suited to wheel chairs or stroller for long distances since many sidewalk areas are uneven. Would not recommend you wear flip flops due to copious amounts of uncertain liquids in many spots😦

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Plainfield, Illinois, United States
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The French Quarter is a mix of architecture, art, food, drinks, and is the heart of the city. The buildings are beautiful and after one trip I fell in love with this city! Hubby and I are coming back soon for a trip and the French Quarter is definitely in our travel plans. Check the other Trip Advisor listings for... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Most people who visit New Orleans go for the food and nightlife on Bourbon Street. It doesn't disappoint. Even if you just walk around to people watch, it's something else.

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Reston, Manitoba
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing place! Loved the rich history and architecture of the buildings. Loved the music on the streets and the eateries and bars that were open to the street and the vibe that flowed through!

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Gilroy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The French Quarter is a magical place. Not only an experience but you feel the spirit. There is so much history and so much to see. Can't beat the food.

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Temple Hills, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Oh my goodness what can you say about Mardi Gras is something to see. Parades every day you need to get up early to get a good seeing spot and then all night long is just party in the street. This visit is one of the gifts to my husband birthday he is enjoying it very much

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When you go to New Orleans, especially the first few times there will be no way you will miss the French Quarter. And even after a few trips we always end up around here one way or another just because there are really a lot of good bars and restaurants, it's got a lot of music, and it's centrally located.... More 

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Dodge City, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a fun place, there is a party going on everyday. The French Quarter has many bars, shops, hotels,has something for everyone.

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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.