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Faubourg Marigny

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Address: New Orleans, LA
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A charming historic district of New Orleans dating back to the early 1800s.

A charming historic district of New Orleans dating back to the early 1800s.

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New Orleans Marigny Neighborhood Tour
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$49*
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New Orleans French Quarter Jogging Tour
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The real thing, not a tourist trap.

This is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, sitting right next to the French Quarter (THE oldest). As happens in many cities, this area previously was in serious... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
davidball2015
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Stroud, Oklahoma
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Stroud, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, sitting right next to the French Quarter (THE oldest). As happens in many cities, this area previously was in serious decline, and was basically a dingy, dangerous slum. However, when the World's Fair came, investors started buying up properties in the French Quarter, displacing the residents who did not want... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Want to know what it's like to really live in New Orleans? Visit "the Marigny". Fun, funky, with great eats and cool music. You can't go wrong. Way, way better than Bourbon St. (as any local will tell you.)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed with some friends in the Marigny. I can tell you that it is the place to be! Close to everything and relatively quiet. We had a marvelous time. There is a little restaurant called Horns on Touro that is a must try!

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Astoria, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

This neighborhood is very residential. We stayed at a B&B and felt right at home. There are lots of lovely homes and some works in progress. There is a street car line going in on St. Claude. We were happy with the proximity of the neighborhood to Frenchmen Street. Felt safe at all hours.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

This area was unknown to me so I wasn't sure of what to expect. The old, original homes, the cafes and the walkability of all of it made it a great location to stay in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Young and hyped neighborhood of New Orleans that is always an unusual slice of New Orleans life. It used to be the up and coming neighborhood, yet AirBNB has all but ruined its vibe. No one wants to live in an area that is transitional. And who are you?

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Wall Township, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

I had such a great time strolling all around this area. Lovely , interesting homes , cool little shops and cafes. I ran into two small food and music . Made me feel like a local. Loved this area.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Just outside the eastern fringe of the French Quarter, this neighborhood is home to several notable clubs that feature local musicians, many of whom are widely known and well regarded. Try Snug Harbor or the Spotted Cat, and look for talent like Ellis Marsalis and his family and other proteges, as well as guys like Trombone Shorty and Jon Cleary,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Stayed at the corner of Esplande and Bourbon. We could walk everywhere with no problem. Spent more time dining and listening to music on Frenchman.

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Murrysville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Great little neighborhood. Must eat a Horn for breakfast or lunch. About a 10 minute walk form the French Quarter. Gives you a good sense of where to native NOLA folks live.

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Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Nestled between the French Quarter and the Ninth Ward, the Faubourg Marigny & Bywater environs are largely residential. Of course, folks around here love to go out and have a good time as much as they do anywhere in NOLA. And if out-of-towners want to join in the festivities, well then so much the better! Home to some of the most revered live music venues in New Orleans, an eclectic gaggle of gourmand dining destinations, and a come-as-you-are vibe that’s as infectious as it is alluring, this is real deal New Orleans oozing with southern hospitality and the promise of a most epic night out. For endless opportunities to boogie, to admire row upon row of lovingly restored homes, and to escape the fray of the more touristic parts of town (but still live it up in grand style) head to Faubourg Marigny & Bywater.