Faubourg Marigny
Faubourg Marigny
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A charming historic district of New Orleans dating back to the early 1800s.
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SuzieLSU
Rolla, MO85 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Very mixed opinions on the area. Shocked that NOLA doesn't provide an officer evenings. People start about 5:30 and in full swing by 10. Crowd is mixed from middle age to college kids. No place to take your children. Good dinner selection at Aldofos & Snug Harbor. Great music at several locations. Street vendors with cool and strange merchandise. Young adults set up to sell poetry. Lots of "street People" including homeless people. Becoming a very dicey area. We were harassed by a possible homeless man. He wouldn't leave and we didn't know what to do. Another man gave him money and got us all a taxi. Kids on sidewalks with fire shows. Drinking. Marijuana in plain view on Saturday night. Everyone has a dog on leash. Became scary when a girls shepherd mix picked on a guys Rottweiler. Good thing he was in control. Honestly, if you are over 40, take a taxi, listen to music, eat, get in the taxi and go back to your hotel. Until NOLA decides to have a police presence it will only go down hill.
Written December 2, 2012
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kevinrQ8299NK
Orlando, FL12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Faubourg just meaning suburb and Marigny is just a family name? But the name from which is comes is important to NOLA. Bernard Marigny who inherited this area of land from his fathers vast plantation was prone to be lavish. After his fathers death, his uncle sent him away to England in hopes to educate him. While there he was educated in a dice game called Hazards that he liked, but was not really good at. He brought it back to teach his friends and the Americans living in NOLA took notice. They had a slang term for the French and it was to call them Crapaud, Fench menaing toad. This is what they referred to this new game as when he played. We now know it as Craps. He did later accomplish a lot more in his life, but eventually subdivided up this area and sold it off as building lots for homes. NOLA has history in many places. If you visit, try and learn as you go!
Written June 10, 2019
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LadyVivyan
Stonehaven, UK30 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Solo
WHat can I say - hugely disappointed with this area. Run down, vagrants hanging around at street corners, as a lone female traveller I never felt comfortable - I normally go to Miami and Key West every year and certainly have never felt unsafe and I am not your average 60 yr old who goes to bed early with a mug of cocoa! I like the night life and frequently walk back to where I stay in the keys at 2 or 3 in the morning- but staying in NOLA, felt totally vunerable even at 10 at night., definitely would not stay in this area again
Written December 3, 2014
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Valerie S
New Orleans, LA8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Family
And, it is a dangerous neighborhood. Read the city posted review of crime areas and the types of crimes committed for specifics. This is not family or elderly friendly. Trendy, but with proceed with caution.
Written November 21, 2012
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unclelouie
New Ulm, MN1,326 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2011
We decided to stay in the Marigny for our first ever visit to New Orleans. We wanted a real New Orleans neighborhood and not the rowdy French Quarter. Well, it turned out that away from the western half of Bourbon Street the French Quarter was not all that bad but we were very glad that we stayed in the Marigny anyway. It really is a nice middle class neighborhood with lots of B&Bs. Most of the houses are nice middle class homes with a few grand old 19th century homes and some of the latter are now B&Bs. It also has a number of coffee houses and restaurants plus there is Frenchmen Street with it's places to dine and pubs with music. We had a couple of meals in the Marigny and spent time in two of the pubs on Frenchmen and it turned out that several of them were very popular.
The Marigny is the neighborhood adjacent to the east side of the French Qtr across Esplanade Avenue. Frenchman Street is another couple of blocks into the Marigny and we stayed at two different B&Bs another three and four blocks to the east. Both were very good. We felt very safe there at midnight walking back for the evening. I read in a couple of posts on TA that people wondered if it was safe. One had written that they would never walk east of Elysian Fields Ave which is only one block east of Frenchmen. We felt absolutely safe and considering there are many B&Bs scattered through the neighborhood it must be OK.
Written February 20, 2011
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Sharon
Chicago, IL43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The was my 6th time to New Orleans. I can't believe I haven't heard of this neighborhood sooner. Walking distance from the Quarter. Head to Frenchman's Street in the "Mar-In-Nee" You will love it.
Written November 9, 2019
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gyzngalz
New Orleans, LA79 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018
Faubourg Marigny was being gentrified when I returned home to New Orleans after naval service in the early seventies. I knew a doctor who bought single family residence needing a lot of work there in the mid-eighties for only $40,000! I think of this neighborhood as being from Frenchmen Street southward with no clearly defined south boundary, but for many more blocks spanning over Elysian Fields Avenue (which roughly meets Esplanade Avenue at the southeast corner of the French Quarter near the levee/flood wall of the Mississippi River. The houses are close together and there are many examples of shotgun singles and shotgun doubles, refurbished and neglected. These are the houses built after the French Quarter and largely mirror those throughout the city which were built during the very early twentieth century or slight before it. Their architecture is often described as 'Itallianate' and is very popular in New Orleans, nearly always showing the work of Italian artisans on their facades, especially the wood brackets under the part of the roof that covers the porch. It use to be called
'the poor man's Quarter' especially when Italian immigrants populated much of it. Now, it's Faubourg (i.e. 'neighborhood') Marigny and quite a few of the shotgun doubles have been renovated with the center wall removed especially in the front and rear of the houses where 30-foot wide great rooms and dens offer more modern lifestyle opportunities while the facade remains preserved and in tact. FYI: Homes called shotguns in New Orleans owe the expression to the notion that you can shoot a shotgun from the front door through the length of the house and out the back door because, originally, each door to each room aligned with all the other doors from front to back.
Written June 30, 2018
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kythoro
Lexington, SC812 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Solo
Loved the architecture, music and venues in this area. Was pleasantly surprised after leaving Bourbon Street. Lots of local characters and vendors that take pride in their service. Shotgun houses are so unique and indigenous to this area. Really felt the creole influence. A few areas were questionable but overall a good walk.
Written April 17, 2015
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Mark2502015
Hoopeston, IL12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Friends
Faubourg is where the locals eat, drink and be merry. Avoid the Quarter and the overpriced drinks and over served tourists and meet the heartbeat of NOLA. The local establishments have so much more to offer and they take personal pride in their food and entertainment. No trip to New Orleans is complete without hanging at The Apple Barrel, Snug Harbor or any of the other great places. The hotels are much more quaint and reasonable also.
Written January 28, 2015
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nawlinsjim
New Orleans, LA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012
Faubourg Marugny is the neighborhood just adjacent to the French Quarter. Unlike Bourbon St., with its dance clubs and younger crowd drinking too much, Frenchman St is the place to go for music! In a 3-4 block stretch, there are probably a dozen live music venues featuring jazz, rock, blues... Great resturants and bars, in a much safer environment than Bourbon!
Written November 12, 2012
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