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Faubourg Marigny

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Address: New Orleans, LA

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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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.

Reviewed May 17, 2016
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Amarillo, Texas
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Reviewed May 11, 2016

This is an "eclectic" part of NOLA, where the musicians and artsy people hang out. It is not anything special to me. Interesting, and supposed to be the local music hub happening place. I prefer to stay in the French Quarter, although this part of town is slightly cleaner.

Thank Ckcfirst
Amsterdam NY
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49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2016

What beautiful streets to walk around, people are friendly and helpful if you look confused as to where you are, which is easy to do. Quaint houses and nice neighborhood, on Frenchman St some great little jazz clubs.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2016

Faubourg Marigny is perhaps the trendiest area in New Orleans, at present. Day and night, one can find something to enjoy. The architecture is absolutely lovely: so many colors and textures. Each time I visit I see something new architecturally when I stroll through the area. It also hosts many cafes, restaurants and music venues. There is so much to... More 

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Reviewed May 3, 2016

Get away from the tourist in the quarter. Just the other side of Esplanade you will find this cool little enclave. Lots of live music, great food (I like the Praline Connection restaurant) and a cool little pop-up artist market in the evenings.

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Brewster, Massachusetts
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Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Gumbo was excellent, blackened red fish, Cat fish, red beans & rice were all very good as well. Great live music. Service was good as well.

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SF Bay Area
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2016

Not much to see during the day (looks a bit rundown), but it comes alive at night. The evening we were there a live band was playing on a street corner, there was a little art & craft festival going on and the clubs had live bands. It certainly beat Bourbon Street for music.

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Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Expected more from our visit. Nothing to see except a couple of loud bars. Should have gone to Art Museum, next trip. :-(.

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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed April 10, 2016

This area has some very fine Jazz clubs conveniently located and not far from the French Quarter. The area is currently undergoing some restoration and is close to the French Market ( tons of trinkets for sale) and the last stop on the trolley line. We did not but you might get lucky and see Brad Pitt and family. We... More 

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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.
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