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With all the construction on Bourbon Street, it's hard to get from one point to another. We dropped down two streets to Chartres and were able to move through the French Quarter with ease. The shops, bars and cafes are worth a diversion from the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RobbieB935
Reviewed October 18, 2018

There is such a variety of shops on the street, from trinkets and souvenirs, to gems and jewelry. Strolling the street is amazing. It doesn't have the crowds that some of the other streets do as well so if you aren't into the mob scene,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank RaceRider
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Different to Bourbon Street, not so crowded and noisy and gets more interesting as you make the long walk.Some lovely old homes and architecture if you make it to the Faubourg Marigny area.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful architecture, well kept, lots to see. Lots of history and not too crowded during the early part of the day—but SO VERY HOT in August!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank P5_Crazy_Train
Reviewed July 9, 2018

My hotel was right off of Chartres; this was the main drag I took up and down to my conference during my stay in NOLA. The street is lined with beautiful homes, a range of fantastic dining options, great shops, and was safe at 6...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank MKB1701
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

I'm usually on a bicycle, but seems to me, Charters is about the 3rd busiest in FQ. Good for walking and exploring. Rarely venture onto Bourbon, unless I absolutely have to, but love ROYAL and Chartres. BOTH have many fine dining establishment bars, boutiques, both...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 26, 2018

Chartres crosses the French Quarter from Southwest to Northeast, passing in front of St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square. it is lined with shops, restaurants, hotels and bars and is a cleaner version of Bourbon street. Some of the shops are the nicest in the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed April 9, 2018

Leave the hustle and bustle of Bourbon Street by strolling (something you can't do on crowded Bourbon street) down this pleasant thorough fair that cuts through the heart of the French Quarter. Restaurants and shops dot this street but the crowds don't. On Chartres you...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Nocke
Reviewed April 1, 2018

This street has interesting shops and art galleries. It is one of my favorite streets in New Orleans.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Lucydog53
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Great NOLA architecture and lots of galleries to pop into for art or antiques. Similar to Royal, but smaller shops. Great street to walk down and check things out. The king of Cajun cooking Paul Prudhommes ...K Paul’s Kitchen is on this street and highly...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Chartres Street (1 Replies)
The hotel where we are staying is on Chartres Street. Any info on where it is near etc.
May 06, 2006|
Response fromCajunWave|
Chartres is a very long street but generally runs through the French Quarter (100-1300 blocks) and the Faubourg Marigny (1400-3000 blocks). Wherever you stay, you'll be centrally located.
Danbury, Connecticut
Wondering about the safety around this area of NO? (2 Replies)
I will be meeting up with a few girlfriends in New Orleans and we have reservations at Le Richelieu. It's on Chartres Street between Gov. Nicholls and Barracks. We hope to walk to a lot of the Quarter sites. How safe is this area for women traveling alone? Thanks for any info you can provide
January 21, 2009|
Response fromworldtraveler786|
It's perfectly fine during the day. At night I hesitate to suggest that it's okay for single females to walk around quieter parts of the city, including the French Quarter where Le Richelieu is, but if you're in a group, you'll be fine. Stick to the main roads and use caution late at night!
Dearborn, Michigan
New Orleans trip-March 17-22-Day 2 (7 Replies)
Great nights sleep thanks to room darkening curtains. Up and out of the room about 9am. There are really no restaurants on the Harrah's hotel property-closest thing would be a coffee stand as you go to the casino and then the buffet in the casino. We don't need much for breakfast so just headed to the MacDonalds on Canal street-definitely a place for people watching. Some of the homeless spend some time here but management is good about keeping them moving. Saw many families with kids in...More
March 23, 2016|
Response fromcajunyank|
Good thing you didn't see the bathrooms or kitchen at Fiorello's.