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Chartres Street

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Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
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Beautiful shops

My sister and I love to go to Wise Buys on this street. They have beautiful clothes and they also sell hand painted scarves by Ray Cole.. We always make a point to visit when we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I love to go to Wise Buys on this street. They have beautiful clothes and they also sell hand painted scarves by Ray Cole.. We always make a point to visit when we are in NOLA.

Thank CKM1991
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Chartres St. is just off of Bourbon but much nicer to walk down, less dirty & less crowded. It has some nice restaurants, shops & the pharmacy museum too.

Thank BrussoDallas
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Chartres is a cool street in the French Quarter, with a bunch of neat little shops. It's nice to walk dow it, just to look at the buildings and kind of relax and get away from the more hectic parts of the French Quarter.

1 Thank Lindseym15
SF Bay Area
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

This is another fun street in the French Quarter with nice shops and the also the pharmacy museum which is worth a visit.

Thank EBTravelGirl
Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at an Airbnb residence in the Bywater District on Royal Street which made Chartres Street one of our transportation links to Frenchmen Street and the French Quarter. It traverses through neighborhoods along with a mix of restaurants and shops. Most NOLA streets are a rough, pot hole ridden, bumpy ride.

Thank imakorbe
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

This a nice street to pick out little shops to visit. There are a ton of areas to shop, but this is another nice place to check out.

Thank Amy M
Covington, KY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

I'm rating this second to Royal and ahead of Bourbon for a good French Quarter experience. The crowds are more fluid than Royal (many are just heading to and from Jackson Square) and less rowdy than Bourbon. The history is here, too. Many cool buildings, interesting shops and popular restaurants.

Thank CovingtonCat
Pensacola, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

To me every street in the quarter has great places to visit and see. Chartres has some wonderful shops... and there is always something to catch your eye in the windows.. And Food?? well its New Orleans there is great food on just about every corner.. Ask a local for their fav spot

Thank Tnewmark73
Pensacola, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

After walking around the quarter we realized it was getting late, went into Snug Harbor for a burger, found the kitchen closed. Now what?... thank you Pedi-cab guys, especially Mag. She toted us to Chartres st. Had to drop off at the corner due to construction. She told us about this place called DAISY DUKES. Food finally. .. and it... More 

1 Thank Jett2000
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Some good restaurants and shops. More low key than Bourbon and a whole lot less ghetto than Decatur. Make sure to visit the Chartes House for some great bbq shrimp! In October 2015, the entire 100 block (closest to canal) is being torn up and repaired. The road and some of the sidewalk is closed.

Thank Megan G

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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.