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Chartres Street

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I was trying to get as close as possible to Jackson Sq and St Louis Cathedral - my GPS took me down various cool narrow streets and I ended up at Chartres St. There is premium... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was trying to get as close as possible to Jackson Sq and St Louis Cathedral - my GPS took me down various cool narrow streets and I ended up at Chartres St. There is premium parking here and it's a very short walk to the main tourist sites. The shops on Chartres St were great -all local shops (no... More 

Thank BigMerk
Hayward CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Great street for unique shops and people watching...even in the rain! People are nice. Shop keepers - esp at Loom Works are very friendly and welcoming. The shop cats are an added bonus! Loom Works has great hand made crafts and high end products! Well worth the price! Fabulous old world crafts! Lots of great shops!

Thank Kj P
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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.

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SF Bay Area
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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.

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Covington, KY
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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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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