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“Part of the Post Hurricane Katrina Tour” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Faubourg Marigny

Faubourg Marigny
New Orleans, LA (Faubourg Marigny & Bywater)
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New Orleans Marigny Neighborhood Tour
Ranked #39 of 315 things to do in New Orleans
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Owner description: A charming historic district of New Orleans dating back to the early 1800s.
DEER PARK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Part of the Post Hurricane Katrina Tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

The (Post) Hurricane Katrina Tour was about 2 -3 hours in a shuttle bus (i believe it was operated by Grey Line Tours). We visited Faubourg Marigny, the Lower 9th Ward, Lake Pontchartrain, etc as part of the tour. We saw a number of rebuilding projects and parts still devasted by Katrina. the Tour, though a little expensive in terms of activity fees, was well worth it. It was very good that our tour guide/driver was a native of the area. He added some personal stories relevant to the time before and after Katrina, that just made the tour more interesting and real. Very good tour and good way to see Faubourg Marigny and other parts of New Orleans. Would likely do it again.

Visited February 2012
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Geismar, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Mixed, mixed! Be safe!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

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.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Faubourg Marigny is more hype than soul”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

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.

Visited November 2012
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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“Frenchman St and the Faubourg Marigny”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 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!

Visited August 2012
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Sanford, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Amost a mirror image of the French Quarter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Marigny, as it is called in New Orleans, is located just across
Esplanade behind the French Quarter. The Marigny is home to many fine restaurants and has truly become a sought after location for entertainment and dining by locals and tourists alike.

Visited February 2012
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