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Address: Canal St to Esplanade Ave, Mississippi River to N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA
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The heart and cultural center of New Orleans is the French Quarter, a...

The heart and cultural center of New Orleans is the French Quarter, a must-see for its high energy, rich history, diverse architecture, music, street performers, renowned jazz clubs, lively nightlife and the finest art galleries and restaurants in the city.

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Nice area but some parts are dated and dirty

It is quiet a big area, have lots of restaurant and shops. Love it at evenings and parties everywhere.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is quiet a big area, have lots of restaurant and shops. Love it at evenings and parties everywhere.

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London, United Kingdom
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Probably my favourite part of the world. Everything is exactly how you imagine it will be; beautiful buildings and architecture, lots to see and do, very lively atmosphere

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When in New Orleans, The French Quarter is a must see!!! Different bands, entertainment, people watching, etc. lots of bars, street performers and entertainment. We even saw a private parade. There was enough police presence to provide a sense of safety.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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There is always so much to see in New Orleans, and the French Quarter never disappoints, nice shops, awesome restaurants, and fun to watch other crazy folks that are having fun! Especially around Mardi Gras!

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is such a beautiful area of the city. We loved walking through all the streets and gazing at the beautiful buildings, to-go beer in hand, of course. :)

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The French Quarter is an architects dream with the Greek Revival Colonials, The Various Victorian styles such as Italiante and the predominant and shotgun styles all here in the French Quarter. The streets have so much character and if the walls could talk i'm sure they would share some interesting stories. There is just so much history here in this... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is like an outdoor frat party every night. Alcohol is flowing and that sure brings out unique people. Lots of great restaurants are located in this area. During the day it is a great place to take a walking tour to learn about the history of the area.

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When visiting New Orleans Louisiana (NOLA) you have to spend some time in the French Quarter. Be warned parking is at a premium but taxis work well and there is always Uber or Lyft if you have the apps. Many interesting stores, bars and great restaurants. Bourbon Street is a well known street for visitors but it is evolved into... More 

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Marrero, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great place to find odd pieces of jewelry, or any thing that is beyond your wildest dreams, or just a plan silver band, bracelet, clothes, and of course the freshest fruits and veggies around. Unique pieces only found here and some of these things we sort of take for granted because we are familiar with this place.... More 

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There is so much to do in the French Quarter. Whether it's taking in the sights, looking at street art, walking tours, restaurants or drinking on Bourbon Street, there is something here for everyone of every age.

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A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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