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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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Great area. Fun to people watch. Loved finding little places that you previously overlooked. Could walk up and down the streets looking at buildings for hours. Lots of little... read more

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Cypress, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed walking around the market and seeing all the different things for reasonable prices. Always a good time

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great area. Fun to people watch. Loved finding little places that you previously overlooked. Could walk up and down the streets looking at buildings for hours. Lots of little shops and cafes to try.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Bourbon Street seems to be where the largest number of people are gathered in the French Quarter. Although if you wander farther down – it does get quieter and a little more seedy and doesn’t feel very safe. So if you are on your own or in a small group, stick to the more populous areas. There are many restaurants... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited Bourbon street on a Saturday afternoon/evening. To be frank its a bit of a dump and stunk of urine and vomit. It is much better at the french market which us about a 10 minute walk. There are some nice places in the french quarter but I would recommend keeping away fron Bourbon street it is just bar... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a gem the French Quarter is! Endless history, food, music, shopping and walking, walking, walking! It's best to stay in the heart of it all and immerse yourself in the French Quarter ambience. Will not stay no where else!

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opelousas, la
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Love the French Quarter!! Put your walking shoes on and go explorer!!! Stop in a get a drink and walk some more!

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

Visited for the 1st time with my mom! We had the time of our lives on Bourbon Street. There is always a party going on & The hurricanes and the hand grenades get you really nice!!! There are so many people out and about. There is so much history and culture here. We visited some of the museums here as... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

New Orleans would not be NOLA without the French quarter. The shops are interesting and the bars are a great place to drink and people watch. Look up at the buildings as they are really beautiful for he most part.

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Lancaster, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On some level you have to accept the tourist trappings. Come on. You know the busy bars, noisy crowds, and t-shirt/knick-knack shops abound in the French Quarter, but you still need to see and experience it. I love the patina of this town. Look down an alley to see a secluded courtyard. Look up at the happy gas lamps. Listen... More 

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pittsburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very neat area. Really enjoy the architecture and history .. There is so much to see , do and lots of areas to walk and explore...must do if visiting NOLA

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French Quarter
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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