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The French Quarter
The French Quarter

The French Quarter

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Sights and Museums, Landmark, Neighborhood
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501 Basin Street New Orleans, LA 70112
(833) 218-3421
http://www.frenchquarter.com/
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The French Quarter, known also as as the Vieux Carré, is the heart of New Orleans as far as tourist attractions go. The iconic Bourbon and Royal Streets run parallel here, offering a rambunctious ... Read more
nightlife at the former and unique boutiques at the latter. The waterfront features the New Orleans Aquarium, the legendary Cafe Du Monde and views of Algiers. Countless restaurants and bars reside here, and finding jazz is as easy as catching multi-colored beads. New Orlean’s French Quarter is both charming and sinister, offering a flavorful dose of American culture and history like no other neighborhood can.

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San Antonio, Texas, USA

There is something unique in any shop you stop in...from ice cream and souvenir shops....you are sure to find what you need.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

Amazing place! Spent all day walking around and seeing all the Beautiful places.

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Binghamton, New York State, USA

I can’t believe how much I fell in love with this city!! so many things to do here for everyone!

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MI

The place for nightlife, social scene, and overall fun. When in New Orleans, go to the French Quarter. I will admit there's always a lot of trash on the ground, but the historic feel makes it worth it. The French Quarter is always full of life and good vibes. Make sure to stop here when you are in town.

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Hoboken, New Jersey, USA

There's almost too much to see and do here. Just walking around can take up several hours, all of which would be filled with fun and interesting shops and sights.

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Topeka

French Quarter is a must stop for your first trip to town. It's cheesy and touristry and can give you the wrong impression of the town, particularly Bourbon. But, you also can't understand the city until you've seen that neighborhood.

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Local from New Orleans, Louisiana

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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Washington Court House, Ohio, USA

The French market is great and I love the shops as well! Something for everyone!

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Jackson, Mississippi, USA

The French Quarter is incredible, absolutely incredible. There are few spots in the U.S. that can match both the history and party intensity of the French Quarter, but it comes at a cost. You eventually burn out. Luckily, there are plenty of lesser known area in New Orleans to explore.

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Fullerton, California, USA

It’s exactly like what you would think. Vegas on the east/ south coast. Fun...
But watch your wallet.

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Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

Good area for college students, adults, and business people. Historical places as well as places to just hang out. Good food.

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Katy, Texas, USA

Cons: a bit dirty, sewage problem, slightly smelly... hobo problem...

Pros: BUT full of culture and life, lots of lights and sights, AWESOME TOURS!
Ghost, killers/thrillers, pub crawl
Highly recommend

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA

This city is magical. I have never in my life felt the "feels" like I do here. The people are by far the most enchanting people on the planet. I truly am in love with NOLA.

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Forsyth, Georgia, USA

Very different! Had a great time! Didn't experience all that could have been but it was amazing!

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Local from New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

All tribes would find something to enjoy in the French quarter. The neighborhood is a weird microcosm of diametrically opposed cultures. For instance, the never ending boozey bachelorette party that is Bourbon street is neighbored by the historical high-brow Royal St. lined with antique shops and galleries. Each street, each block is its own little universe.

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Fort Worth

Not a place for the kiddos. But if you are a foodie this is it! Such good food! The music was amazing as well.

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Peek into the past and dance through the night!
The Historic and Charming French Quarter of New Orleans offers many attractions for Guests: great restaurants, cafes, music, art, fresh markets, flea markets, tours and culture.
You can get here on the Streetcar, by car, boat or bicycle.
Vive le Vieux Carre! Long live the French Quarter! Enjoy!

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Local from New Orleans, Louisiana

Must see in New Orleans. Beautiful and historic neighborhood to stroll thru. Lots of shops, restaurants, museums, street performers and artist.

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Daleville

The French Quarter is filled with a variety of foods, shops, artists, etc. Its absolutely vibrant. You might be very tempted to buy a lot of things so I would suggest bringing some money, and it's a lot of walking. Have fun!!! :)

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Ridgeland

From the art galleries to the live musical Street performances, the French Quarter provides so much fun for family and friends to experience during their visit. The smell of Cajun food and beignets will burn a hole in your pocket trying to attempt to eat everything you can fit before you have to go home to regular food.

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Aliases: Vieux Carré, French Quarter

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