The French Quarter
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- 98%History Buffs
- 88%Local Culture
- 85%Nightlife Lovers
- 75%Art & Design Lovers
- 70%Family Travelers
- 61%Budget Travelers
Member Reviews (106)
- The French QuarterJan 29, 2014
What do people think of first when they think "New Orleans"....? The French Quarter. This is where it all began, it is the center of our city, it is the place people go to see other people, to enjoy the nightlife, to find fine dining, to look at the architecture. IN short, this is a "must see". It is the number one reason to come to New Orleans and is a Nationally recognized treasure.
- The French QuarterMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersGreen Travelers+ 1Jan 21, 2014
One of America's true cultural treasures. An enclave of French-inspired architecture, thought and art in what is otherwise the most conservative and not-very-French part of America. Vibrant, jubilant, fun, historic, beautiful and always full of surprises. Can be dirty, gross and obnoxious if you go during the wrong festival, but the place itself is magnificent.
- The French QuarterMember ofLuxury TravelersJan 08, 2014
This is one city that I could live in. As a tourist I don't recommend staying right IN the French Quarter unless you can sleep through anything or are under 25 years old. The entertainment is amazing. The food is sensational. We opted for the Ritz Carlton and had one of the best meals there !
- The French QuarterMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Nov 29, 2013
The French Quarter, also known as the Vieux Carré (Old Square), is the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans. the city of New Orleans. When New Orleans was founded in 1718 by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, the city was originally centered on the French Quarter. Although called the "French" Quarter, most of the present day buildings were built under Spanish rule and show Spanish colonial tastes. The district as a whole is a National Historic Landmark, and contains numerous individual historic buildings.
The French Quarter has parallels to Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. You definitely need to go, but after a short experience (at least on Bourbon Street) with all the shlock, it's time to quickly move on. In my case, I particularly like Royal (the next street over) for one particular restaurant, some nice art galleries, and a more quiet "colonial" experience.
- The French QuarterSep 13, 2013
Who doesn't love the French Quarter? The options seem endless between sights, shops, entertainment, and food. Daytime is perfect for family trips, and needless to say, plenty of options for the adults at night. We go as a family and have fun every time.Recommended for:Family Travelers
- The French QuarterMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 3Sep 09, 2013
This was my first stop once I reached the French Quarter district, and I dove right in with the touristy stuff: a Hurricane and raw oysters. Because, you know, why not? Our server was just as sweet and entertaining as could be, the oysters were fresh and huge, and the drink was incredibly strong.
- The French QuarterMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Aug 28, 2013
The French Quarter has a wild and crazy reputation due to its boozy bars, but you can't pass up the opportunity to visit this historic area of New Orleans. The French Quarter is surprisingly extensive, and the restaurants serve great food making it easy to spend hours strolling around the quarter.
- The French QuarterMay 27, 2013
you cant come to NEW ORLEANS and not go to the FRENCH QUARTERS, it is just part of the scene, great restaurants and if you like jazz your going to like being in the french quarter..a lot of history here, just enjoy and ignore some of the seamy side,Recommended for:History Buffs
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Aliases: Vieux Carré