Lots of art establishments on this street. It's definitely my favorite street in the French Quarter.
If you don't know who he is, here is a taste.... you can find him on Royal street! He is the one with the harmonica... you'll see him in front of the paddle boat, Steamboat Natchez! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es3Vsfzdr14
This street had a lot of little shops with wonderful pieces to look at. I'm not in the position to buy anything. We are working to downsize our lives not add things to it. But enjoyed browsing and appreciating the work.
This was our first visit to NOLA at this time of year and you could easily get your holiday shopping done with some very beautiful things and wonderful selections. The street closes with live entertainment and is much nicer than Bourbon St.
After the daylight transformation of the French Quarter, it can be a nice place to walk during the day, too. There are some decent hotels on Royal Street and you can take it all the way out of the Quarter. We enjoyed the convenience of staying on Royal St and then just walking right over to Bourbon.
Royal Street is not what it used to be. True, the ubiquitous t-shirt shops are not as tacky as much of the French Quarter these days, but I only go there for dining and limited shopping.
I think this is the most charming street in the area. There are so many unique shops to visit. I didn't buy anything but spent an hour just strolling in and out of shops. If you walk by it, drop in the Antique Guns & Swords shop (#437). They have a fantastic collection of historical guns, coins, and jewelry. Even... More
Royal Street is a great place to stroll and shop. Lots of shops from cooking shops, knick/knacks to some awesome antique and art stores. Something for everyone to see/enjoy. Plans to take your time...you don't want to miss anything!
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