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Has the French QTR been restored since the hurricane

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Has the French QTR been restored since the hurricane

We are planning a trip to the US for our honeymoon and had always wanted to visit New Orleans.

Especially to see the French Qtr and the old terraced buildings with all their beautiful colours....can someone please advise if it is ok now to return and has it been restored to its original beauty? I understand some areas are still being built but we want to experience NEW Orleans as it was pre-hurricane katrina...or as much as we can if that makes sense

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1. Re: Has the French QTR been restored since the hurricane

The French Quarter is as good as it ever was. You will definitely see the old buildings with their balconies. The French Quarter had very little damage from Katrina. The Garden District is also in very good shape. Any of the areas that a tourist would want to see are fine...come and enjoy your visit to this beautiful city.

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The French Quarter is as good as it ever was. You will definitely see the old buildings with their balconies. The French Quarter had very little damage from Katrina. The Garden District is also in very good shape. Any of the areas that a tourist would want to see are fine...come and enjoy your visit to this beautiful city.

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The French Quarter did not need to be "restored" after Hurricane Katrina as that area suffered very little damage. Some wind damage, but unlike 80% of the city, the French Quarter did not flood.

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As stated the FQ received very little storm damage. It was the origional settlement/fortification of New Orleans Built on the high ground. There is a small museum on Decatur that show maps and drawings of the origional settlement from then to now. It's interesting and worth the visit.

The buildings that are there now, some 100 plus years old, are built very "tight". They support and protect each other from the winds.

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Nearly every FQ building is 100+ years old. Many are nearly 200 years old. It's really a fascinating neighborhood and is certainly "one of a kind" for the U.S. Thank goodness it didn't get the damage some of the other neighborhoods did!

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When is your honeymoon? We were there in Jan for our first time(went to scope things out for our daughter's wedding in May), WE found the city facinating with all the beautiful iron work and can only imagine when we return in May how gorgeous it will look with the flowers blooming! Only recommendation I have is wear comfortable shoes...no spiky heels as the sidewalks are very dangerous in spots. WE caught each other several times were bricks were missing or tiles broken. And when you are walking and looking up to see all the buildings it can be dangerous! Cafe du Monde was fun to people watch. All the stores and restaurants were full of interesting things and it seems the colours will be there for you to enjoy!

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