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Review of French Quarter

French Quarter
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French Quarter Cocktail and Foodie Crawl
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New Orleans French Quarter Walking Tour
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French Quarter History Tour with Cafe Du Monde
Ranked #12 of 371 things to do in New Orleans
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 25 November 2013

I'm a local girl. Born & raised here. Although I consider Bonaire "home", I will always be Natchly Nawlins...The history & lore surrounding the Vieux Carre has to be experienced. Not only the naughty night side but the daytime beauty of the old buildings, the food & the "locals". It's an experience. Mardi Gras is not for the faint of heart or those who can't handle crowds. French Quarter Festival is a must!

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

I don't go to Bourbon Street unless it is to eat at Red Fish Grill or Bourbon House which are both located in the first block. I love this area for antiques and unique shopping. Watch for people that will walk up and say "I know where you got your shoes", just keep walking on by. I do not frequent the French Quarter at night unless I am going to dinner or to a wedding. Aunt Sally's for pralines and Cafe Du Monde for Beignets on Decatur St., the river, The Gumbo Shop, Napoleon House for a muffaletta, Muriels on Jackson Square, Stellas and Irenes. All fabulous! The new Hyatt French Quarter is wonderful also. Pat O's if the weather is decent and be careful not to over do it on the Hurricanes.

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

You can't visit N.O. Without walking around the French Quarter, especiially during the daytime. Look up at the architecture, visit Gallier House, enjoy the charms of Napoleon House for a drink. Pat O'Brien's courtyard is beautiful day or night. Lunch or dinner at Galatoires for old N.O. Feel and out standing meal. Jackets required, but available on loan, at night. Coffee au lait and beignets at cafe du Monde on Jackson Square. Artists surround the square. Walk up on the levy along the river. Park surroundings. Frenchman street is fun and lunch at Praline Connection for real Soul food. Walk the residential areas for an old world feel. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Very unique city. Should be on everyone's bucket list. I am fortunate to live 20 minutes away!!

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

The French Quarter is truly a National Treasure. The architecture is unique to New Orleans. It is a haven for tourists with some of the most unique world class restaurants, many excellent music venues and its' flashy night clubs on Bourbon Street. But most of all it is the site of many historic buildings, from the Cabildo (where the Louisiana Purchase was signed ) to Laffitte's Blacksmith shop. There are several homes that are open for tourist to tour that reflect the lifestyle throughout the almost three hundred years on New Orelans' history. Royal Street is famous for its wonderful antique stores and did I mention there are world class restaurants there as well! But most of all the French Quarter is still home to thousands of citizens that live their lives and raise their families and live in this historic neighborhood.

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

I am a local, so of course I've been to the French Quarter. Bourbon St. is just one street, and if you're looking for debauchery, you'll find it. But if you want culture, good food, and many great small shops, then there is plenty for you in the French Quarter.

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