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“Mixed feelings”
Review of French Quarter

French Quarter
Ranked #5 of 321 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 2 December 2013

There are parts of the French Quarter that are more pleasant to visit than others. Burbon Street is somewhere to see but not spend all of your time at. All areas have beautiful buildings, interesting shops and decent eats if you know where to go. There are very nice places to visit, but had to give a bit of a mixed review due to some of the more touristy areas in the Quarter.

Date of experience: November 2013
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

lots of great restaurants,gw fins, palace cafe, court of 2 sisters for brunch, acme oyster co, felix oyster restaurant, and unlimited number of bars !

Date of experience: November 2013
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

The French Quarters is the heart and soul of New Orleans. It has become too touristy for locals, but still the laid back atmosphere and the adult fun it offers make it a must see place for all adults visiting New Orleans. There are tons of places to eat and drink, and to buy trinkets and tshirts.

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank EnjoysTravelling_007
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

The French Quarter is a great area to walk around during your visit to New Orleans. You can do some shopping, check out some street performers, people-watch, and take in the rich culture of the city.

Date of experience: March 2013
Thank littlethingstravel
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

I have visited NOLA many times, usually in a group or family. But recently I spend 3 days and 2 nights there on a relaxing SOLO vacation...and got to see many areas including the French Quarter on my own time and in my own fashion. It was WONDERFUL !!
I casually strolled along saying hello to people from Germany to Japan. I was fascinated at seeing sophisticated couples in evening wear seated right next to people who were homeless and very down-on-their-luck. The French Quarter is full of nuances and irony. Cheap souvenier shops stand next to art galleries and antique shops...you can find "just what you're looking for"...at $3, $3000, or $300,000 !!! Extravagant establishments exist right next to sleazy strip joints.
Certainly most people have heard about the fabulous beignets at Cafe Du Monde, but not everyone knows about the equally wonderful seafood at Pier 424 or the cornbread with honey at Olivier's Creole Restaurant. These are just a treat to be savored.
Likewise the amazing works of art at the Caliche & Pao Gallery...they would make anyone smile.
The French Quarter is full of sound and energy late at night, but has a unique quiet beauty in the early morning as well. It is always ready for newcomers or old friends.

Date of experience: November 2013
Thank angelchatt
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