The French Quarter

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New Orleans, Louisiana

The French Quarter New Orleans Reviews

moviegal226 moviegal…
97 reviews
Beautiful Area of New Orleans Sep 30, 2016
The French Quarter is famous for a reason: it's lively, it's vibrant and it's beautiful. If you are visiting New Orleans, make sure you walk around both during daylight hours and again at night. The area takes on a very different vibe at different times of the day.

In the morning I strolled around taking photos of the historic landmarks and sat in a shady park to watch the people go by. I spent lots of time (and money) in the local shops (there are good ones and then the tacky tourist souvenir ones, but all are fun to peruse). You'll see many local artists displaying their wares right out on the sidewalks.

In the evening I went back and wandered some more, stopping to enjoy all of the very talented street performers putting on impromptu concerts. If you take pause and enjoy the free entertainment, don't be cheap: pony up a dollar or two when they pass the bucket.

The French Quarter is something all visitors need to experience!
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mdfehmel mdfehmel
210 reviews
The French Quarter, NOLA Nov 17, 2015
It's not typical to write a review on a neighborhood, but I need an opportunity to post my pictures of this beautiful old French colonial relic so here goes. Without providing a history lesson that I am not qualified to pitch, will just provide some highlights of the French Quarter which consists of 4 parallel streets including the world famous Bourbon Street and Royal Street as a close second. The district is best done on foot and is a treasure trove of boutique shops, hotels, restaurants, and of course, bars. The feel here is constantly vibrant and there is always someone up for a good party, but after the sun goes down, it gets quite crazy, even during off peak times of the year. Never been to Mardi Gras but the local bar tenders were telling my wife and I that it is so crowded that it is almost impossible to walk where you want to walk; that you are left up to the graces of where the crowd takes you. I say "NO THANKS" to that. Maybe 20 years ago, but certainly not now. Regardless, even on a Friday night in early October, there were balconies full of partiers throwing beads and people "reacting" to them in the traditional manner. While the sun is still up, however, the French Quarter is littered with absolutely stunning architecture; it becomes difficult determining how to frame certain pictures of the MANY pretty buildings ready to serve as your subject. Additionally, there are street entertainers on every street corner, playing Mississippi blues and NOLA jazz adding to the ambiance. There are other places to see in NOLA, but if you are going there for leisure, then the French Quarter is where to be.
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amandalaren amandala…
21 reviews
True Home Aug 14, 2012
I never truly felt at home elsewhere until I set foot in this thriving city. Really, honestly, it makes me so sad remembering the amazing times I've spent here.

Only twice have I been to this city, but I know that one day I will live here most definitely. Putting down roots among culture that of the Quarter with the french and cajun history that goes back for hundreds of years? Sign me right up, baby.

Belle ville! Will be back, au revoir mon petite pals!
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wanderlustdave wanderlu…
5 reviews
New Orleans Life Mar 11, 2010
Incredible city, I’m not sure what it’s like now but before the storm it was something I’ve never seen before. You could breath the life in the very air. I was fascinated by the place, all my music pouring out into the streets from dark jazz bars, modern music thumping from clubs, and of course jazz bands playing in the streets themselves. It was a chaotic harmony of music and people chattering everywhere. The same can be said of the smells in the air, all the food, beer, and other less than savory smells all mixing in the humid air, but not uncomfortable so, making a sort of sweet pungent stink that was simultaneously alluring and distasteful, but not entirely repulsive when mixed. And the food, ah the food, made the taste buds dance. Such rich flavors, like everything else – the air, the scenery, the noise. Such life, vibrant pulsing life.
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wanderlustdave says:
I keep meaning to go back, but everytime I start looking at airfare something seems to come up :( Someday soon though I keep telling myself
Posted on: Mar 12, 2010
montecarlostar says:
I love the French Quarter, I am glad you enjoyed it as well.
Posted on: Mar 11, 2010
Africancrab says:
I was there many years back, before Katrina as well, it was something then. I should like to see it post Katrina
Posted on: Mar 11, 2010

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