The French Quarter

New Orleans, Louisiana

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May 28 ~ Jun 3
The French Quarter sits at the heart of New Orleans and is a must-visit destination filled with music, street performers, rich history, and more. It’s also home to some of the most delicious food and the finest art galleries.

The French Quarter Visitors Guide

There is no place like the French Quarter. It embodies everything that makes the city great. Sometimes referred to as the “Crown Jewel of New Orleans”, the French Quarter is one of the most historic neighborhoods in the area. The old Spanish architecture, the art galleries, the music, and of course, the food. Situated on the banks of the Mississippi River, the quarter offers a little something for everyone to enjoy and it’s an absolute must-visit spot for every single visitor.

The French Quarter offers a unique blend of the old and new. You’ll find everything from modern boutiques and antique shops to a reimagined French Market. The neighborhood was developed in 1718, and most of its buildings were constructed in the late 18th century. It has been designated as a National Historic Landmark, and you can enjoy views of picturesque architecture or head to Jackson Square, which is known for its infamous bronze statue of Andrew Jackson.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why is the French Quarter so famous?

The French Quarter is one of the most historic neighborhoods in New Orleans.

2. Can you walk around the French Quarter?

Yes. The French Quarter is a walkable area with plenty to see.

3. Do locals go to the French Quarter?

While the French Quarter is a popular neighborhood for tourists, it’s also favored among locals.

4. What is the most famous street in the French Quarter?

Bourbon Street is a popular street and is considered the heart of the French Quarter.

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