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About French Quarter
The best in area dining, the best in historic architecture, a happening nightlife, and plenty of shopping - all this and more can be found at The French Quarter in New Orleans. As the oldest neighborhood in the city, The French Quarter is not just about Mardi Gras, in fact, the area is never lacking in culture and entertainment. New Orleans is known for its Cajun cuisine, its Jazz music, its exciting Bourbon Street, and its historical splendor all of which can be found in The French Quarter.
When visiting, make sure to enjoy a meal at Arnaud's, Galatoire's or Broussard's, some of the best in Creole dining in the quarter. And, do not forget to enjoy a Shrimp Po-Boy and a sugary Beignet, two of the city's signature culinary delights. They are not lacking for dining entertainment and have something to offer everyone, from casual Cajun eateries to the finest in cuisine. Many establishments in the Quarter even offer live local music at night.
Originally named Vieux Carré (Old Square), the French Quarter consists of twelve blocks of some of the most beautiful and historic architecture in the whole city. From the decadence of the elegant ironwork on almost every building, to the splendor of Jackson Square, the Quarter is filled with wonders for the eyes. Take a horse drawn carriage ride or a bus tour to enjoy the many beautiful sites to be scene. Or, for the brave of heart, enjoy a ghost tour and learn about the area's haunting.
If nightlife if peaks the interest, Bourbon Street is a must. With a plethora of happening bars and clubs, there is never a dull moment on the Rue when the sun goes down.