If you’re coming to New Orleans
to swing to live jazz, dine on great food and maybe even drop into a voodoo temple, the French Quarter’s your place. With nightlife, restaurants and attractions like Mardi Gras and Jackson Square, the Quarter is certainly a busy part of town. It’s a scenic one too, filled with unique European architecture. Book your French Quarter hotel with us to take in the fun, festivity and spirit of New Orleans.
Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne founded the French Quarter, the oldest neighbourhood in New Orleans, in 1718. After fires in 1788 and 1794, the Spanish rebuilt large parts of the city, leading to its notable architecture. Today the Quarter, which sits next to the Mississippi River, is a National Historic Landmark.
Things to do
The Quarter is well-known for its nightlife. After dark, the bars light up with neon signs promising wickedly good times. Sip absinthe in an old house where Oscar Wilde once drank, catch some live jazz and blues, and embrace the Louisiana
spirit by watching a Zydeco band. Come to the Quarter during Mardi Gras and you’ll be able to join in a colourful costume parade through these historic streets.
Jackson Square is a beautiful park facing the Mississippi, and standing in the middle of it is St. Louis Cathedral, which comes with towering triple steeples and a Rococo-style gilded altar.
Shopping and dining
It’s easy to find shopping in the Quarter: there’s Jackson Brewery, an ex-brewhouse turned mall; the French Market District; Royal Street’s antique shops and – for something different – the voodoo stores. Cajun food, Po-Boy sandwiches and other Southern specialties are on the menu in the Quarter’s range of restaurants. And rest assured, people in New Orleans love to eat well, so you won’t run out of choices.
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and French Quarter accommodation with us and spend your New Orleans trip in the heart of the action: the French Quarter.