Royal Street

Royal Street, New Orleans: Address, Phone Number, Royal Street Reviews: 4.5/5

Royal Street
4.5
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This unusual shopping area is one of the city's most historic streets.
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Neighbourhood: Ninth Ward
People focus too much on the hardships so closely associated with this well known working class neighborhood when what’s really most remarkable about the tightknit community is its indefatigable spirit of rebirth and ability to stay true to its roots. Perhaps not an ideal destination for those visitors who tend to keep well within their comfort zones when traveling or those with bucket lists filled to the brim with top tourist attractions, the Ninth Ward is nonetheless there for those who are most keen to discover the places they encounter. But it’s not all about learning lessons when going to the Ninth Ward. With its “Living Museum” and “steamboat houses” and a long enduring dedication to preserving local culture, there’s more than enough to see and do during a daytime tour of the area.
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Belinda M
7 contributions
Disappointing
Aug 2021
Dirty, streets filled with bums, was hoping for high end antique shops and galleries but most were run down and full of junk or tshirts. A disappointment and there are far better parts of the city to visit.
Written 21 September 2021
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Patrick R
Bay Area Houston, TX274 contributions
Lots to discover
Jul 2021
Looking for something borrowed, something blue or just looking. This is the street of dreams in the Quarter. Something for every taste.
Written 19 August 2021
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CES122
Canton, MS693 contributions
Antiques and coffee and shops.
Aug 2021 • Couples
Very up-scale shopping with Art Galleries. In the FQ. Worth 1-2 hours. Some restaurants and just walk. Great old buildings.
Written 14 August 2021
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MB
New York City, NY12 contributions
Disappointing
Aug 2021
Shanty, run down, dangerous, dirty, while there are some good quality antique stores, was filled mostly with junk. Disappointing.
Written 10 August 2021
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Alyssa M
24 contributions
One Block from Bourbon Street
Jul 2021
Royal is one block away from Bourbon street and they have some of the best art galleries. I really enjoyed Rue Royal at 541 Royal Street. Really interesting pieces there. And the manager was so kind.
Written 31 July 2021
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Road784545
Beaumont, TX6 contributions
This street has it all!
Jul 2021
This street provides not only history, but entertainment, food and lodging as well. LOTS of places to shop and just window shop if you want! We loved this place!
Written 26 July 2021
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heather1016
11 contributions
A MUST VISIT
Jul 2021
So much history, beautiful iron tresses, fun shopping, New Orleans cuisine. Don't miss out on one of the many streets of the famous French Quarter!
Written 20 July 2021
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Leland C
26 contributions
Lots of shops, especially antique shops., and art galleries.
Jun 2021
You can do a lot of walking thru the French Quarter, and this street was a breath of fresh air, from Bourbon Street. We want to return when the temps are cooler, and even more places have reopened. We were amazed at the number of antique shops on this street. It is an old street, well established with beautiful pieces . You could spend two days doing some serious shopping here, and remain walking distance of all of the good food, and music. One little shop has so many lovely little figurines. Reminded me of my childhood and of the ones my Mother had. Near by groups gather in the late afternoon to participate in walking tours. I would recommend this street for window shopping, browsing, and for serious antique purchasing. A little something for everyone. Prices range from affordable to out of this world. A lot of businesses are open, some with limited days, or hours, but several remain closed.
Written 30 June 2021
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AliSpekterman
Qiryat Bialik, Israel108 contributions
More Subdued than Bourbon Street
Jun 2021 • Solo
Royal Street enjoys lovely, historic architecture but has a modern, funky vibe. It is much more subdued than Bourbon Street and has some interesting shops and galleries.
Written 11 June 2021
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Denise K
Walnut Creek, CA415 contributions
The Must-See Street in the French Quarter
May 2021
Bourbon St may be more famous, but this street is far more interesting. There are great boutiques, smaller restaurants and...the art. Galleries abound here and you can take an hour or two to really enjoy it. The sound level and pace is slower and you'll just enjoy your walk. Hit it during the afternoon to find most places open.
Written 20 May 2021
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