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Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Great street to stroll along and enjoy the architecture, shops and cafes and people watching. Either side of Jackson square is good, other streets worth walking are Royal and Decatur

Thank Grommet22
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Unless you are into honky tonk, appreciate the rowdiness, dirtyness, hustle-bustle, avoid Bourbon Street and get a feeling for the French Quarter on Chartres St. or Rue Royal. Shops, restaurants, architecture, it's all here.

Thank warren D
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Have been to NOLA many times and now don't even bother with Bourbon Street which is what brings so many on the first trip. Streets like Chartres have so much more character, history and interest. The street changes as you walk up it - the...More

Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Unlike some of the more famous streets (like Bourbon), Chartres is actually a pleasant street to stroll and experience the Quarter. Backspace Bar is also on Chartres, which is my favorite bar in the quarter, so that might also be why I like the street...More

Thank AlnAbroad
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Depending on which side of Jackson Square you are on, determines what is available. On one side, shops and a few very good restaurants are located here. On the other, a couple of shops/bars/ but mostly residential with beautiful 18 and 19 century bldgs. Either...More

1  Thank SimbiPetwo
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I love walking down Chartres Street whenever I'm in New Orleans, and the various art galleries, shops, and interesting architecture. One of my favorites is Earth Odyssey (306 Chartres), with some very impressive rocks, minerals, and fossils, many made in to jewelry.

3  Thank radiowitch
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Chartres Street is a landmark street that offers antique shops, restaurants, bars and souvenir shops. It is not so crowded as Bourbon Street and is a good place to visit.

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Chartres Street is one of the main shopping streets which cuts through the French Quarter. Here you'll find some interesting art galleries, souvenir stores, bars, restaurants, clothes boutiques and dozens of examples of classic New Orleans architecture with intricate wrought ironwork on balconies which hang...More

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I was trying to get as close as possible to Jackson Sq and St Louis Cathedral - my GPS took me down various cool narrow streets and I ended up at Chartres St. There is premium parking here and it's a very short walk to...More

1  Thank BigMerk
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Great street for unique shops and people watching...even in the rain! People are nice. Shop keepers - esp at Loom Works are very friendly and welcoming. The shop cats are an added bonus! Loom Works has great hand made crafts and high end products! Well...More

Thank Kj P
Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Nestled between the French Quarter and the Ninth Ward,
the Faubourg Marigny & Bywater environs are largely
residential. Of course, folks around here love to go
out and have a good time as much as they do anywhere
in NOLA. And if out-of-towners want to join in the
festivities, well then so much the better! Home to
some of the most revered live music venues in New
Orleans, an eclectic gaggle of gourmand dining
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