The French Quarter of New Orleans is a vibrant and historic neighborhood, often referred to as the 'jewel in the crown' of the city. It is a place where old and new mix together, with antique stores and popular restaurants alongside modern boutiques and artisanal cocktails. There is something for everyone in this unique area, from sightseeing on the Steamboat Natchez or The City of New Orleans riverboat, to shopping at the French Market, to learning about voodoo at Marie Laveau's Voodoo House. The French Quarter, or Vieux Carré, is one of the oldest cultural and commercial centers in New Orleans.
It has been around for more than three centuries and is now one of the most famous square miles in the world. The area was designed by renowned architect James Gallier in the mid-19th century, who created residences for some of the city's most affluent families. The French Quarter is also home to some of New Orleans' best restaurants, including patio restaurants at Antoine's and first-class breakfasts at Brennan's. It is also known as the birthplace of the cocktail, a story you can learn more about at Sazerac House.
For stunning views of the city, visitors can head to Vue Orleans at the Four Seasons New Orleans. New Orleans is a city with a rich history and culture that can be experienced through its music, food, and architecture. The iconic image of St. Louis Cathedral is a reminder of this unique city and its many attractions.
Whether you're looking for a taste of New Orleans to take home or an unforgettable experience, the French Quarter has something for everyone.