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Frenchmen Street

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Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
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Address: Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Great Music

We walked here from the Intercontinental Hotel and felt very comfortable and safe. We were told Frenchman Street was where the locals hang out and that there was great music to be... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We walked here from the Intercontinental Hotel and felt very comfortable and safe. We were told Frenchman Street was where the locals hang out and that there was great music to be heard! It did not dissapoint. The music was fantastic and the people of New Orleans are so friendly.

Thank Nicole T
Valrico, Florida
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great variety music venues, cafes and restaurants without the drunken masses found on Bourbon Street. Accessible by streetcar, parking is tight. We spent our evenings here and heard various styles of music, most without a cover charge. I would highly recommend visiting Frenchmen Street and enjoying the best music in New Orleans.

Thank Jfig56
Woodstock, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wow! The Bon Bon Vivant Band entertained us for two hours at Bamboulas. Nice, divey atmosphere typical of Frenchmen Street. Beer was good, service was fine, and the place was a lot of fun. Glad we dropped in on Saturday.

Thank George S
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

this is where the people of new Orleans go to party. Luved it! Bourbon street smells so bad that I can't stand it but the Frenchman area more than made up for it.

Thank sohocharm
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A lot of the music that used to be on Bourbon street and others has moved to Frenchman street. Much more low key without the distractions of activities on Bourbon Street

Thank klinoregon
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very lively area with a number of street bands along with blues and jazz clubs. Art market at the weekends and some interesting restaurants. Spotted Cat is excellent though there are numerous other bars along the strip.

Thank Pat M
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must one night or maybe even two night stop while in New Orleans. Its easy walking about 4-5 blocks and you can find the best music you could imagine. We stopped in 4 bars and found a different and unique but excellent band and singers. I would love to go back for more. Just start walking and... More 

Thank David F
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I spent 3 nights in New Orleans. 2 on Bourbon St. and 1 on Frenchmen. It has nice shops and restaurants. I definitely recommend shopping here during the day.

Thank Saebr18
Palm Desert, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Tons of little shops and bars with a great music scene! Very eclectic and fun! This is one of my favorite neighborhoods in the city!

Thank Adam J
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Yup - Country AND Western.. only kidding. Funk, jazz and blues with a little bit of rock thrown in. A lively mix of great bars, good food and fantastic musicians. Hop between the bars depending on when shows start and end. Have plenty of dollars to tip the hardworking musicians and let the good times roll. Most of the bars... More 

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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 destinations, and a come-as-you-are vibe that’s as infectious as it is alluring, this is real deal New Orleans oozing with southern hospitality and the promise of a most epic night out. For endless opportunities to boogie, to admire row upon row of lovingly restored homes, and to escape the fray of the more touristic parts of town (but still live it up in grand style) head to Faubourg Marigny & Bywater.
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