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Chartres Street

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Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
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More to the Quarter than Bourbon Street

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... read more

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 history and architecture is fascinating but it is worth continuing on even further to Faubourg... More 

Thank RonWamberal
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Reviewed 5 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 so much!

Thank AlnAbroad
New Orleans, Louisiana
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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 way, Chartres is a great street to explore and you will end up in the... More 

Thank SimbiPetwo
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Reviewed 2 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.

2 Thank radiowitch
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Reviewed 28 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
Toronto, Canada
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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 over top of the sidewalks. Definitely take time to stroll through when visiting the French... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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 the main tourist sites. The shops on Chartres St were great -all local shops (no... More 

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Hayward CA
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Reviewed 2 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 worth the price! Fabulous old world crafts! Lots of great shops!

Thank Kj P
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

My sister and I love to go to Wise Buys on this street. They have beautiful clothes and they also sell hand painted scarves by Ray Cole.. We always make a point to visit when we are in NOLA.

Thank CKM1991
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 3 May 2016

Chartres St. is just off of Bourbon but much nicer to walk down, less dirty & less crowded. It has some nice restaurants, shops & the pharmacy museum too.

Thank BrussoDallas

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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 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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