New Orleans - Faubourg Marigny & Bywater (PDF Chapter)
This is the Faubourg Marigny & Bywater chapter from Lonely Planet’s New Orle-ans guidebook.
Faubourg Marigny sits adjacent to the French Quarter, beginning just after Esplanade Ave. Take in the architecture and sample the local fare at its cafes and restaurants; when night falls, head back to Frenchmen St to either party, listen to music, or both.
- wander around Frenchmen Street at, say, 7pm when the music starts, having dinner, lis-tening to music, dancing a bit, seeing who’s playing on the corner of Chartres, scarfing down some late-night tacos, then listening to more music
- spot container ships from Crescent Park as they meander up the Mississippi
- catch dance, puppetry and all manner of shows at the unique Marigny Opera House, which occupies the grounds of a former church
- restaurants & bars
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