French Quarter

Local nameFrench Quarter
LocationNew Orleans, USA

The French Quarter, also known as the Vieux Carré, is the oldest neighborhood in the city of New Orleans. After New Orleans was founded in 1718 by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, the city developed around the Vieux Carré, a central square. The district is more commonly called the French Quarter today, or simply "The Quarter," related to changes in the city with American immigration after the Louisiana Purchase. Most of the extant historic buildings were constructed either in the late 18th century, during the city's period of Spanish rule, or were built during the first half of the 19th century, after U.S. annexation and statehood.

The district as a whole has been designated as a National Historic Landmark, with numerous contributing buildings that are separately deemed significant. It is a prime tourist destination in the city, as well as attracting local residents.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Quarter

Official website http://frenchquarter.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/frenchquarterNOLA/?fref=ts

Phone +1 504 636 1051

Address 819 Orleans Ave, New Orleans 70116, United States

Coordinates 29°57'34.22" N -90°3'56.04" E

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