Welcome to the French Quarter
We are located in the heart of one of the most historic neighborhoods in America! Many of the finest restaurants, bars, clubs, and shops in New Orleans are located within easy walking distance. Here are just a few favorites:
- Bars & Night Life
- Grocery & Laundry
Flanigans Pub is our neighborhood bar located right across the street.
Frenchman Street is a true music club scene attraction where locals and tourists come each night to hear live music from musicians that only New Orleans can showcase. Frenchman St. is a continuation of Decatur St. and is located just across Esplanade Avenue.
World famous Pat O'Briens is located just off Royal Street on St. Peter Street.
Harrahs New Orleans Casino is located at the edge of the French Quarter and Canal Street. Whether you're concentrating on a hand at a poker table or dropping quarters in a slot, you're always surrounded by traditional New Orleans themes at Harrah's.
Cafe DuMonde is home of world famous beignets & café au lait.
CC's Community Coffee House is our local version of Starbucks and is located just down the block at Royal & St. Philip Streets.
Irenes's Cuisine, which serves the best Italian/New Orleans food in town, is located just across the street at the corner of St. Philip & Chartres Streets.
Muriel's serves award winning Contemporary Creole Cuisine, and is located at the corners of Chartres and St. Ann Streets.
Stanley a new dimension to all day dining (serving breakfast, lunch and dinner), and is located at the corners of Chartres and St. Ann Streets.
Tujagues Restaurant & Bar is one of the oldest restaurants in New Orleans and the original stand up bar located on Decatur Street.
Matassa's Market is located just down the street at the corner of St. Philip & Dauphine. This is a classic family run grocery store that carries everything imaginable, including hot food, liquor and one of the best wine selections in the Quarter.
Rouses Grocery is located on the corner of Royal & St. Peter Streets and is the only full line grocery in the French Quarter.
The Washing Well Laundromat is located on Bourbon & Dumaine Streets.
Street parking is only an option for cars with resident parking stickers issued by the City of New Orleans. Meter maids are abundant and pop out of nowhere in the blink of an eye and towing is strictly enforced. The closest parking lot is the French Market Parking lot, located 2 blocks away directly behind the French Market.
We do not provide parking, nor do we coordinate parking. We can only obtain discounted monthly parking cards for this lot for our long-term residents. If you are flying into MSY, we do not suggest renting a car, as we are located in the heart of the French Quarter and most attractions are within walking distance, streetcars, pedicab or taxi. Parking is very limited throughout all of the French Quarter and downtown.
Louis Armstrong Park is located steps from the French Quarter and was created to honor New Orleans' favorite son, the great Louis Armstrong, and to preserve the site of Congo Square. Preserving the historic meeting space of slaves in the 1800s and celebrating the undeniably rich jazz history of New Orleans, Armstrong Park is a site of cultural reflection and a commitment to continuing the community spirit.
New Orleans City Park is the second largest urban park in the United States and also home to the annual VooDoo Music Festival, Storyland, Tad Gormley Stadium, New Orleans Museum of Art, golf, tennis, boating, horseback riding and numerous recreation activities.
Woldenberg Park Bike, walk, jog or just sit back and relax next to the mighty Mississippi at beautiful Woldenberg Park.
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas immerses you in an underwater world, and is located on the Mississippi River adjacent to the French Quarter and the Shops at Canal Place.
Audubon Insectarium will delight you with ‘up close and personal’ live insect encounters, and is located in the historic U.S. Custom House on Canal Street in downtown New Orleans.
Jackson Square / St. Louis Cathedral / Cabildo / Presbytere Pontalba buildings is the original center square of the city, home of the oldest continuously operating Cathedral in the US. The Pontalba Buildings are the first apartment buildings built in the US and the Cabildo and Presbytere house Louisiana State Museum exhibits.
When walking out of the building make a right, and just head right onto Chartres Street. Walk a short two blocks and this will take you right into Jackson Square and to the St. Louis Cathedral. There are many one of a kind local shops and boutiques, including The Voluptuous Vixen (818 Chartres), Librarie Bookshop (823 Chartres) is one of the finest used book shops in the country, and Trashy Diva (829 Chartres) is the spot for one of a kind lingerie and accessories.
French Market Farmers Market & Flea Market is home to the oldest "shopping center" in the US and is located along the riverfront.
Around the corner on Royal Street is RabDab for great gifts, mens clothing and fun stuff. Continue down Royal Street for more great shops, art & food.
The Shops at Canal Place is New Orleans' most sophisticated shopping destination is located at the foot of Canal and Decatur Streets.
The Mercedes-Benz Superdome is a sports and exhibition arena located in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana, and home to the New Orleans Saints.
Smoothie King Center is the home of the New Orleans' Hornets, as well as some of the best entertainment shows and concerts in the country.
The Theatres at Canal Place is located on the 3rd floor of The Shops at Canal Place at the foot of Canal and Decatur Streets.
The Joy Theatre originally opened on February 7, 1947 as a movie theater and has been renovated and reintroduced into commerce in December 2011 as a multipurpose venue.
LePetit Theatre is the oldest community theatre in the US and home of many exquisite productions, and is located behind Jackson Square.
Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts opened in January of 1973 and is a cultural center located in Louis Armstrong Park.
Saenger Theatre is New Orleans’ premier performing arts facility featuring Broadway shows, concerts, comedians and events. The Saenger Theatre is on the National Register of Historic Places.