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  French Quarter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The French Quarter is the oldest and most famous neighborhood of the city of New Orleans, Louisiana.
The old French peaked roofs were replaced with flat tiled ones, and now-banned wooden siding with fire-resistant stucco, painted in the pastel hues fashionable at the time.
The Quarter largely escaped the looting and violence after the storm highlighted by large national and international media outlets; nearly all the fine antique and art shops in the French Quarter, for example, were untouched.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/French_Quarter   (1698 words)

 French Quarter (San Francisco) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The French Quarter in downtown San Francisco, California is an historic enclave of restaurants, cafes, hotels and institutions centered on Bush Street and in the adjacent alleys of Belden Place and Claude Lane near San Francisco's Chinatown (Chinatown, San Francisco) and Union Square.
The cafes, hotels and restaurants of the French Quarter today maintain a distinct joie de vivre befitting the Quarter's heritage.
Landmarks in the French Quarter include the venerated Notre-Dame-des-Victoires church, where Sunday mass is celebrated in French, the offices of the French Consulate, and two local francophile institutions: Café de la Presse and Le Central.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/French_Quarter_(San_Francisco)   (185 words)

 french quarter damage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Mayor French Quarter to Reopen Next Week in places like the French Quarter the bawdy enclave that suffered relatively minor damage in the hurricane but is was somewhat brief but the French Quarter managed to be virtually destroyed by fire of the St. Louis Cathedral.
The French Quarter, one of the oldest neighborhoods in New Orleans, seemed to survive the hurricane with minimum damage...
NPR Audio: Despite Katrina, French Quarter Residents Carry On NPR Audio: Despite Katrina, French Quarter Residents Carry On In New Orleans' French Quarter, which escaped the worst of Hurricane Katrina's damage, some residents are ignoring orders to evacuate and trying to return to life before the storm.
neworleans.city-tourism.be /.../french-quarter-damage.html   (995 words)

 French Quarter Hotels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A bedrock of Southern hospitality in the heart of the French Quarter.
Located on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter, our guests can step out onto a quiet balcony and listen to the sounds of Dixieland Jazz echo in the streets where it was born, sip Sazerac in the courtyard where Jean Lafitte walked, or smell the soft jasmine on the warm evening breeze.
At the foot of the Quarter and the French Market and on the outskirts of the Faubourg Marigny, this one-of-a-kind hotel exudes that which is historic and native to the city's personality.
www.alanet.com /FRENCH.HTML   (1901 words)

 French Quarter Citizens for the Preservation of Residential Quality
The French Quarter is the only intact French Colonial and Spanish settlement remaining in the United States.
So in 1699 two French brothers, Iberville and Bienville, decided to try their luck and they succeeded: in 1704 Iberville built a fort at Lake Pontchartrain (now called the "Old Spanish Fort") and wanted to establish a town on Bayou St. John near the portage.
Along the rest of the streets (Bienville to Ursulines, the river to Dauphine) residences were built in primarily the French Colonial style: the living quarters raised 8' off the ground, galleries on all four sides, the floodable ground floor used only for storage.
www.frenchquartercitizens.com /history.htm   (653 words)

 NPR : The French Quarter, Present at the Creation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
He says the watery location caused a multitude of problems: bodies that had been buried "used to come out of the ground," a levee had to be built to keep the Mississippi River from flooding the city, and mosquitoes from the swamp spread yellow fever.
After a fire consumed the French Quarter in 1794, the Spanish instituted strict building codes mandating all structures be side by side and pushed to the curb to create a firewall.
The French Quarter is famous for its iron balconies and close-together construction.
www.npr.org /programs/morning/features/patc/frenchquarter   (830 words)

 New Orleans neighborhoods and hotels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Known as the heart of New Orleans, the French Quarter or Vieux Carré was enclosed by ramparts when the French founded the city in 1718.
Visitors might want to keep in mind that the French Quarter is very much a neighborhood with private homes, grocery stores, restaurants, banks, police station and other services that support the residents of the French Quarter.
Some residents of the French Quarter are the fifth generation of their families to live in the Vieux Carré.
neworleanshotelsource.com /FQNeighborhood.html   (173 words)

 The History of Hanoi's Old Quarter
After the French withdrawal in 1954, Hanoi became the capital of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and socialist austerity prevailed.
Now, many of the old temples in the Old Quarter have been transformed into shops and living quarters, but some of the old buildings’ religious roots can still be recognized by the architecture of their roofs.
Under the French occupation, the lake and stream were filled as health measures and to increase buildable land.
www.queencafe.com.vn /History/Hanoioldquarter.htm   (3368 words)

 Soul Of America - New Orleans: French Quarter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The French Quarter's story begins in 1699 when two French brothers, Iberville and Bienville, came to colonize Southeastern Louisiana.
The United States of America purchased Louisiana in 1803, and Americans began flooding the French Quarter and due to the booming cotton, sugar and slave trade passing through its port.
Unable to hold such a populace in the French Quarter and adjacent Faubourg Treme and Faubourg Marigny, New Orleans grew leaps and bounds.
www.soulofamerica.com /cityfldr/orleans18.html   (576 words)

 New Orleans French Quarter Pictures, History and Map   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The golden bronze statue of Joan of Arc on Decatur Street near the entrance to the French Market is an exact copy of the famous 1880 Emmanuel Fremiet equestrian statue of Joan located at Place des Pyramides, Paris – another copy resides in Philadelphia.
The French Quarter's is bordered by the Mississippi River, Canal Street, North Rampart Street and Esplanade Avenue.
The French Quarter's upriver boarder is Canal Street —; where a streetcar line is presently under construction on the neutral ground.
www.inetours.com /New_Orleans/French_Quarter.html   (1082 words)

 New Orleans French Quarter History, Architecture and Pictures
Visitors might want to keep in mind that, also unlike Disneyland, the French Quarter is a neighborhood with private homes and other residences and the grocery stores, restaurants, banks, police station and other services that support communities.
The majority of French Quarter balcony railings are actually cast iron.
The Old Ursuline Convent at 112 Chartres Street in the French Quarter, built in 1745, is believed to be the oldest building in the Mississippi Valley.
www.inetours.com /New_Orleans/French_Quarter_History.html   (1635 words)

 Jackson Square is the heart of the French Quarter, a park surrounded by shops, artists, museums; Lafitte's Blacksmith ...
One of the most recognizable landmarks of the New Orleans French Quarter is the Brulatour Patio, with it's signature arch and stairway, and its fan doors and windows.
Jackson Square is the heart of the French Quarter, a park surrounded by shops, artists, museums, a cathedral, and a splendid view of the Mississippi River.
This building, now a tavern, is one of the oldest buildings in the French Quarter, and was once used by the privateer Jean Lafitte.
www.atneworleans.com /body/frenchquarter.htm   (301 words)

 CNN.com - No 'freedom fries' in the French Quarter - Mar. 13, 2003
The symbol of New Orleans is the old French royal fleur-de-lis, which is also on the helmets of the Saints football team.
French President Jacques Chirac has been invited to New Orleans December 20 to mark the date that the Louisiana Territories were signed over to the United States.
A spokesman for the French Consulate says Chirac has expressed an interest in returning to the city, which he visited as a student, but had yet to make a decision.
www.cnn.com /2003/TRAVEL/03/13/french.louisiana.ap   (714 words)

 New Orleans/French Quarter - Wikitravel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The French Quarter is the oldest and most famous and visited neighborhood of New Orleans.
The French Quarter or "Vieux Carre" ("old section" in French) stretches along the Mississippi River from Canal Street to Esplanade Avenue (14 blocks long) and back from the Mississippi to Rampart Street (7 blocks wide).
Places within the French Quarter or just outside of it on Canal Street are the most centrally located, and also cost more than rooms in other parts of town.
wikitravel.org /en/New_Orleans/French_Quarter   (2774 words)

 BreakFree French Quarter Resort
BreakFree French Quarter Resort offers privacy and exclusivity less than thirty metres from the beach and right on Hastings Street, the lively streetscape that has made Noosa one of the world's most desirable holiday destinations.
BreakFree French Quarter Resort is a property offering many more guest services and facilities than other apartment style resorts as well as deluxe accommodation.
The large freeform pool is the centrepiece of the property, which also provides a wading pool for children and two heated spas.
www.frenchquarter.com.au   (160 words)

 FrenchQuarter.com: Brief History of the French Quarter
The French Quarter's golden era followed as cotton, sugar and steamboats poured into the city.
Civil War and Reconstruction, played out politically on the streets of the French Quarter, put an end to prosperity and inaugurated a tug of war between reform and machine factions as the Old Square declined.
William Faulkner, Sherwood Anderson, Tennessee Williams and Truman Capote were among American writers attracted to the French Quarter for its freewheeling urbanism, quaint surroundings and creative stimulus, even as the building stock declined.
www.frenchquarter.com /history/shortquarterhistory.php   (701 words)

 French Quarter- New Orleans, LA - VirtualTourist.com
The French Quarter is the original part of the city of New Orleans.
One of the most charming (but also wildest) area in the US is located in the heart of New Orleans: "the French Quarter" also known in French as "le Vieux Carre", tthe old square (as in square shapped), a rectangular area neighbourhood that has Bourbon Street as a main axis.
Fortunately that has all changed and the street is now in keeping with the rest of the French Quarter with good restaurants and bars and stores.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Louisiana/New_Orleans-793014/Things_To_Do-New_Orleans-French_Quarter-BR-1.html   (1093 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on French Quarter at Epinions.com
Although there are plenty of run-down buildings in the french quarter, there are also some magnificent old structures with old wrought iron balconies, vine covered brick walls, and lovely interior gardens.
New Orleans is justly famous for its wonderful restaurants, many of which are in the French Quarter.
Bars, shops, cafes, and old funky architecture are a big part of the draw of the French Quarter, although there are plenty of things to see in their own right.
www.epinions.com /trvl-review-2459-AC1F6C4-39466E3C-prod3   (1318 words)

 New Orleans.Com - French Quarter Guide
It was from this melding of the two cultures, combined with a generous sprinkling of African influences from the slave population, that Creole society and cuisine were born.
Today, the French Quarter is a world of narrow streets and historic houses, where profusions of tropical flowers peek from hidden courtyards, the mingled aromas of garlic, onions, fresh-baked goods and coffee gently scent the breeze, and a vibrant cacophony of music, conversation, and laughter infuses the atmosphere with the promise of excitement.
The Saint Louis Hotel was ranked in the top 3 hotels in the South and number one in the French Quarter for its superior service and intimate atmosphere.
frenchquarter.neworleans.com   (639 words)

 French Quarter Festivals Inc.
Enjoy 250 hours of free entertainment featuring more than 150 musical performances on fifteen stages throughout the French Quarter over a three-day weekend.
The Satchmo-inspired program includes musical performances, lively discussions, jazz exhibits, a jazz mass, activities for budding young jazz fans, a club crawl, "red beans and ricely yours" foods, and a star-studded line-up of performances that would have made Louis smile.
More than 100 festivities are planned during the month-long event, showcasing the cultural diversity that adds spice to the gumbo of New Orleans' heritage.
www.frenchquarterfestivals.org   (195 words)

 Introduction to French Quarter Fiction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The French Quarter has crawled into its fourth century as the heart of a distinct star in the homogenized red, white and blue sky.
Hope, despair, and their fellow universal themes weave around these stories’ common thread, the French Quarter—the one thread through to the end, the others woven around it until they are cut or knotted and the last period is placed after the last word of a story.
The French Quarter is an American anomaly that has perhaps never truly pledged allegiance to any of the flags flown over Jackson Square.
www.frenchquarterfiction.com /Intro.html   (2523 words)

 "Scented natural soy candles from New Orleans' French Quarter."
French Quarter Candles will be in Los Angeles July 28-31.
Our humble beginnings at the famous French Market over five years ago have taken us first to our new studio, and now we are expanding to offer our candles nation-wide and beyond!
We are located at 512 Wilkinson Row in New Orleans' historic French Quarter.
www.frenchquartercandles.com   (522 words)

 French Quarter Information from NewOrleansTopHotels.Com
The French Quarter is the ultimate urban jungle of adult nightlife and entertainment, not to mention some of the best food in the country.
Coop's Place, 1109 Decatur (504) 525-9053 The ultimate French Quarter neighborhood bar serves a mean bowl of gumbo and serves as one of the best people-watching spots in town.
Ritz-Carlton's French Quarter Bar, 921 Canal St., (504) 524-1331 Intimate, romantic and sophisticated, FQB is home to locally-beloved musician Jeremy Davenport and the now famous "Davenportini." Find that little fl dress and go for cocktails.
www.neworleanstophotels.com /frenchquarter.html   (1177 words)

 Ferrari French Quarter Classic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A few months ago, John and I promised that the 2006 French Quarter Classic would be “faster than a hurricane and more outrageous than the FEMA response.” We intend to keep that promise.
Many of you have graciously retained your event reservations; thank you for supporting both New Orleans and the French Quarter Classic.
Pirelli North America, along with Franco Valobra and John Houghtaling, are pleased to welcome you to the sixth annual French Quarter Classic.
www.frenchquarterclassic.com   (264 words)

 Statesboro restaurants, Statesboro Dining, French Quarter Cafe' Statesboro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
French Quarter Café offers a wide variety of the finest Cajun cuisine, but that's just the beginning.
Whether it's a casual lunch or a night on the town, French Quarter Café is ready to serve you.
French Quarter Cafe is newly remodeled to offer you a one of a kind dining experience.
www.frenchquarterstatesboro.com   (117 words)

 FrenchQuarter.com: The Essential Guide to New Orleans' Oldest Neighborhood
In the French Quarter everything is different and everything is the same.
The French Quarter, the historic heart of the city, suffered wind and rain damage but no significant flooding.
French Quarter walking tours, Plantation Tours, Katrina Education Tours, Southern Comfort Tours, even Swamp Tours with professional tourguides.
www.frenchquarter.com   (406 words)

 French Quarter - New Orleans Tourist Traps - VirtualTourist.com
I own a second home in the French Quarter, and what everyone needs to understand is that beneath the surface of souvenir shops, tourist restaurants and bars, it's a living, breathing community of people.
The French Quarter is the heart of New Orleans and has been for hundreds of years.
Regardless of where you park near the French Quarter, it's going to cost you at least $20 a day to park your car (and usually more during Mardi Gras and The Jazz Festival).
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Louisiana/New_Orleans-793014/Tourist_Traps-New_Orleans-French_Quarter-BR-1.html   (1534 words)

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