“To the realm of France!” William Shakespeare once enthused. Very well, that might not be the exact line from “Henry V,” but it’s close enough for us. If the realm of France is a touch too far, then make tracks for a place closer to home that still gives you that Gallic flavor: Frenchmen Street. Home to extraordinary live music, Mardi Gras, and more warm, toasty beignets than you can hope to devour in a lifetime, this neighborhood of New Orleans is ready to welcome you. Pull up a comfortable chair, top off your scotch, and book one of our Frenchmen Street hotels—the adventure of a lifetime is waiting for you.
Visiting Frenchmen Street
If the name of Louis Armstrong Airport (MSY) tells you anything about New Orleans, it’s that jazz music has defined the lifestyle of this town. Every night, visitors are lured out of hotels on Frenchmen Street by the sound of smooth jazz and into small clubs. Let yourself be seduced by the food, the company, the music, the joie de vivre (joy of living) that infuses this place and its people and you’ll likely find yourself tapping your toes in the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood. Lose yourself in crawfish and the aforementioned beignets — and whatever you do, do not accept invitations to eat food in a competitive manner, for here in New Orleans, everything is to be savored.
If “jazz is an art of individual assertion within and against the group,” as Ralph Ellison mused, forge your own path with a Frenchmen Street rental car to find your way to the Frenchmen Art Market. Locally crafted jewelry, artwork, and other curios fill the stalls here; it’s the perfect place to pick up a memento of your visit, or just trade stories with some of the residents.
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