The French Quarter is the cultural heartbeat of New Orleans, blending colonial French architecture with Caribbean and southern influences to create an atmosphere that is unique to Louisiana. New Orleans has an endless list of things to offer, but these are the top things to see and do in the French Quarter specifically.
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The French Quarter is home to a vibrant arts community. Often inspired by the city and culture itself, art galleries are the perfect spot to pick up a print of your favorite New Orleans scene, with pieces featuring the landmarks, streets, music, food and festivals that typify the Big Easy. High-end art galleries in the French Quarter cater to serious art collectors; however, there are plenty of galleries featuring affordable prints. It’s not unusual for many of the newest artists to be working in the shops, so those interested should stop in for a chat.
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