The Faubourg Marigny: An Up & Comer with an Artistic Vibe

Posted by Clint LaCour on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 at 4:20pm.

Photo Credit: Valerie Esparza

The second oldest neighborhood in New Orleans, situated next to and just downriver from the French Quarter, is the Faubourg Marigny. The first "suburb" of the French Quarter, it was developed by Bernard de Marigny in the early 1800s. (Faubourg is the French word for suburb.) Referred to simply as “The Marigny” by locals, this popular neighborhood has been transformed over the years, from residential to small business and industrial, and back again to residential. It’s got a funky, artsy vibe and is filled with beautifully restored Creole cottages, B&Bs, bars, restaurants, music venues, and historic landmarks like the St. Roch Market.

Bordered by Esplanade Avenue, St. Claude Avenue, Franklin Avenue and the Mississippi River, the Marigny has many unique highlights -- including Frenchmen Street, which is known for its great live music clubs and a busy art market. An authentic, historic neighborhood within walking distance of the French Quarter, the Marigny just might be the place for you. Check out our Marigny listings.

Take a look at some of our favorite places to eat, drink and get together with friends in the Marigny:

Frenchmen St. Music Clubs

The Elyisan Bar at the Hotel Peter and Paul

St. Roch Market

Silk Road

Mimi’s in the Marigny

New Orleans Cake Café & Bakery

The Orange Couch

Paladar 511

The Franklin

Lost Love Lounge

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