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Jackson Square Sunset
Jackson Square Sunset

French Quarter History

Founded by the French in 1718, the Quarter is New Orleans’oldest neighborhood. Touched by centuries of influence from across the globe, the Vieux Carré tells ages-old stories of trade, pirates, voodoo and even vampires. This neighborhood’s history traces back to Europe and beyond, and these influences are lasting in today’s French Quarter culture. 

Rebecca Todd
The Cabildo