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Bywater Houses and Street Scene
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The Marigny and Bywater

Side by side neighborhoods offer art galleries, a foodie scene, and more

A vibrant art scene - with local artisans' galleries, funky live music venues, and art markets, embodies the essence of these adjacent neighborhoods. The food scene here is mixed with trendy spots and locally founded, casual digs - take your pick. Explore the St. Claude Arts District, Crescent Park on the riverfront, and more.

Quick Facts & Tips

  • FIRST SETTLED: 1806
  • VIBE: Colorful, sassy and hipsterrific
  • KNOWN FOR: Colorful Creole cottages, Washington Square Park, Frenchmen Street music scene, Marigny Opera House
  • Crescent city
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    Things to Do

    Explore the local artist’s scene in the Marigny and the Bywater and check out a variety of funky theaters, art studios, and more.

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  • St. Roch Market
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    Eat

    From tasty cheap-eats to trendy, upscale restaurants, the Marigny and Bywater are filled with delicious eateries and hip menus.

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  • Parleaux Beer Lab - Bywater
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    Drink

    Wine bars, jazz clubs, and late-night dives that New Orleans’ creative crowd frequents are all part of the nightlife scene in this part of the city.

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  • Island of Salvation Botanica
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    Shop

    Art markets, galleries, and thrift stores ensure that you’ll head home with a one-of-a-kind piece of New Orleans.

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  • Auld Sweet Olive Bed and Breakfast
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    Stay

    Cozy inns and B&Bs are the way to stay in the Marigny or Bywater. You’ll get a true neighborhood feel in these guest houses with courtyards, gas lamps, and gardens.

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Streets of Interest

History

Designated as an official Historic District, the Faubourg Marigny is filled with stunning and well-preserved historical buildings and landmarks. Originally a residential neighborhood filled with...

Architecture

Colorful shotgun homes, quaint Creole cottages, and more commercial and industrial buildings make up the urban landscape in the Marigny/Bywater. Ornamental wrought iron decorates many of the...

Transportation

The edge of Marigny where Frenchmen St. resides is an easy 5 to 10 minute walk from the French Quarter. Visitors looking to venture into the heart of Marigny or Bywater are better suited taking a...