French Quarter


The Vieux Carré or “Quarter” to locals, the French Quarter sits on a crescent in the Mississippi River from Canal Street to Esplanade Avenue and inland to North Rampart Street. This 78 square block neighborhood’s 2,900 buildings are a mix of Spanish, French, Creole and American styles. Virtually destroyed by fires in 1788 and 1794, only a handful of buildings in the French Quarter retain their original French Colonial architectural styles with most reflective of Spanish influence.

Today’s French Quarter is a mix if residential single-family homes and condominiums, hotels, guest houses, bars and commercial properties offering residents and visitors eclectic shopping, fine dining, music, and museums as well as easy access to many annual festivals. Intimate and unique, New Orleans’ oldest neighborhood is not only the city’s cultural and tourist hub, it is also a vibrant residential community fiercely protected by the locals that call it home.

Vieux Carre Commission

Vieux Carre Property Owners, Residents & Associates, Inc.

French Quarter Citizens