The Faubourg Marigny is one of the oldest neighborhoods in New Orleans, founded just after Louisiana became a part of the United States. The area was part of Bernard Marigny's plantation, his French Creole answer to the newly created American Sector on the other side of Canal Street. (Bernard de Marigny is credited with bringing the French game of craps to the United States.) Creole cottages, shotgun houses, and many other styles are well represented in the lovingly renovated homes still here. The faubourg is on the National Register of Historic Places.
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The Marigny is home to some of the city's best music clubs, including The Blue Nile, Cafe Brazil, Snug Harbor and The Spotted Cat. Food is also served with style at the Marigny Brasserie, The Praline Connection, and the quirky but wonderful Adolpho's. Feelings Cafe and Mona's are great also. The entire area on and around Frenchmen Street spills out so much fun onto the sidewalks that finding yourself there for a meal, you are nearly hypnotized into visting on of the music clubs.
An Annual Tour of Homes:
One of the fun things to do in Faubourg Marigny is the annual Creole Home tour. Here's your chance to go inside the beautiful and historic homes of this part of New Orleans.
The Art Market:
The art market, held in connection with the annual home tour, features local artists showcasing crafts, photography,jewelry, home furnishings, wall art, and more. Some of the artists who will have works on display are Bendona Magid-Wakeman, Ze da Luz, Pat Burke, and Melissa roberts. Local musicians also play various venues throughout the day of the annual tour.
For more information, visit the Faubourg Marigny website.