The French Quarter in New Orleans (called Vieux Carré) is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. Established in 1718 the area acted as the town center and a major trade hub. The district is bounded by Canal, Decatur, Esplanade Ave. and Rampart Streets. This fun and exciting neighborhood has everything from the party vibe of Bourbon Street to the elegance found on Royal Street. Enjoy views of the stunning architecture with balconies adorned with intricate ironwork to beautiful gardens and courtyards. Every street has something to offer from the famous landmark Jackson Square to boutique shopping, live music, restaurants, voodoo temples, Café Du Monde and the French Market. Come stroll the streets of this exotic neighborhood. View the tabs below to find things to do and French Quarter hotels.