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Royal Street, New Orleans

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One of the oldest streets in the city, Royal Street runs straight through the famous French Quarter, noted for its street performers, galleries, hotels, shops, and restaurants. Dating from the French colonial era, the street is one of the most expensive places to shop in the world, with exclusive boutiques selling designer clothes, shoes, and jewelry. Some of the finer antique shops located here sell old, rare objects once owned by European royalty. If such expensive items are out of your price range, spend a little time window-shopping along the section of the street closed to traffic every afternoon, or explore the neighborhood's restaurants and cafes, most of which offer sidewalk seating.   Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Royal Street by using our New Orleans itinerary planning app .
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  • Taking time to peruse this area can be an adventurous discovery of wonderful neighborhoods and plenty of places that the locals frequent! The architecture is very interesting as well as the places and...  more »
  • Mostly antiques on Royal, but some really nice shops. If you do it right, it's almost like a museum tour. There are also some nice boutiques.  more »
  • Quaint shops & street performers. Have heard some excellent music on Royal. A nice place for a stroll on a nice day.  more »

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