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On the Fringe of the French Quarter

A November 2003 trip to New Orleans by meadowlark

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Quote: Conferencing in New Orleans has its benefits when you are staying on the fringe of the French Quarter. All within walking distance of our great "shotgun double" apartment, there were plenty of fun and, sometimes, frivolous things to do in or near the French Quarter.

On the Fringe of the French Quarter

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Live like a native! We stayed in a great shotgun double apartment with 4 bedrooms, two baths, and a deck and pool in the back. With muggy temperatures in 70s and 80s, a cool dip in the pool was possible even in November! All that jazz! We were just around the corner from Cafe Brazil which hosted a brass band complete with sousaphone! Just to the east of the French Quarter, we were away from the Bourbon Street crowd for a more laid back atmosphere. Go back in time We got our photo taken at the Old Time Photo place in the French Quarter. The proprietor has an amazing collection of costumes and accessories. We had a...Read More

Shotgun Double Apartment

Hotel | "Shotgun Double Apartment near French Quarter"

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Description: We rented both sides of the shotgun double located on the northeast corner of the French Quarter for seven people. The shotgun double is an architectural style popular in New Orleans in earlier times and consists of a duplex in which each side is only one room wide such that the two apartments are like the barrel of a shot gun. The apartment on the left had a living room with fireplace (decorative use only) and sofa bed, a bedroom with double bed, a bathroom, laundry room , and another bedroom with a double bed with sliding glass doors onto the patio deck in back. The apartment on the right had a double bedroom, bathroom, eat-in kitch...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 20, 2004

Shotgun Double Apartment
1744 North Rampart
New Orleans, Louisiana
(866) 867-6309

Cafe Du Monde

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The Food: Cafe du Monde is a New Orleans tradition. This French-style cafe was opened in 1862 and is famous for the beignets and coffee. Beignets are square-shaped donuts with powdered sugar. They are served in groups of three for around a $1 or so. Although mighty tasty with a cup of coffee, or steamed milk in my case, I would recommend sharing two orders among three people since the third beignet is very difficult to eat unless you have a very big appetite. Their coffee and beignets are so popular that you can actually buy the coffee and mix to make your own beignets at home in their shop or online. When to...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 27, 2004

Cafe Du Monde
800 Decatur Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
(504) 525-4544