Royal Street in the French Quarter offers afternoon entertainment when some of New Orleans' best jazz bands perform. ((courtesy, Jan Dahlquist))

One block from Bourbon Street, Royal Street is one of New Orleans's oldest streets and is best known for its array of antique shops, art galleries, and elegant hotels. Although it stretches from Canal Street to districts such as Faubourg Marigny, Bywater, and the Lower 9th Ward, the most famous section is in the French Quarter. The block of Royal Street between St. Louis and St. Ann streets is closed to traffic each afternoon to create a pedestrian mall. During this time, street performers and some of the best jazz bands in New Orleans perform. Royal Street also has a wide array of restaurants, including well-known eateries Brennan's, Mr. B's, and the Court of Two Sisters. Some of the most ornate and picturesque buildings and iron-lace balconies—many of which date back to the 18th and 19th centuries—are along the 13-block stretch of Royal between Canal Street and Esplanade Avenue.

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Royal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

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Telephone Number: (504) 309-1423
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