Neighborhood Association - Vieux Carre Property Owners, Residents & Associates
The oldest and arguably most iconic neighborhood in New Orleans, the Vieux Carre (better known as the French Quarter) is a dense mix of residential, commercial, and infamous revelry. It has inspired artists and creatives from around the world. But visitors often forget that it's a real neighborhood, with some 4,000 residents. One of my favorite things to do in French Quarter is go to Yoga at the Cabildo. The Quarter is so amazing first thing in the morning, and personally my favorite time to be down there. And from the Cabildo you hear the music in Jackson Square and church bells from the cathedral. It's a truly special moment and gives me such an appreciation for the magic that is New Orleans and reminds me how lucky I am to call it home.
Bevolo has been making it's iconic gas lanterns in the French Quarter for over 75 years. Even if your not in the market for a lantern, taking a stroll through there space on Royal St is still a must do. Theres a space in the back where you can watch the craftsman build the handmade lanterns and it's such a joy to learn the history and quality that goes into every piece.
This is absolutely random, but I love that there is a Rouses grocery store in the heart of the French Quarter. It's such a reminder that the Quarter is a true neighborhood. It's also a handy place to pop in and pick up a bottle of wine when your in a pinch down there too!