The Faubourg Marigny, right next to the French Quarter, is a perfect location from which to explore all the delights New Orleans has to offer. This 200- year-old neighborhood is famous for its brightly-painted cottages and shotgun houses, walkable streets, coffeehouses, and boutiques. From a Marigny B&B, you are steps from Frenchmen Street, which is the musical heart of the neighborhood and home to dozens of famous jazz clubs, bars, and tasty restaurants.
The Marigny began its history in 1805 as the plantation of a young French nobleman. Soon it became home to French settlers, joined by white Creoles of French and Spanish descent, as well as mixed-race Creoles of French, Spanish, and African descent. Today the neighborhood remains one of the most colorful and diverse in the city. It has become a must-see entertainment destination, and is home to many of the city’s artists, musicians, and chefs. But don’t stop there … from one of the Marigny’s many charming B&Bs you can stroll to the French Quarter in minutes, or hop on the Streetcar and make your way to the Garden District and beyond!