The Faubourg Marigny developed as New Orleans’ second suburb in 1806 and was the first historic zoning since the Vieux Carre. The Marigny is a top choice for New Orleanians and visitors looking for great music, fine food and an authentic, historic neighborhood.
Immediately downriver of the French Quarter, the Faubourg Marigny was once the plantation of a Creole bon vivant who made the dice game “craps” popular in America and who dazzled New Orleans by his style and enormous inheritance. After subdividing the property in 1806, it developed gradually with a distinctly European flair and a cosmopolitan mix.
Today’s Marigny is still cosmopolitan; a singles-friendly and artist-friendly neighborhood that people from all over the world have chosen to make their home. Beautiful Creole and Classic Revival cottages that stood abandoned after residents left for the suburbs in the 1950s have been restored and painted in rich golds, brick reds and moss greens.
Historic banks, corner stores and even bakeries have been refurbished as homes and guesthouses, while riverfront warehouses now accommodate artists' studios and performance spaces. Weekends bring shoppers to independent galleries and rummage stores in lower Marigny.
Music and Dining
When you have seen and heard enough of Bourbon Street, experience life in New Orleans the way the locals do. With great music and food any day of the week, the Faubourg Marigny has all the life and vivaciousness of a true New Orleans neighborhood.
The restaurants and jazz clubs of the Marigny Triangle draw people from everywhere. Just across Esplanade Avenue, near Frenchmen Street, this musical enclave is an experience you will not find anywhere else in the city.