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Upper French Quarter

The oldest part of the city, this area was built by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville as a French colony in 1721. The architecture is dominated by the combined French and Spanish influences. Although the historic buildings and cultural sights are a big draw, it is the people who command the most attention. The characters on the street are ever-changing and different kinds of performance art can be seen at nearly every corner: silver-painted gymnasts, ballerinas, mime artistes, tap dancing children, and fantastic street musicians are common in this part of the city. Although highly commercial and tourist-centered, the Upper ...

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