French Quarter Facts

Did you know these facts about the French Quarter?

  • It is also known as the Vieux Carr√©, which is French for “Old Square.”
  • The area it occupies is the same 6×13 block area laid out in 1722 as the original City of New Orleans.
  • It is one of the oldest residential communities in the USA.
  • It is presently home to over 4000 residents.
  • These residents graciously accept over 15 million visitors annually in their neighborhood.
  • It was named a National Historic Landmark in 1966.
  • The National Trust for Historic Preservation considers the French Quarter to be one of the most endangered historical places in the country.