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New Orleans Louisiana - French Quarters ~ Balconies ~ Flower Planters

New Orleans  Louisiana - French Quarters ~ Balconies ~ Flower Planters

The French Quarter, also known as the Vieux Carré or the Vieux Carre Historic District, is the oldest section of the city of New Orleans. After New Orleans (La Nouvelle-Orléans in French) was founded in 1718 by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, it developed around the Vieux Carré ("Old Square" in English), a central square. The district is more commonly called the French Quarter today, or simply "the Quarter," related to changes in the city with American immigration after the Louisiana Purchase.[3]

Most of the extant historical buildings were constructed in either the late 18th century, during the city's period of Spanish rule, or during the first half of the 19th century, after U.S. annexation and statehood

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Photo prise @ New Orleans le 1 janvier 2000 (© Onasill ~ Bill Badzo - 54M View - Thank You / Flickr)

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