Vieux Carré

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VIEUX CARRÉ ("Old Square"), the name commonly applied to the old French and Spanish section of New Orleans. It is bounded by the Mississippi River on the southeast, Rampart Street on the northwest, Canal Street on the southwest, and Esplanade Avenue on the northeast. Retaining much of its antique character, the section is a popular tourist attraction. Today it is commonly known as "The French Quarter."


Arthur, Stanely Clisby. Old New Orleans: A History of the Vieux Carré, Its Ancient and Historical Buildings. New Orleans, La.: Harmanson, 1950.

Remini, Robert Vincent. The Battle of New Orleans. New York: Viking, 1999.

WalterPritchard/a. g.

See alsoLouisiana ; New Orleans ; River Navigation ; Urbanization .