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French Quarter

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Known also as Vieux Carré, the French Quarter in New Orleans, LA is the oldest neighborhood and a prime tourist destination in the city. New Orleans was founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville in 1718 and the city was developed around the Vieux Carré or "Old Square" - now, most commonly called the French Quarter. Most of the buildings were constructed in the late 18th century and the first half of the 19th century during Spanish rule, then during U.S. annexation and statehood. This entire district has been designated as a National Historic Landmark.