Skip to comments.French government warns about traveling to certain parts of New Orleans
Posted on 11/16/2013 12:31:47 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
In the French Quarter, the government advisory warns travelers to not go beyond northwestern Dauphine Street and northeast Ursulines Ave.
If travelers are in the Garden District, they say not to travel north of St. Charles Avenue or south of Magazine Street.
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Every now and again they *light it up* equivalent to Chicago or Detroit on a weekend.
LOL. Good to know.
I once refused to get off the airplane in New Orleans.
I’ve never regretted my decision.
The warnings essentially read to stay out of Black areas.
I lived in New Orleans in the 80s. Everyone who lived there knew these boundaries. The government didn’t want to warn the tourists out of fear that they would scare people off.
Because there was no warning, several tourists were robbed and murdered each year. These statistics were kept quiet. It was purely an economical decision.
In the French Quarter, it was best to stay on Bourbon St, and towards the river. And Canal Street until St. Pete. (Where Pat O’Brian’s Bar is). If you stayed inside that region, you were relatively safe.
Regardless, New Orleans has some really stunning architecture unmatched by virtually any other American city. I would go back again for that, but as with anything, you have to be vigilant.
“The warnings essentially read to stay out of Black areas.”
That’s pretty much it in a nutshell and non-pc speak.
That reminds me of the movie Jaws.
Is it safe for tourist to walk through Arab neighborhoods in Paris and its Arab outskirts ?
I was in Paris late one night before 9/11 and saw a soldier patrolling a street with an assault rifle held pointed up. Never saw something like it.
I guess that made it safe. LoL!
Nowadays, I only live 3 hours drive away from New Orleans. I’m certain I’ll get there one of these days.
I love New Orleans
Just be wise and vigilent
In the late 60s I, along with a few friends, would take the IL Central train from Memphis to New Orleans, arriving around midnight. We went only to the French Quarter, staying at the Monteleone.
Never did I fear for my safety, but I would think 10 times before doing it now. At least my trips to Felix’s gave me a love for oysters.
The article helpfully links to the whole document:
Oddly enough, at least to my mind, Los Angeles is the only city mentioned in the western U.S. (San Francisco is the only U.S. city with a French consulate general that doesn't appear in any way in this list, and certainly there are areas to be avoided there!) Houston is the only other city mentioned that's a considerable distance west of the Mississippi. Florida is mentioned as a whole.
Apparently most of Baltimore is pretty dangerous.
That was my guess.
I would like to extend that warning to visitors in Washington DC. Do not cross the river into Anacostia.
I’ve not been to New Orleans but just got back from Charleston , SC.
Can’t imagine NO having anything on Charleston.
A French Quarter filled with great restaurants, beautiful architecture that appears similar to the picture I’ve seen on NO, and seems safe.
People , single women, walking blocks to their cars , everyone laughing, having a good time.
Did I mention the food.
I promise you I could solve the problem of New Orleans AND Chicago. Promise.
Show me someone who wants to vacation in New Orleans and I will show you someone who has never been there.
Lived there ‘78-’86
Only place where I’ve had guns pulled on me,
knives pulled on me, or chased by muggers.
Exciting city, great food
No great desire to return...
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