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...
I wonder if it’s the same in other cities or just New Orleans.
I want to go back again to see the D Day museum when the expansion is completed. I think that is to be done next year.
Like most other famous tourist areas the French Quarter is vastly over rated. It’s a crime ridden crap hole filled with kindergarten quality “artists”, ghetto children street “performers”, and vermin infested restaurants that somehow maintain “famous” status. Plus the place smells like vomit and bum piss.
Paris has the same warnings.
I enjoy watching the coffins rise out of the ground during major rainfalls. I enjoy watching the cops grab their payoffs from the drug kingpins punk, I love the smell of raw urine flowing freely down Bourbon St. I really love the exit signs in my rear view mirror. Town is a dump and nobody really gives a damn unless they aren’t getting some free money from the government. Place is a rats paradise and I shall now turn in my resignation from the N.O. Visitors Bureau
I like New Orleans and have enjoyed my visits there over the years.
But, anyone who has been there knows most of the city is the equivalent of an open sewer.
What are the firearms laws like in LA and NO?
That’s commonplace in Mexico City.
Has been for decades.
Been going to NO for years, absolutely know the boundaries, especially after dark. But you are generally safe to Jackson Square on the east, further than Pat O’Briens. Don’t be cheap, and get a cab late in the evening. After Midnight, even the heart of the Quarter is dangerous. People have been killed on Bourbon after 12.
I guess the French haven’t been infected by PC. You could never say that in the USA or be called racist.
The French would rather keep their citizens safe and to hell with PC.
In the USA, you will be sacrificed on the altar of political correctness before anyone will issue a warning about heavily minority areas being dangerous.
> The warnings essentially read to stay out of Black areas.
Yep. And if you’rewhite and caught in those areas don’t expect any sympathy from the black officers that work those areas.
There are some pretty rough neighborhoods in close proximity to the French Quarter. It’s easy for a slightly inebriated tourist to get disoriented and wander into trouble. Especially after dark.
Heard on the news yesterday that there are three areas in Houston they are recommending people not visit. Generally agreed with them.
yeah? What about all the rapes that occur daily in gay Paree from the “Asians”?
“Show me someone who wants to vacation in New Orleans and I will show you someone who has never been there.”
I lived and worked in New Orleans. You are safe if you know where not to go. I knew where not to go. If you do not know where to go, you can get dead very quickly.
However, I stay armed even in the safe areas, just in case.
The French website explicitly warned about going to Anacostia, either day or night.
Charleston has its own particular charm, but it is a bit different. Since NOLA was and is far larger and with a heavy French influence, there’s a lot more to see (and it wasn’t substantially damaged during the Civil War). Where they are similar is the large Black population and underclass.
Yes, since there are some arrondissements that have been taken over by the feral Mohammadans. Fortunately, from what I understand, these are not “historic” areas, but more like the equivalent of Cabrini-Green style hellholes.
I used to work there too. Every time I have to go there, I double up on the arms.
That’s good advice/.