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Faubourg Marigny & Bywater travel - Lonely Planet
Explore Faubourg Marigny & Bywater holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. | North of the French Quarter are the Creole <em>faubourgs</em> (literally ‘suburbs,’ although 'neighborhood' is more accurate in spirit, as these areas are still very much within the city). Both the Marigny and Bywater once stood at the edge of gentrification; both are now firmly gentrified, and locals bemoan a rise in online rentals that they say is robbing these areas of their old residential character. With that said, these are fascinating, beautiful neighborhoods – the homes are bright, painted like so many rows of pastel fruit, and the presence of artists and designers makes for a subversive energy that's easy to pick up on.