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Faubourg Marigny & Bywater travel - Lonely Planet
Explore Faubourg Marigny & Bywater holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. | Just downriver from the French Quarter, the Marigny and Bywater are both Creole <em>faubourgs</em> (literally ‘suburbs,’ although 'neighborhood' is more accurate in spirit). They once stood at the edge of gentrification, and attracted a glut of artists and creative types, as such areas are wont to do. While gentrification has firmly set in, these remain fascinating, beautiful neighborhoods – the homes are bright, painted like so many rows of pastel fruit, and plenty of oddballs still call this home.