"Wander Jackson Square" Jackson Square Tip by goodfish
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This oasis in the middle of the French Quarter was once called "Place d'Arms" - where the French military marched around for review. After General Andew Jackson put the squash on the British during the Battle of New Orleans, a grateful populace renamed this patch of green in his honor. That's a monument of the General himself that you see in center of the square, with St. Louis Cathedral behind it.
The surrounding streets are a carnival of tarot readers, fortune tellers, street musicians and artists but the square itself is pretty quiet. It's also right across the way from Cafe du Monde so if the morning crowd there is a bit much for you, get your beignets to go and trot over here for a peaceful munch in the park.
Address: Plaza de Armas
Directions: between Decatur and Chartres Sts.
Phone: +1 800-800-0550
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