The Fabulous Color of Faubourgh Marigny

December 25th, 2010

We took a guided bike ride through Fauourgh Marigny during our recent trip to New Orleans.  Marigny is one of the oldest neighborhoods in New Orleans and has a rich cultural history involving race, women and nationality.  While hearing stories of quadroon balls, the placage system, and the definition of a coon-ass, I rode my bouncy cruiser, drank in the colorful buildings and enjoyed the ornate, modest homes and bars that define this character filled neighborhood.  Below are my favorites…








  • Notmuchofacook:

    These are beautiful photos. I love them.

  • Priss:


  • Nancy:

    Wow – what wonderful photos! Looks like every building is just begging to tell you a story. There’s a lot hidden behind the charming colors and gingerbread trim. I absolutely LOVE the “Litterers are effen a-holes” sign. Ha ha ha ha!

  • Debby Matassa:

    wowie, you got pictures of some of my favorite houses in the ‘hood! Wasn’t that fun?

    • Rechelle:

      twas muy fabuloso.

  • TXAggies:

    Love your photos … We spent a wonderful week there in 2005, just a few months before Katrina hit.
    NO is STILL one of my fav places on this good earth:-)

  • Magpie:

    was this the confederacy of cruisers tour?? Im heading to New Orleans in the spring and was looking at taking this tour!

    • Rechelle:

      Yes it was. We wanted to do the Ninth ward bike tour, but they were booked, so took this one instead. It’s the Fauboug Marigny tour. I think they do a few others as well. Very fun way to see New Orleans!

  • Cassie C.:

    PW surprised us with a children’s book called “charlie the ranch dog” It comes out in April. Nooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!