The Marigny has an air all of its own. It has a few small hotels and many bed-and-breakfasts, as well as a number of good restaurants, coffee shops, and music venues. Perhaps one of the most famous and action packed areas of the Marigny is Frenchmen's St, loaded with small bars and local restaurants its a local's favorite.
The Marigny is to the northeast of the French Quarter. Due to its odd shape (following a bend in the Mississippi River), locals often divide the Marigny into the "Marigny triangle" and the "Marigny rectangle." The triangle runs from Esplanade Ave (abutting the French Quarter) to Elysian Fields Ave. The rectangle begins at Elysian Fields and runs to the railroad tracks on Press St.
Just like the French Quarter, the architecture in the Marigny is known for its many styles but Creole cottages are the most prevalent, most of which date back to the 19th century. In recent years the Marigny has increased greatly in priced but is still considered an affordable alternative to The French Quarter. It residents consist of a very eclectic population of artist, musicians, writers, actors & large number of gay & lesbians.
If you like a low key atmosphere of eclectic people and a taste of local New Orleans, The Marigny is a spot you won't want to miss. Its truly a hidden gem in New Orleans.