One of the oldest streets in the city of New Orleans, this thoroughfare dates back to the French Colonial era. Renowned for antique shops, art galleries, and stately hotels that line its sides as it runs through New Orleans' French Quarter and tourist district, Royal Street is the most identified street in the French Quarter besides Bourbon Street.
St. Charles Avenue
St. Charles Avenue is a main thoroughfare in New Orleans and the home of the St. Charles Streetcar Line. St. Charles is also known as one of the main Mardi Gras parade routes. The "downriver" end meets Canal Street, and across Canal Street in the French Quarter the equivalent street is Royal Street. From Canal Street, St. Charles runs up through the New Orleans central business district, then the length of uptown New Orleans and it still reflects the crescent curve of the Mississippi River well inland.
One end of Canal Street terminates at the Mississippi River. Often called "The foot of Canal Street", at the riverfront the Canal Street Ferry offers a connection to the Algiers Point neighborhood, an older, 18th century portion of the larger Algiers area across the river. Canal Street's other terminus is in Mid-City at a collection of cemeteries. Slightly offset from Canal Street's Mid-City end is the beginning of Canal Boulevard, which extends to the shore of Lake Pontchartain via the Lakeview neighborhood.
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