Finding New Orleans’ Arty Side Just Off Bourbon Street
Just one block towards the Mississippi River from Bourbon Street, booze and beads are replaced by fine art and antique galleries along one of the most interestingly browsable avenues in America: Royal Street. In the distance of a few hundred feet, New Orleans transforms from sloppy to sophisticated.
Royal’s crown jewel for over a century has been M.S. Rau, one of the nation’s leading purveyors of fine art, antiques and jewelry since 1912. If European aristocracy combined with American robber barons to hold an estate sale, it would look something like the interior of M.S. Rau.