French Quarter Hanoi

Everything You Need to Know About Hanoi French Quarter

Hanoi’s French Quarter is located on the southeastern end of the popular Hoan Kiem Lake, housing most of the city’s foreign embassies, government buildings and affluent residential neighbourhoods. For travellers, it’s where they can find luxurious hotels and upmarket restaurants during their holiday in the Vietnam capital.

Part of its main road – Trang Tien – is a busy shopping area, featuring bookshops, galleries, boutiques and the Trang Tien Plaza, a French colonial shopping complex retailing international brands. If this is your first time exploring Hanoi, this section encompasses just about everything you need to know about Hanoi French Quarter, namely its attractions, dining, nightlife and shopping venues.

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French Quarter Attractions

French Quarter Hanoi attractions may be limited compared to other areas, such as the Old Quarter and Ba Dinh, but travellers can still enjoy a day of sightseeing in this pedestrian-friendly boulevard. Home to historical landmarks, art galleries, museums and fashion boutiques, notable attractions include the infamous Hoa Lo Prison (aka Hanoi Hilton), Museum of Vietnamese Women and two museums housing numerous artefacts that were found in Vietnam, some of which date back to 500BC.

French Quarter Dining

Restaurants in Hanoi French Quarter cater to a more international clientele, serving premium wines and cocktails, as well as authentic French, European and American cuisine in classy settings. For travelling couples and honeymooners looking to splurge on a romantic dining experience during their holiday in Hanoi, there are five-star hotels hosting award-winning dining venues boasting exceptional service, extensive food offerings and breathtaking views of colonial buildings.

French Quarter Nightlife

French Quarter’s nightlife scene is a good alternative for when you’re in need of a relaxing night out in Hanoi. While Old Quarter is known for Bia Hoi Junction, dive bars and pubs, travellers can enjoy live classical opera at the Hanoi Opera House or jazz tunes with views of colonial buildings and shaded boulevards in French Quarter. If you’re looking to party alongside Vietnamese elites, Hanoi’s largest nightclub can also be found here, featuring talented DJs spinning dance tunes until late.

French Quarter Shopping

The shopping scene in Hanoi French Quarter comprises high-end shopping malls and fashion boutiques within walking distances of five-star hotels, French colonial buildings and upmarket restaurants. Fitted with elegant French architecture, the three-storey Trang Tien Plaza shopping mall houses a wide range of designer brands, such as Louise Vuitton, Dior, Zegna, BVLGARI and Versace, while prominent art galleries stock breathtaking masterpieces by established and emerging local artists in Vietnam.

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