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French Market

Decatur St, 1100 North Peters, New Orleans, LA (French Quarter)
504 522 2621
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As featured in New Orleans on a budget
Ranked #9 of 102 shopping in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: Just a bit of advice for those that visit Historic New Orleans French Market.  1. Do not impulse buy - If you walk the market and compare prices, you... more »
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Elk Rapids, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This is such a happening spot, A must is Café au lait and beginets amongst the street performers and happy crowds. Shopping at he market Is a must and don't miss OSCAR and his wonderful hand made jewelry. I buy it every year and treasure my old purchases - all dated. Great memories of previous trips.

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Boston MA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

If you want or need to buy small souvenirs and we did, this is the place and it is so much cheaper than anywhere else. There were a smattering of craftsmen and lots of tee shirt vendors. We started at one end and made our way up ending up at an outdoor café where we had Hurricanes and lunch. It... More

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Belleville, IL
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

If you want souvenirs while visiting the French Quarter, get them at the French Market. Everything is cheaper than at the shops and it is the same stuff. Watch the embroidered tshirts. I bought one and when I got home with it I noticed the stitching was on slightly crooked. Stay away from the souvenir shops on Canal Street, they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I was so pleased to find beautiful silver jewellery of excellent quality at the French Markets. Mr Hasan Cicek is a proud vendor of the most lovely silver jewellery. Having bought overseas in other places I can attest that his jewellry is carefully crafted and his silver is the real deal, and nothing like the poor quality products I saw... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We were not impressed with the French Market. It was described to be this awesome open air market where artisans gather to sell spices, breads, and local arts. That translated to open air market where locals sell cheap stuff made in China. There were a few artists and crafters who had some amazing work. But no spices that were not... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Basically a flea market, filed with useless crap. Some of the food stands looked ok, but not worth the time or the walk over. We didn't buy anything because most of the vendors had nothing but garbage. Save your money and time. ONLY reason to head over is to stop by El Gato Negro for a margarita.

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Corydon, IN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Encountered some nice people but this is for all purposes a large flea market with multiple vendors carrying the same items.

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Metro Detroit
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

I was heart broken to see that 80% of the merchandise was made in china, cheap junk. My mother was looking for a sweatshirt for the hop on hop off bus. One stall told her not to be picky, not in a nice way. I bought some spice mixes that were cheaper in other places. Great music and bloody marys... More

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Little Rock
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Oodles of different vendors selling all sorts of works of art; craft items and kitchy junk! We had a great time talking with the people working the stalls. Found lots of beautiful artwork. Wish I could have afforded to buy some of it but way out of my budget for the most part. Lots of places to sit and enjoy... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We strolled through the Market, found some beignets to nibble on, margaritas to sip, and cute stuff to buy. We sat down and listened to live music in a couple different bars.

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