We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

French Market

Decatur St, 1100 North Peters, New Orleans, LA (French Quarter)
504 522 2621
Website
Improve this listing
As featured in New Orleans on a budget
Ranked #11 of 117 Shopping in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Book Now

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 »
Write a Review

556 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    208
    200
    104
    32
    12
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Chicago
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I really like this place to get souvenirs and such. They have a ton fo variety from t-shirts, sunglasses, voo doo dolls, jewelry, and of course BEADS! I recommend looking through the whole place (its HUUUUGE) as sometimes you can find it cheaper at another venue. However, everyone always says you can haglle on the price. This has never worked... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lexington, KY
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We were able to pick up all our souvenirs for family members in one stop and for under $30. There are some vendors with typical flea market stuff but also a few artists with some really interesting wares. You must try some of the food wares. I had some really amazing strawberry lemonade first thing.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nashville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This market is located near the River and on the edge of the French Quarter. It is quite large. I would recommend viewing all the booths prior to purchasing as prices can vary. ex. several were selling sunglasses (ranging in price from $4-$10 a pair). They had clothes, t-shirts, hats, jewelry, décor, etc). There was also a food court that... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ormond Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

No visit to New Orleans would be complete until you visit the French Market. Strolling thru the French Market offers a variety of gift shopping ideas. We really expected more produce, but were pleasnatly surprised at the variey of booths available for gift buying. There are also a few places to stop and eat or just get something to drink.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Coconut Creek
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Typical flea market but with good food vendors. Don't pay full price for any souvenirs, try bargain shopping. Items they sell here are okay, nothing special or fancy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Champaign, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I loved the French Market! I shopped for several hours and I hate to shop. I bought several unique gifts for my family and wish I had bought more. If you go to New Orleans you must go to the French Market.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Anyone visiting NOLA should make time to stop here . They offer such a wide variety of items and the prices are reasonable as well . You can pick up all your souvenirs in one place and enjoy a meal as well .

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Orleans, Louisiana
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We live in the city and make at least one trip to the market a month. Unhurried, leisurely walk through the vendor walk. We buy photographs, fresh veggies and just people watch. The walk from Jackson Square and Cafe Du Monde to the market is part of the experience. Coffee, drink and eats going and coming are part of our... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
32 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

Agree with some others. OK for some souvenirs at a cheaper price than the tacky shops. Probably worth stopping by when you are in the city but not worth more than an hour or two of your time.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Anaheim, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Wonderful farmer's market/flea market as well as neighborhood brick and mortar stores. We were here during the day twice, the Farmer's market and flea market were a very comfortable, safe, relaxing place to shop for souvenirs. We actually found a few things made in New Orleans, and watched them being made! Jewelry by Oscar of New Orleans, who has been... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed French Market also viewed

 

Been to French Market? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage French Market, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing