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French Market

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Neighborhood: French Quarter
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Address: Decatur St, 1100 North Peters, New Orleans, LA
Phone Number: 504 522 2621
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping
Description: Whether you are seeking an authentic Creole meal of Jumbalaya or a...
Whether you are seeking an authentic Creole meal of Jumbalaya or a romantic candlelit dinner overlooking the Mississippi, this historic market area is for you.
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Basically a tourist flea market

Worth stopping to see, there is food and vendors selling touristy stuff like masks and alligator heads but nothing super special, we only spent about 15 minutes there.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Worth stopping to see, there is food and vendors selling touristy stuff like masks and alligator heads but nothing super special, we only spent about 15 minutes there.

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Half of the market is devoted to the same cheap stuff you can get in Thailand (or basically anywhere touristy). The t-shirts and so on can also be bought at any of the souvenir shops throughout the French Quarter. BUT there are some stalls with unique New Orleans art (at least I didn't see it elsewhere) as well as some... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This is a flea market with tables and booths that sell: jewelry, sunglasses, hippie clothes, bags, books, Mardi Gras beads, art… In the center is a food court where they have all the food that NOLA is famous for: crawfish, muffaletta, po boys, sno-balls, boiled peanuts, roasted corn, oysters, beignets… There was a big box filled with mostly live crawfish... More 

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Adrian, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This is a must-stop when visiting the French Quarter. The shops are interesting and offer some unique, New Orleans-oriented souvenirs. There are other establishments that offer fine gifts. The real highlight in my opinion, however, is the building with the food vendors. The fare you will find there is terrific. It will give you the chance to find a sampling... More 

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Milledgeville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

A covered outdoor market of good things to eat and touristy gifts to bring home for the family and friends. There is a life to this market that make it more special than most.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Just finished a fantastic meal at the French Market restaurant. The catch of the day cooked to perfection. Service top notch a must visit next time in NOLA.

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Andrews, TX
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Easy to get to by streetcar from most areas. It is an outdoor, covered flea market with many vendors. Lots of craft and handmade items, like carved Vietnamese wooden puzzle boxes or macramé name bracelets . Some things that you can find only there. Very good prices on real leather items like purses. The plus is you can listen to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I loved this Market. There is all kinds of goodies ranging in prices, souvenirs, jewlery, artisanry at it's best! Bring walking shoes, plenty of cash, and get ready to shop!

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Lubbock
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

OMG....the food!!!! don't miss this while you're there. Don't but souvenirs until you've been here...it will save you $$ and will give you many more options! Take the Trolley....it's worth the $3 day pass. Have fun!

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Excellent silver jewelry at excellent prices. Bought three pieces all with chains as souvenirs for daughters.

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