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French Market

Decatur St, 1100 North Peters, New Orleans, LA (French Quarter)
504 522 2621
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French Quarter Walking Tour
Ranked #14 of 120 Shopping in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
Activities: Shopping
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed shopping here. We loved the coffee and can't wait to go back to get more. I purchased a few art pieces and got a bargain because the guy was just about to close up and I bought multiple pieces. He said it was worth staying late. I have on piece hanging in my living room now. I found... More

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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64 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The French Market is a great mix vendors, artists and food. The vendors has a lot of the local goods, touristy things and antiques for sale. Always bargain... There are also some local artists who are creating right there in the market. These items are sculptures, jewelry, decorative pins and clothing. The food court is fantastic. Plenty of places to... More

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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

The French Market is huge shopping event. There are outdoor vendors and store fronts to spend your money at. Take the trolley all the way to the end and walk all the way to Cafe du Monde. Prices are the same throughout.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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198 attraction reviews
440 helpful votes 440 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

After several visits to NOLA, went here and were very surprised. Built around 2008, it was a clean covered market area, with some permanent restaurants and booths and then plenty of smaller ones as it was a Sunday morning. Something for everyone and a lot of fun.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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138 reviews 138 reviews
24 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Some great local merchandise, and mixed imported items , reasonable prices , and friendly vendors , a must do on every visit.

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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Ok...I have been to NOLA several times and this was the 1st time I made time to check out this marketplace. I was angry at myself once I saw all the cool things offered by local artists. There is food and souvenir vendors. I feel that there are many choices and there is room for bargaining. If you like seeing... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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39 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We walked down via the Mississippi boardwalk (definitely recommended) - beautiful walk. It was our last day before catching our plane and I wish we'd come sooner and for longer. Some great lunch places at the market. It has a mix of traditional tourist fare but some of the stalls are absolutely awesome with lots of handmade art/bobbles/paintings/drawings/wood carving/leather goods... More

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Elgin, Illinois
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148 reviews 148 reviews
37 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Open air market ... great to walk off your overindulgence (with your togo cocktail, of course). Stuff sold ... some local artist but either NOLA souvenirs or flea market shtuff. Next time i will try one of the food stalls. For local artists, definitely go to nearby Plaza de Armas (artists surround the fence)

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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195 reviews 195 reviews
17 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

No haggling is allowed apparently...that is what we were told if we asked to buy it cheaper for a larger quantity. Thought that was funny. Overall it's basic, nothing special. Expected more. One cool shop though was a lady who made beads out of recycled paper. Right there. We thought that was unique

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Boise, Idaho, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

It was fun, but I would say that I did not really see anything that was not in every tourist trap store. Vendors seemed to all have the same thing. We did eat there and had an apple beignet and fried green tomatoes and that was really good. I would recommend to check it out, find some fun little gifts.

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