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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 #11 of 114 shopping in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The prices are awesome compared to anything on bourbon street. You should definitely bargain to get all your tourist shopping done here. Plenty to choose from and great experience.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The French Market was a little disappointing on the shopping end. It was your typical flea market with crap. There were a few booths that were good. I did buy a print from a local artist and had it signed, which I loved. The best meal we ate was there at one of the seafood stands. Best shrimp and grits... More

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MI
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It's a tradition to go here and it's quite lovely. It's nice to see a few local artists plying their trade. The have a number of food booths including a very nice smoothie booth where you decide if you would like to add a shot. The goods available are not necessarily the lowest price.

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

With so many other great shopping options in the French Quarter, don't waste your time here. We thought things would be much better priced, but the prices were not that much better and the quality was often much worse. Nice folks there, but not worth the effort in most cases. A few local artists have things there that is pretty... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Its a loveky place to wander for an hour. There are also half a dozen food places which serve l8cal good at good prices. Great cafe with live music is a great stop off.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

There is quite a bit to be found in the market - music, produce, local art, voodoo dolls, Cajun seasonings, alligator sausage on a stick and piles of junk - like you find at nearly any flea market! Nice place to bum around in in the morning.

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Seattle
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35 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

There are no cheese stands, or fresh farm produce, or baguettes, or anything like that. Think - cheap junk booths, if you've been to Chinatown in SFO it's kinda like that. An enjoyable trip nonetheless. There are some interesting places to get snacks and food from here.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I was born in New Orleans, raised their during my elementary days. French Market was a place my family and I frequent on the weekends to enjoy some good creole food, and making groceries (NOLA language). After MANY years later, I returned with my now husband. It was HOT but, well worth it to see all the goods the vendors... More

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Belfry
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

There are tons of local vendors/shops to browse through here. There were some local booths set up with authentic cultural items then you had your booths that you'd see anywhere at an outdoor flea market/venue. Overall the atmosphere was great and it was a good time. If it's raining or bad weather this is a great thing to do because... More

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Maryland
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Loved the variety of items available for sale here. Lots of similar booths but it's a nice open air shopping area. Good food. Cute jewelry booths too. Right off of the streetcar stop. Easily accessible.

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