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French Market

Address: Decatur St, 1100 North Peters, New Orleans, LA (French Quarter)
Phone Number: 504 522 2621
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$26*
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French Quarter Walking Tour
72%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Owner description: Whether you are seeking an authentic Creole meal of Jumbalaya or a...
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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Southside, Alabama
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91 reviews 91 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

If you need several inexpensive trinkets to take to the guys back home this is a good stop to make. Voodoo dolls, T-shirts and the like. It is sort of a flea market like variety. There are a few booths that have interesting items. Some items appear to be made by local artists. It seems that the vendors change often... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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32 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My first visit to the French Market was in December 1999. At that time, most of the vendors were selling their handmade items. I enjoyed looking at what each vendor had to offer, talking with them and making purchases. When I returned to NOLA a couple years later, the market still had some of the same vendors, but there were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

Found this place by accident while traveling with my wife. The vibe here is amazing. Super friendly vendors and the aroma of fresh food fills the air. At beginning of the French market under the arch the sounds of 2 street performers fill the air. This place is truly magically and can be very romantic! Go......NOW!

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Georgetown, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We had a different expectations of what a market shout be. This one was more stuff, not bread, cheese, meats etc. Good to see but you only need an hour. The spice shop was helpful as we purchased all we needed for gumbo

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caribbean
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105 reviews 105 reviews
37 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

is a must to visit this place, it has amazing and unique things, is worth going and remember to bargain a lot, it has very nice merchandise

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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298 reviews 298 reviews
91 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Our tour group had an opportunity to stop at the French Market prior to embarking on our cruise ship. Like other reviewers, we thought it was a tourist trap but enjoyed gawking at the "stuff". Many of the stalls had the same ole same ole that others had. I didn't see anything worth spending my money on but I don't... More 

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Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This was a great place to look for treasures! We visited on our 2nd day in the French Quarter (after we bought a couple souveniers) and found many of the same items for less than we paid in the shops on Canal.

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Horten, Norway
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Definitely worth seeing, a lot of cool trinkets and art for sale. It's a bit like a mini Vienna Naschmarkt but without all the foodstuff.

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Colombia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

They sell what they want you to buy, and if you take some city tour they will take you to specific places at the french marke, SO IT IS A TOURIST TRAMP!! Go there if you wanna say "I've been in the french market in NOLA" but please keep in mind that you probably gonna find the same things in... More 

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Panama City, Florida, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We love to visit the French Market everytime we visit New Orleans Always find something to take home and the shops around are very unique and have things that are not in your home town.

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