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French Market

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Address: Decatur St, 1100 North Peters, New Orleans, LA
Phone Number: 504 522 2621
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Great area

On the edge of the French Quarter. A great place to walk , shop and eat. There is also a flea market in this area, with food and local artisans.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Levittown
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

On the edge of the French Quarter. A great place to walk , shop and eat. There is also a flea market in this area, with food and local artisans.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The French Market is an small outdoor market where local vendors sell all kinds of gifts and crafts at one end, and the other end there are local food vendors. This is a great place to wander around and see what the locals are cooking up!

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San Antonio, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We strolled through here on a rainy Saturday just looking to stay out of the rain. I'd say it was very typical of an open aired "flea market" with exception to a few New Orleans food booths, which are always delicious. There was a praline store just outside the French Matket area that had some of the freshest pralines I've... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I loved walking around French Quarter, and what better way to get some cultural experiences and satisfy your hunger than to stop in the French Quarter. The history alone is pretty cool (originates from the 1800s) and there are lots of eating options. Lots of good cajun southern food. Some shopping opportunities too! Great atmosphere

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Schoharie, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The market is worth a visit for the food that's for sale. Really good freshly made sandwiches, fresh crawfish, muffalettas and po boys. Great for a little snack. The stuff for sale is varied, lots of good hand made things, some of it is tat, but it's fun going through it all. I would recommend getting a sandwich or cheese... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We were told french market was good for souvenirs but it was kind of a waste of time unless you like browsing thru rows of junk. If you like swap meets and garage sales this is for you.

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nj
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

this is a great place to shop for souvenirs and gifts to bring back home, there is a number of booths selling inexpensive jewelry, shirts etc, there are numerous food stalls as you enter and is not too far from the main square. just follow decatuer and that should get you there

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Eudora, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed visiting all the booths- mostly arts, crafts, tee shirts, jewelry- produce- and a few food vendors- really neat to get some local flavor!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Make sure to eat in the open market and order the crawfish. The wonderful man that weighs and serves your crawfish will teach you how to eat them. They even provide disposable gloves to use. It is a fun and tasty experience. Be prepared to have burning lips afterwards!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

My kids wanted shirts and other souvenirs so we shopped all around New Orleans downtown area and came back here for better pricing. They have handmade items including some voodoo dolls my daughter was excitedly grabbed up. My son found a cool hat that was twice the price in other shops. We bought t shirts that were a good quality... More 

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