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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 #10 of 102 shopping in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Villa Park, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Food area is great. Wish we would have eaten there rather than a nearby cafe. The market area with non food items is nothing special or unique to New Orleans. Go for the food not the shopping.

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Winthrop Harbor, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I didn't see anything at the market that was out of the ordinary. It was like a flea market that took less then a half hour to get through. I wasn't all that impressed, but I can see why people go. It's covered, which is good if it rains! Visit Cafe Du Monde if there isn't a line (it's open... More

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

If you're looking for good jewelry at the French Market check out Anatolian Silver. The quality is good (all silver is sterling and stamped 925) and the vendor, Hasan Cicek, is very helpful and patient. For $2.00 more you can get a longer chain for pendants and they are beautiful, not the thin chains that normally come with pendants. Mr... More

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Elk Rapids, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This is such a happening spot, A must is Café au lait and beginets amongst the street performers and happy crowds. Shopping at he market Is a must and don't miss OSCAR and his wonderful hand made jewelry. I buy it every year and treasure my old purchases - all dated. Great memories of previous trips.

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Boston MA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

If you want or need to buy small souvenirs and we did, this is the place and it is so much cheaper than anywhere else. There were a smattering of craftsmen and lots of tee shirt vendors. We started at one end and made our way up ending up at an outdoor café where we had Hurricanes and lunch. It... More

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Belleville, IL
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21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

If you want souvenirs while visiting the French Quarter, get them at the French Market. Everything is cheaper than at the shops and it is the same stuff. Watch the embroidered tshirts. I bought one and when I got home with it I noticed the stitching was on slightly crooked. Stay away from the souvenir shops on Canal Street, they... More

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Brisbane
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I was so pleased to find beautiful silver jewellery of excellent quality at the French Markets. Mr Hasan Cicek is a proud vendor of the most lovely silver jewellery. Having bought overseas in other places I can attest that his jewellry is carefully crafted and his silver is the real deal, and nothing like the poor quality products I saw... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We were not impressed with the French Market. It was described to be this awesome open air market where artisans gather to sell spices, breads, and local arts. That translated to open air market where locals sell cheap stuff made in China. There were a few artists and crafters who had some amazing work. But no spices that were not... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Basically a flea market, filed with useless crap. Some of the food stands looked ok, but not worth the time or the walk over. We didn't buy anything because most of the vendors had nothing but garbage. Save your money and time. ONLY reason to head over is to stop by El Gato Negro for a margarita.

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Corydon, IN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Encountered some nice people but this is for all purposes a large flea market with multiple vendors carrying the same items.

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