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French Market

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Neighborhood: French Quarter
Flea & street markets, Shopping & Fashion
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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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Hours:
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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Above average flea market....

The French Market was pretty cool, it had plenty little boutiques and shops. Some of them actually had stuff that you can say looked as if you could only get it there (Locally... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Albany, Georgia
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Albany, Georgia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The French Market was pretty cool, it had plenty little boutiques and shops. Some of them actually had stuff that you can say looked as if you could only get it there (Locally) and some just looked like dollar store crap. There were some awesome food stands and they even serve fresh produce on some days... There was a local... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I've been to this market many times before, the most recent before this trip was three years ago. It used to be a great place to find unique items that was all New Orleans themed. This trip was horribly disappointing. If you want cheap sunglasses, cell phone cases, or mass made crap items, this is your place. I think 90%... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We just were not ready to leave New Orleans so we headed back to the French Quarter for one last walk parked across from the market decided to take a look. We found a few nice prints to bring home I also wanted a mask but make sure to check out a few booths some prices were better then others.There... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

It has been 23 years since I visited NOLA last. However, when I lived closer I used to visit annually. It was always fun to see new and unique things. Unfortunately, it wasn't like that at all this time. Booth after booth had the same thing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Good way to kill a few hours in the big easy. Close to Jackson square and lots of vendors. Go early as some vendors leave before closing at 6pm. For souvenirs shop here as prices are cheaper than anywhere else. Try a gator burger.

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Chico, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Not sure what the hype about going to the French Market, its just a flea market is all. If you have been to one flea market then you know what to expect, cheap souvenirs, misc. nothings, everything they have here you see is all the souvenir shops everywhere in New Orleans. Maybe I am being a little harsh but honestly... More 

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East Windsor, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Simply put, an outdoor flea market under a roof. You'll find a full range of local tourist NOLA "stuff" and a fair selection of food stands that also reflect the local area - including craw fish and oyster bars. We did have lunch here and the food was good.

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I always love coming to the French market. If I didn't live an hour and a half away I would visit more and purchase more food items. You should really check it out if your new to New Orleans to see and taste the culture.

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chicago
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a flea market thats outside. You can buy tourist stuff for cheaper than the stores. The vendors are pretty much selling the same stuff with an occasional vendor with stuff you can't find in the store. Do not eat before going here as there are food vendors to snack from with food you didn't see anywhere else. You... More 

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Plantation FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The French Market is a fun area to look for tourist items and some bargains but the real excitement is in the restaurants that are in and surrounding the market. Had the best pizza anywhere there, great crayfish for lunch and of course hot bignets and coffee.

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