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French Market

Decatur St, 1100 North Peters, New Orleans, LA (French Quarter)
504 522 2621
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Ranked #11 of 118 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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Jonesboro
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We went to the market with high hopes. When every other or maybe every third vendor is selling the same masks, beads and other Mardi Gras stuff, it is kind of disappointing. Other vendors seemed to have overlapping merchandise also. There were a couple of restaurants there also.

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Prior Lake, Minnesota, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I visited Anatolian Silver, in the French Market, last week. Hasan Cicek helped me pick out a lovely charm for my daughter. The quality is wonderful and Hasan was delightful. We are both animal lovers and had a nice conversation about our pets, past and present. High quality silver pieces and friendly Hasan. A great combination! Maura

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Baltimore, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Lots of shopping, food, music all in one spot. Take the trolley there and walk back you won't regret it.

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San Antonio, Texas
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157 reviews 157 reviews
44 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Lots of great shopping every kind of souvenir you can think of. Plenty of little cafes to stop and eat, hear music or have a drink. Beautiful local artwork all over as well. Walk through entire area before deciding as some vendors will haggle and several of the tales have the same items.

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Chicago
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I really like this place to get souvenirs and such. They have a ton fo variety from t-shirts, sunglasses, voo doo dolls, jewelry, and of course BEADS! I recommend looking through the whole place (its HUUUUGE) as sometimes you can find it cheaper at another venue. However, everyone always says you can haglle on the price. This has never worked... More

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Lexington, KY
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We were able to pick up all our souvenirs for family members in one stop and for under $30. There are some vendors with typical flea market stuff but also a few artists with some really interesting wares. You must try some of the food wares. I had some really amazing strawberry lemonade first thing.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This market is located near the River and on the edge of the French Quarter. It is quite large. I would recommend viewing all the booths prior to purchasing as prices can vary. ex. several were selling sunglasses (ranging in price from $4-$10 a pair). They had clothes, t-shirts, hats, jewelry, décor, etc). There was also a food court that... More

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

No visit to New Orleans would be complete until you visit the French Market. Strolling thru the French Market offers a variety of gift shopping ideas. We really expected more produce, but were pleasnatly surprised at the variey of booths available for gift buying. There are also a few places to stop and eat or just get something to drink.... More

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Coconut Creek
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Typical flea market but with good food vendors. Don't pay full price for any souvenirs, try bargain shopping. Items they sell here are okay, nothing special or fancy.

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Champaign, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I loved the French Market! I shopped for several hours and I hate to shop. I bought several unique gifts for my family and wish I had bought more. If you go to New Orleans you must go to the French Market.

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