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French Market

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Address: Decatur St, 1100 North Peters, New Orleans, LA 70116
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
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Whether you are seeking an authentic Creole meal of Jumbalaya or a romantic...

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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Fun to walk around

There are so many shops you can walk about. You can buy everything you don't need. LOL. Many foods are also available as well as souvenirs.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Masumi Y
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Hudson, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A wide array of vendors, from costume jewelry to sundresses and spices to snow cones - there really is something for everyone. Going early avoids big crowds as the isles can get tight as there's so much to see! Right across the street is a beautiful little (shaded) park which is perfect for having a cup of coffee (or water...since... More 

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New Mills, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did not know about the French Market but were advised to visit by the driver of a tour bus we were on. It was defiantly worth the visit. There was a very large selection of items to purchase some of which were being hand made so were very unique. There was also a decent amount of food stalls selling... More 

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Thank Shirley F
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you enjoy city markets, you will probably be disappointed here. Okay, I did find a great handmade tote bag from Senegal, but that vendor was the only thing I found impressive at this market. Lots of cheap imports and one decent t-shirt vendor, but you probably won't save money either.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and drink, and one of the most interesting shopping experiences you will have. The market offers many different types of goods, ranging from clothing to art and collectibles. As any art enthusiast myself, I found myself leaving with about five unique pieces from multiple artists. Great for those looking for a rich and culturally diverse art and shopping... More 

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altamonte springs, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I only went to the French Market during the week so I can't review entirely. There were was not a lot of fresh produce. I did buy the barbeque shrimp from one of the vendors which was disappointing because small shrimp. The place I got my cheese plate really was nice. They picked mild cheeses for me and put together... More 

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Thank Kerry G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The French market was a lot of fun. Neat things to buy and see. The food was awesome, parking was easy and the local vendors were very nice.

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Thank Amy S
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really liked the French Market/Flea market. You can easily spend a few hours there whether you are browsing or decide to stop to get a bite to eat. There are all types of foods and gifts! For foods (thanks to a tour guide)... Meals from the Heart has mouth-watering crab cakes po-boys (approx $19) but so worth it. Alberto's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fun open aire market. A great place to escape from the rain! There are good deals to be had here! It was not high pressure.

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Corona, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a fun place to stroll through and find treasures. There are lots of place to eat, especially lots of fried food. A nice way to spend a few hours outdoor shopping, and then for a treat, fried dough, drinks, or even oysters.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are so many shops you can walk about. You can buy everything you don't need. LOL. Many foods are also available as well as souvenirs.

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.