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French Market

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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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1008 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3406
French Quarter
+1 504-522-2621
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Reviewed yesterday

Place to shop for inexpensive jewelry or souvenirs. They also have a farmer's market on Wednesdays. Would not spend a lot of time here.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KC4444
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was mostly just souvenir items, with maybe some good food. I expected more flea market type things. Once you’ve seen the first few booths, you’ve seen them all! We did grab a couple things for the kids while we were there. There was better...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Carley214
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stopped by here twice during our trip. They have a lot of great shops for souvenirs in the French Market as well as the adjoining street. We stopped by here to eat at Alberto's as well as some fresh oysters. Really worth the visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bjeronimo
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is really nothing special but was an okay way to spend a half hour. Vendors selling lots of souvenir stuff but the prices were about the same as in the regular stores and they didn't seem interesting in bargaining

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Petrea969
Reviewed 5 days ago

pretty much a six block Dollar store or flea market with a couple hundred drunk homeless people that harass you and your wife as you pass thru.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very crowded with long lines. The restaurant is somewhat covered in powdered sugar. Food could be more impressive.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nalumg
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed walking through the French Market area seeing the souvenirs, the eateries, and stores. It seemed to be more of a ‘flea market’ atmosphere rather than a tourist destination, but worth the visit to experience the flavor on the French Quarter.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 866jamesw866
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great place to shop and buy souvenirs. Some sections have food, some have home-crafted goods, some have more kitschy-souvenir items. But definitely walk the entire market and see all the goods. Would definitely visit again.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank shealafemme
Reviewed 6 days ago

Typical tourist Market, some cool items, entertainment on the street kept it interesting. Had to walk by on way towards Frenchman's Street which is definitely a must see. Better to shop stores in the Quarter than at the Market

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ricardito
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The French Market District is open daily from 10-6. It began as a Native American Indian trading post in 1791. This is claimed to be the USA’s oldest public market. It is 6 blocks of shopping of all kinds, clothing, restaurants, a farmers market &...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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
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Lori P
September 12, 2018|
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Response from Penni_2018 | Reviewed this property |
I was there last week, during a week day and all of the vendors/stands were open. There were a lot of people there, but it wasn't overwhelmly crowded.
June 15, 2017|
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Response from DayTrip709803 | Reviewed this property |
No they are not hand made for that you need to go to Jackson's square which is mostly paintings but there are a few other things just go during the daylight as at night it's tarot / psychic stuff off there.
January 24, 2016|
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Response from noworreez | Reviewed this property |
On the weekend the market is very busy. Show up early to avoid the crowds. Have fun!