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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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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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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Kind of like a treasure hunt... Trying to find the good among the crap!

This place is a flea market. The front half (closest to Jackson Square) is like a food court with authentic NOLA food. This is a great place to come if you do not want the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Katie C
Fort Worth, Texas
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Patterson, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are lots of great food places, sno balls, cajun food, you name it. At one end there's lots of shopping. It's nice that it is open air, and there is seating along the way. Great place to pick up some souvenirs.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My family absolutely loved this market! Make sure you bring cash though as that is all that's accepted. Is just a flea market where vendors wheel and deal. We got some great deals at this place! Great for families as well. Will definitely come again!

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Beijing, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pre-Katrina, the French Market used to be a combination of flea & farmers market that gave you a taste of the sights and tastes of New Orleans at reasonable price. It has since been remade into outrageously overpriced shopping mall like dining stalls and pricey knickknack vendors who have no choice but to to charge high prices because the new... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a flea market. The front half (closest to Jackson Square) is like a food court with authentic NOLA food. This is a great place to come if you do not want the crowds and want quick service. The back half is the flea market. Over half of the stalls are filled with "made in china" crap and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located under a roof, multiple venders. Roughly half food and half jewlery or t-shirts. The type of things you would see at your local fair wherever you live. There were some venders that had eclectic items but there were not many. For example there was a puzzle box stand and a calligraphy/wax seal vendor. Hardly any fresh produce to purchase.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the French Market during our visit to NOLA and found it to be a lot of the same merchandise over and over again. Mostly very touristy with lots of items made in China. Other than food stuff and restaurants, I don't believe we found any local crafts at all. Even the Voodoo Dolls were foreign made. If you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really cool market. There are loads of interesting stalls - some selling usual tourist tat to more specialist items - there is something for everyone. There's also a great food section selling fast food, all of which looked fresh and tasty.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Basically if you're in the area anyway I'm going to Cafe du Monde, and who isn't if you are a tourist in New Orleans, definitely take an hour or so though and walk through the market. It's an attempt to be like Faneuil Hall in Boston but it's not executed as well. A lot of the food looked a little... More 

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Toulouse, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first and lasting memory of this place was - it's HOT. There is no air conditioning in here, just fans on the ceiling. The market is full of little stalls selling knick-knacks - jewellery, clothes, things like that. There are small eating places selling beignets, etc.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and our 2 boys 12 &15 went here to see what it was all about. They have lots of stores on the outside and alot of booths inside where after we walked around for 5 min I decided it all looked like the same stuff and flea market like. If your looking for costume jewellery you will definitely... More 

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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.