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French Market

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Address: Decatur St, 1100 North Peters, New Orleans, LA 70116
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+1 504-522-2621
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

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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We went here a couple of times having a wander round One thing we missed out on was the food Lots of fast food counters which looked good but we were never hungry at the time

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Bedford UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went here a couple of times having a wander round One thing we missed out on was the food Lots of fast food counters which looked good but we were never hungry at the time

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When you're with a group of seven people in the French Quarter and some people are hungry, the French Market is the only place to go. So many different vendors with unique food options, it's the only place in the area where everyone can find something to eat that suits their tastes. The market also has a seating area with... More 

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Marin County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great open air food, farmers and flea market. We spend several hours over two days having great food for lunch and exploring the many mercantile stalls - even investing in a couple of touisty tee-shirts!

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We fell in love with the French Market and made our way over every day of our trip. We are big foodies, so having a selection of delicious things to take back to our rental was a plus. That includes the produce market end. You can find a variety of drinks to go. And the flea market had good choices... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Yes, there are some flea market type souvenirs here, but here are the things I liked best: 1. Clean bathroom 2. Found a wonderful children's book author and bought two books for grandkids. The author is delightful, she'll write a note and autograph the book, and her sister did the adorable illustrations. The grandkids (and my daughter) love the books.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Missed this the first time we were in NoLA; never again! Much better quality and prices of souvenir items than the little stores right in the French Quarter!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see on your first or second day for lunch. Its right by the river, shops, and Cafe du Monde. There's a little stand that serves toasted muffaletas (mmmmmmm), oyster stand, fruit and veggie market, hot sauces and spices, drinks, crafts, and other local flavor. Don't forget to try the alligator too!

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Springfield, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Could have spent the entire day walking, eating, and drinking our way through the market. It's Carnival and masks abound!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sorry this is not a great place to shop. There are few real retailers there; most are selling junk. Tee shirts, mardi gras trinkets. The farmers market aspect was very small. I looked forwarded to shopping there and I am now glad I went alone and did not drag my family with me.

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Sublimity, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The French Market is fun because it has so many types of local foods to offer in one place, so we ate crawfish and shrimp and also crepes from The Crepe Cart. I would say take the time to visit the French Market for fun shopping.

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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.
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