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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
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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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Cool Place to go Shopping

Some of the stands and vendors seemed to be an extension of what you would find in the shops around New Orleans (masks, hats, glasses, shirts, etc). But there were some really... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 12, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

Some of the stands and vendors seemed to be an extension of what you would find in the shops around New Orleans (masks, hats, glasses, shirts, etc). But there were some really unique things as well (African masks, Chinese things, handmade knick knacks, etc). It was very neat. There were also some places where you could eat or just catch... More 

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Belleville, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

A great activity to experience since you are already at Jackson Square or Bourbon Street. Wide variance of counter service with local type foods. Mostly souvenirs' with a few cranky local artisans selling things. It is really just a small encapsulated version of the New Orleans area: a mess of people crammed together, with liquor. Good experience. The shade was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Our family enjoyed several hours walking though this outdoor market. In addition to all the usual souvenir paraphernalia (masks, beads, T-shirts) you will also find local vendors selling handmade crafts, paintings and jewelry. I always find a unique memento of my trip to New Orleans at the French Market that is more unique than something you will find in most... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

This is another great area to visit for shops, walking, people watching and great places to eat, lots of great history to see.

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Northwest Arkansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

This was my first visit to the French Market. Think of a farmers market with local food counter service meets tourist trap flea markets. Sounds strange, but made for a fun morning. The local eateries that have counter service are yummy! The flea market had a few local artisans, but the majority were inexpensive treasures (junk) made internationally that could... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

It's great for a stroll and browsing. There are many vendor tables with an array of souvenirs, but there are also great stands for fresh seafood, vegetables/fruits, cheese, etc. One of the stands was selling freshly caught crawfish, shrimp, and oysters, while a gentleman at an adjacent stand would cook them for you. My wife was able to get some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

I love the French Market. It is just such a happy place. Even when the vendors are just selling junk trinkets it is fun to look around. I love that you can find original artwork and photos from local artists. You can find delicious local foods and beers and whatever you want. If you make it to New Orleans, don't... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

The stalls with local food and art are great. It gets more commercial and standard "flea market" as you go. A fun way to begin your walk of the the French Quarter.

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Troy, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Fun place to buy stuff. Some it it is actually nice. Mostly tourist treasures. Great place for kids to spend their allowances. The best stuff and best prices are in the official Charleston Museum inside the indoor section of the market.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Spent my afternoon strolling through the French Market. Yes, there is typical flea market type stuff, but check out the artists and crafters tables. THOSE are the ones to visit!

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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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