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“Colorful Vendors Great Place for Inexpensive Souvenirs”
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Anderson, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Colorful Vendors Great Place for Inexpensive Souvenirs”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Drug my husband down for a walk through this historic marketplace. We thoroughly enjoyed its flavor and atmosphere. Lots of different vendors, and yes, I'm sure, lots of cheap, made somewhere out of the country, stuff. On the other hand, some very talented artists and above average souvenirs to take home for the tourists. Purses, hats, wallets and jewelry abound. I loved the masquerade masks of all sorts with affordable prices. Nice spot to grab a quick bite as well.

Visited October 2012
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Stony Point, New York
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“Nice change from Burbon St....”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

As far as open markets are concerned, not too bad. A little too flea market for me but they had quite a few food stands, which were good for a quick snack. Nice change of pace from the bar scene in NOLA...I bought some Alligator Jerky for my daughter which was cool. Nice for a change of scenery. So if you are looking for a walk on a nice day in NOLA, this is a good idea...but if you do not have too much time in the city, no need to rush here.

Visited October 2012
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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“Market or Flea Market?”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

I am only giving this a very good rating because of the few actual artists that are here. There is a ton of made in china products here. Lets say lots of junk, but the few artists that are here are very talented. From jewelry, photos and t shirts. I had a gentleman make me a custom paracord bracelet in Florida Gator colors while a waited. I probably could have got it a dollar our two cheaper on ebay, but it was nice to see it being handmade as i watched. Pick and choose your purchases wisely Lots of stalls with lots of different prices.

Visited September 2012
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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“lots of history”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

The French Market is rich in history. I wish in the Flea Market section they would have more local merchandise being sold & not so much made in China stuff. In other sections there are merchants selling more local type items. It is a fun place to spend the day shopping & eating. (The bathrooms are not a place you want to use.)

Visited April 2012
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Anderson,SC
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“Open air market”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

As open air markets good this one and better than average but in general not my kind of thing. Seems to be same junk for sale in general. Did find one thing that was kinda neat (hanging pot plant).

Visited November 2012
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