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“Great open air market” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of French Market

French Market
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French Quarter Stroll
Ranked #42 of 333 things to do in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
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.
Vermont
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44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great open air market”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

Really enjoyed haning around this area. I didn't buy anything but my wife did. The outdoor cafe with music was a treat.

Visited January 2013
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Lewisville, TX
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15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“French Market/Flea Market? You say tomato...I say tomato...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

If this is really the oldest market in U.S. history, then with that premise...alone...one would assume it would have fruits and vegetables. The only fruits and vegetables I was able to locate were in drink form...many of them containing alcohol. This is a prime example of a flea market full of crap. No matter what the time of day, you can hear foul mouthed four letter words being spewed from the "bar" right across the street (Decatur street)....so, keep your kids' ears covered. Nothing about this market makes it memorable nor enjoyable.

Visited February 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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90 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Shopping in New Orleans”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

Excellent variety of cheap items. Not a lot of traffic. Vendors complained that the Superbowl kept them from making money. Apparently the city did not advertise the market and many news agencies indicated that it was not safe for people to come to the market.

Visited February 2013
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Virginia Beach, VA
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111 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Lots of independent vendors”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

Found masks for half of what they cost on Bourbon St. Lots of jewelry, music, food .. Fun to spend a few hours and browse the market.

Visited January 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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236 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Lots of bargains and hand made items.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

I really liked the French Market, more like a flea market. Tons of vendors some of the typical tourist stuff, and quite a few vendors selling their hand made wares. There are also food booths, fresh fruit, pastries a little bit of everything. I had some great finds, I spent several hours here for sure. Most of the vendors were very friendly and willing to haggle.

Visited January 2013
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