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“Fun to walk through; but nothing amazing....”
Review of French Market

French Market
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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.
Purvis, MS
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fun to walk through; but nothing amazing....”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

French Market is nothing to be amazed about. One would expect a little better set-up considering the title of being the oldest market in the U.S.. You are able to find a cheap pair of sunglasses, the same Mardi Gras t-shirt 10 different times (all with different vendors at different prices), & tons of tourist junk. You are able to stumble upon the occasional vendor selling homemade products.

Overall; it's fun to stroll through; but don't waste too much time.

Visited February 2013
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Kigali, Rwanda
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great French Market vendor”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

I recently purchased a pair of earrings at Anatolian Silver in the French Market. I was very impressed by my experience! This vendor sells very high quality jewelry at reasonable prices and provides great customer service. I found them to be better than the other jewelry vendors in the French Market. I highly recommend them.

Visited February 2013
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Vermont
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great open air market”
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
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“French Market/Flea Market? You say tomato...I say tomato...”
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Shopping in New Orleans”
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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