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French Market

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French Quarter
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Address: Decatur St, 1100 North Peters, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number: +1 504-522-2621
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
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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An interesting place to walk around.

At the far end of the French Quarter and next to the river this market is an interesting place to visit if you have the time. There is all types of things for sale from food to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Michael D
Del Mar, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The vendors were nice, but, several of their allotted areas were cramped and tight quarters, hard to look at things. Prices were good, compared to local tourist shops. Worth checking out.

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Del Mar, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

At the far end of the French Quarter and next to the river this market is an interesting place to visit if you have the time. There is all types of things for sale from food to homemade items. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit this market if you don't have the time, but if you have... More 

Thank Michael D
Granite Bay, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

French market was one of my favorite places to go. It is a outdoor market with authentic foods and crafts. Get the fresh oysters, cracked in front of you. So fresh.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place.. We walked here from our hotel and spent hours just looking through the shops surrounding the market and inside of the market. There are so many local shops and everything from alligator to tee shirts, art and jewelry. Don't miss this place!!

Thank Michelle K
Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Meet by 0945 under the French Market sign. If you're lucky you will get Ms Dianne Honore' as your tour guide. She knows everything there is to know about New Orleans' history, people and culture. You will be entertained and enjoy very minute of the short tour.

Thank Winston C
Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome little market packed full of souvenirs and other local goods with lots of handmade things thrown in as well as locals selling music and books trying to get their material out there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is always fun to visit. Plenty of Louisiana, NOLA, creole, Cajun, and Mardi Gras stuff to buy. A wide variety of items with friendly stall operators. We haven't visited yet without buying a number of items to bring back home.

Thank GeauxTiguhs
Candler, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You should be able to find just about anything you could want as a souvenir in this place. Table after table of original art, t-shirts, good jewelry, kitschy jewelry, trinkets, etc. I collect giraffes and found two wonderful specimens there. Could have bought more, but had to restrain myself.

Thank Karen D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While a lot of the stalls sell little souvenirs and trinkets rather than original art, there are a few booths featuring the work of local artists and it's a nice place to wander around out of the sun. They also have a food court and free bathrooms, though they're very sparse (featuring the kind of metal-rimmed, seatless toilets you'd find... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the riverfront trolley to the market for $.80 for two due to being seniors. Let us off right across the street from the market. Lots of art and crafts to see and then walked through the food court area. We learned we should have visited Frenchmen Street, expecially in evening. Will do next trip to NOLA. This was... More 

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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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