French Market
French Market
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: 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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  • Kool-Cee
    Hagerstown, Maryland132 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Too Much Heat
    I gave this visit 3 stars, but would have given it a 3. We visited New Orleans to see family and my wife wanted to go to the French Market to look around. However due to the heat, over half of the vendors had already gone for the day. We went down after 5:00 so we thought we had enough time to look around before they closed. Although we were disappointed, my wife still found something to purchase for our 8 year old. So if you are planning to visit during September 2023 while it is still hot, go early so as not to miss the vendors. (*tip: do not eat at the food vendors in the French Market. The food is overpriced and you can get much better food at many other restaurants or hole in the wall....they are all over the French Quarter/Bourbon Street)
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 September 2023
  • Wade C
    Knoxville, Tennessee405 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    A tourist trap New Orleans style flee market
    Great place to go and mark it off your bucket list but that's about all. Really nothing special just a bunch of souvenir vendors and food vendors. Spend you money in a specialty restaurant and not here.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 September 2023
  • Deborah K
    Saint John, Indiana510 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun, Fun ,Fun
    Always fun to walk around the French Market in New Orleans & look for special gifts to bring back home. Stop and have a bite to eat or drink & just browse. Always recommend visiting the French Market in New Orleans!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 November 2023
  • Francine K
    Manchester, United Kingdom44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely experience not to be missed when visiting this amazing city.
    We had a lovely day wandering round the market. So many different things to see and to sample. Many unusual craft stalls and lots of interesting food and drink in the street food area. Lovely live jazz added to the ambience.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 March 2024
  • profjan06nj
    Fair Lawn, New Jersey244 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Typical Food and Flea Market Experience
    It is ok. Some food, flea market (tee shirts, key chains, the usual). Glad we went to walk through but it isn't a big deal. Kind of small, so you can go through it quickly. Grab some food and walk through to buy some gifts. Happy we went to see it, but you can really fly through in an hour or so.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 March 2024
  • Michael O
    Lichfield, United Kingdom803 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A tourist trap but nonetheless a must visit!
    In spite of it being a tourist trap the French market still has its charm and some gems in the mish mash. Every day a band plays somewhere in the Market and often exceptionally good. Some of the food stalls are brilliant so pause and choose you won't go far wrong.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 April 2024
  • Sabra W
    Seattle, Washington247 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Local Flea Matket
    A great stop to find some souvenirs and grab a quick easy lunch. You can't beat the muffelletas at Alberto's. They're delicious! The French market also has some of the cleanest public restrooms in the French quarter. Catch the riverfront streetcar and take it to the end of the line.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 April 2024
  • TYsadventures
    Brooklyn, New York889 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun leisurely stroll
    Typical open air type of market we ith vendors at stall like tables selling crafts, books, trinkets and a wares. Very long and narrow flat roll-in d pace similar to a sw a p meet or fair. Stalls selling N'awlins specialties and treats. Pricing varying from inexpensive to outrageous. Easy accessedie from the streetcar. A fun and interesting place to spe d a few hours roaming.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 June 2024
  • Sarah E
    Eastwood, Kentucky121 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Underwhelming
    There were quite a few vendors the day we went and the Creole Tomato festival had just ended the day before, so there was still a tomato framing the entranceway into the French Market. There were a couple of food vendors, but we did not get any food from there. Nothing exciting there and not what I imagined it would be.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 June 2024
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Travelling Pixie
Adelaide, Australia940 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Solo
Small market with normal tourist items and some food for sale. Some nice shops also surrounding it.
Nice to look at and pass some time if you are in the area.
Written 13 July 2024
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exacta123
Cedar Falls, IA353 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
We were expecting much more. It is small and very hot. There is a decent selection of food and crafts but nothing spectacular.
Written 3 July 2024
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Sarah E
Eastwood, KY121 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
There were quite a few vendors the day we went and the Creole Tomato festival had just ended the day before, so there was still a tomato framing the entranceway into the French Market. There were a couple of food vendors, but we did not get any food from there. Nothing exciting there and not what I imagined it would be.
Written 15 June 2024
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TYsadventures
Brooklyn, NY889 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
Typical open air type of market we ith vendors at stall like tables selling crafts, books, trinkets and a wares. Very long and narrow flat roll-in d pace similar to a sw a p meet or fair.
Stalls selling N'awlins specialties and treats. Pricing varying from inexpensive to outrageous. Easy accessedie from the streetcar. A fun and interesting place to spe d a few hours roaming.
Written 13 June 2024
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TheTravelbopper
Boise, ID45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
There market was fun. We were expecting more locally made items but a majority of the items offered at booths were the same mass produced items at an overpriced price. Worth visiting at least once though.
Written 26 May 2024
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Sabra W
Seattle, WA247 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
A great stop to find some souvenirs and grab a quick easy lunch. You can't beat the muffelletas at Alberto's. They're delicious!

The French market also has some of the cleanest public restrooms in the French quarter.

Catch the riverfront streetcar and take it to the end of the line.
Written 21 April 2024
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Michael O
Lichfield, UK803 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
In spite of it being a tourist trap the French market still has its charm and some gems in the mish mash. Every day a band plays somewhere in the Market and often exceptionally good. Some of the food stalls are brilliant so pause and choose you won't go far wrong.
Written 2 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

profjan06nj
Fair Lawn, NJ244 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
It is ok. Some food, flea market (tee shirts, key chains, the usual). Glad we went to walk through but it isn't a big deal. Kind of small, so you can go through it quickly. Grab some food and walk through to buy some gifts. Happy we went to see it, but you can really fly through in an hour or so.
Written 22 March 2024
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Francine K
Manchester, UK44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We had a lovely day wandering round the market. So many different things to see and to sample. Many unusual craft stalls and lots of interesting food and drink in the street food area. Lovely live jazz added to the ambience.
Written 20 March 2024
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Robert L
Amherst, MA1,608 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
You can find every T-shirt, knickknack, or beads conceivable. Just expect heavy commercialism. If you are lucky, you can run into street musicians or performers.
Written 15 March 2024
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