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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
09:00 - 18:00
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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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Nice shopping area

Looked for souvenirs. Nice variety. Friendly folks. Got good buys on souvenirs. There is a food court of sorts. You can grab a bite and a break from shopping.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Vancouver, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Street vendors with lots of low cost ... stuff. If you like to feel like you're in a thrift store, this is your place. One good thing: usually great music coming from the surrounding street.

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Foley, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The French Market offers everything from Mufalletas and crepes (filled with all kinds of goodies) to gator sausage and fresh pina coladas. This is a great place to stop and grab food if you're with a group of people that can't decide what they want to eat. Trust me, they'll find something to satisfy their tastebuds here. I'm not a... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Looked for souvenirs. Nice variety. Friendly folks. Got good buys on souvenirs. There is a food court of sorts. You can grab a bite and a break from shopping.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was surprised on this visit. The French Market has really changed. It is still the place to go for souvenir trinkets BUT it is no longer the cheap place to do it. You can still get some cheaper things to take home for gifts but you have to look for them. Be sure to look at prices in the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stumbled upon the French Market while strolling through NOLA. Great spot with amazing looking food and a variety of options. Unfortunately we were not hungry but it all looked so good. At the end of the French Market is the Flea Market. Tables of interesting and affordable items. Nothing we needed but always fun to look!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love it! Good food, drinks and shopping all in one area! Cash is King if you want to bargain. Some Great local artists too.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the site of one of the oldest markets in the USA and it has everything, take a stroll and look for those memories of New Orleans or gifts for home, there you can try Alligator sausages, oh yes, must admit didn't try one, but plenty of different foods and drinks for all. Easily accessible by trolley car.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In my brief 3 days in New Orleans I visited a lot of neat places. On of my favorites was the French Market. It is a great stop for souvenirs. T-shirts & such less than half the price anywhere else. More than that it is a great place for local eats and drinks. I dropped $150 at a restaurant but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love coming to the French market. The atmosphere is awesome. There's a bunch of little restaurants, food carts, and there's also another section for knick knacks and things like jewelry, shirts, souvenirs, etc. Even if you don't buy anything, it's just a cool thing to experience since it's so lively. There's a bunch of interesting food around like alligator... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Near Cafe de Monde, a walk through is good to see different artifacts on sale from very different vendors. (Non high street merchandise) Very different. You can travel to this market using one of the street trolley cars. It beomes very busy so maitain a high standard of personal security.

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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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