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French Market

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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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Great Place to Shop and Eat

Wonderful art vendors and J's Seafood makes it worth the visit. Also, great place to relax during sudden rain storms.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Arianne M
Malverne, United States
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Shelton, Connecticut
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It was fun to see what all the vendors were selling. Definitely reminded me of Charleston, SC. Was able to purchase a shirt for a reasonable price. Something people should do when visiting New Orleans.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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It's a while since I've been to a market with traditional high quality crafts been sold. It seems that markets like these have fallen out of existence and being replaced by cheap mass manufactured low quality item markets selling cheap clothes and cheap electronics. This was a comfortable place to go shopping which was outdoors but with a roof overhead.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I don't know what they use in their booths but it is stifling! Either a very strong incense or some kind of strong horrible sent. I had to get out there before I threw up! Very cheap crap everywhere. There is no quality of the markets of yesteryear, was undesirable to say the least!

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Malverne, United States
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful art vendors and J's Seafood makes it worth the visit. Also, great place to relax during sudden rain storms.

Thank Arianne M
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Glad we came here but disappointed that much of the product sold here was not local at all. We did find some great stuff but really had to look. Came home with a sugar skull, some jewelry, real voodoo dolls, a mask, a dress and guitar picks.

Thank RitaLyC
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very touristy but you feel you should enjoy it - lots of vendors with so many items for sale, part of the NOLA atmosphere.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get fresh oysters! Best I've ever had.. cracked open literally in front of you.. it was a great snack before lunch.. the rest of markets are pretty standard little stores

Thank Stephanie S
Rockwood, Maine
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There must be 100+ craftsmen/sellers under this tent. It in the Lower French Quarter. Six historic blocs on the Mississippi River filled with food, souvenirs and plenty of local color

Thank Catherine H
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The French Market is literally just a huge flea Market. It has food vendors that charge just as much as most restaurants. And there is an over abundance of stalls selling the same crap you can buy on Bourbon Street. We walked through and pretty much kept walking. However you can get to the river access from this area. Which... More 

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Bridgewater, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As the title says, it's somewhat smaller compared to other markets I'm visited, but the variety was quite good. Especially enjoyed the food vendors and gator jerky. Stopped for fresh oysters and a beer and to browse thru the souvenirs. Easy recommendation as it's not far from the downtown core and an easy walk to the river front. If you're... More 

Thank TDakin

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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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