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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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Saturday Funday

Could have spent the entire day walking, eating, and drinking our way through the market. It's Carnival and masks abound!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Pam M
Springfield, Illinois, United States
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must see on your first or second day for lunch. Its right by the river, shops, and Cafe du Monde. There's a little stand that serves toasted muffaletas (mmmmmmm), oyster stand, fruit and veggie market, hot sauces and spices, drinks, crafts, and other local flavor. Don't forget to try the alligator too!

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Springfield, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Could have spent the entire day walking, eating, and drinking our way through the market. It's Carnival and masks abound!

Thank Pam M
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sorry this is not a great place to shop. There are few real retailers there; most are selling junk. Tee shirts, mardi gras trinkets. The farmers market aspect was very small. I looked forwarded to shopping there and I am now glad I went alone and did not drag my family with me.

Thank Goldenmax14
Sublimity, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The French Market is fun because it has so many types of local foods to offer in one place, so we ate crawfish and shrimp and also crepes from The Crepe Cart. I would say take the time to visit the French Market for fun shopping.

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Navarre, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice variety of shops and foods throughout the plex. Most shops were set up by booth and some restaurants were more less fast food type but good. Very busy although we did go on a weekday. I would say this area is more kid friendly and something for the whole family. Didn't see any panhandlers. Will go back if in... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Been here couple of years ago and nothing changed but the weird people. Didn't see much to get excited about. Jewelry bracelets Cajun food gifts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We loved the French Market. An eclectic variety of crafts and souvenirs. This was a nice ending to our visit to NOLA. I was able to pick up inexpensive souvenirs for the family.

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Palos Park, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A large, open air market that goes forever, the French Market is worth a stroll. Food vendors, fresh produce, local souvenirs, praline shops, local artists and musicians are all part of the scene. Everything from China to Africa can be found here. Six blocks long across the tracks from the riverfront, the market is bustling with locals and tourists year... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a lot of "junk" here from China, but there are a lot of inexpensive items to purchase as souvenirs. There is a gentleman who sketches the most beautiful scenes and buildings in New Orleans and sells them for as low as $15. There are many small-scale eating places, selling seafood,candy, sandwiches, fruits & vegetables, etc. Seemed to be... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here in June 2011 while checking out the seafood festival booths surrounding it. Lots of stands with fresh produce including items used in creole and Cajun cooking such as okra and packets of spices for dishes as gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice, etc. Many sell the same items. Located in the French quarter of Nola.

Thank mariedesjardins

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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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