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French Market, New Orleans

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By visiting French Market you’re immersing yourself in a commercial history that stretches back to the 18th century. The market started as a Native American trading post, and today it covers six blocks. Shops selling everything from clothes to souvenirs are accompanied by the farmers' market and the flea market. You can also find a selection of handicrafts and artwork produced by the local artists. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit one of many cafes, restaurants, and eateries, and taste the famous Louisiana cuisine and its specialties, such as jambalaya or gumbo. If you feel adventurous, and want to give yourself a true New Orleans experience, a gator on a stick might be just the treat for you. Put French Market on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our New Orleans holiday planner.
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  • The French Market is sort of like a flea market only more interesting and engaging! We definitely enjoyed our visit to the French Market.  more »
  • Visited the market during our history and food tour. Went back a few times. We loved the fresh oysters (a must) as are the Muffulettas. Lots to buy if you are looking for sauces.. and great ambience.  more »
  • This is a really cool little market some might call out a tourist trap but really these folks are just trying to earn a living in a tourist hotspot and a lot of the vendors are semi g locally crafted ...  more »