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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. Arrange to visit French Market and other attractions in New Orleans using our New Orleans trip planner .
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  • I went because I read there were flea markets here everyday. It was only touristy stuff. I'm sure some of the handmade jewelry was nice but I wanted to go to a flea market. The vendors are aggressive ...  more »
  • The Market has changed to a bunch of souvenir vendors selling alligator heads and poorly made gifts. Oscar (jewelry maker) and the food were the only places worth stopping  more »
  • Really not worth it, had expected more. What is offered for sale shall really isn't much for and typical herbs that we wanted to buy, turned out to be a dollar cheaper afterwards in a small shop near Jackson Square.
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