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French Market, New Orleans

(3.7/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web)
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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  • give yourself a few hours here- has everything from foods to clothing pretty cheap. Check here first before expensive shops - there is a lot to choose from! Bring cash.  more »
  • This is a great place to find a variety of items to shop for. It is giant market that has vendors that sell their wares. I found a gentleman that made some leather bracelets with different size of bea...  more »
  • We really enjoyed this market. There were lots of interesting items as well as the standard souvenirs. Everything was reasonably priced. Be aware that you cannot receive your taxes back on these purch...  more »
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  • Always a fun time. There is a lot of junk, or stuff you can get elsewhere, but there are also a lot of unique things. We visit at least once a year. Always a good time!
  • Great place for New Orleans treasures including masls, beads, cds, spices. Definitely visit Herrera Enterprise towards the end of the market by the track side. 100% perfume oils at a great price! Try the Michelle Obama for sure! I bought that and the Burberry London scent for $24 total 💜💜
  • A nice place to go if your want to grab some cheep souvenirs. They offer deals on shirts like 4 for 20 where as in the stores your paying the same price for 1. Everything was similar and pretty cheep looking. There were a few handmade vendors, but nothing to go crazy over.
  • Great place to walk around. Food and beverage wise really good. Stands have pretty much same items can find some cute souvenirs
  • very touristy, but great place to get cheap new orleans schwag and people watch and walk around. bring cash