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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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  • Street vendors with lots of low cost ... stuff. If you like to feel like you're in a thrift store, this is your place. One good thing: usually great music coming from the surrounding street. 
  • The French Market offers everything from Mufalletas and crepes (filled with all kinds of goodies) to gator sausage and fresh pina coladas. This is a great place to stop and grab food if you're with a ...  more »
  • Looked for souvenirs. Nice variety. Friendly folks. Got good buys on souvenirs. There is a food court of sorts. You can grab a bite and a break from shopping. 
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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