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French Market, New Orleans
(3.7/5 based on 1,400+ 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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  • Visited the French Market in July 2016. Okay, I’ve been to the French Market on every trip I have ever made to New Orleans. I have noticed that each time I go it becomes less and less interesting. Fir...  more »
  • Depends on the day, you can find some festival happening in the market (to my touched me on the tomato Creole, with many delicious meals) but in general is a market that blends feet of crocodile, with typical things of the businesses of Chinatown and common meals with typical meals from NOLA. It is a matter of choosing what to see and what to eat.
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  • This is a little slower paced than craziness of Bourbon St. Some interesting crafts, some interesting food and typical flea market stuff. 
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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