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French Market, New Orleans

3.8
Flea Market · Hidden Gem · Shopping
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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  • We arrived with a list of recommendations to try, especially the shaved ice which was described to me as a must do on a hot day. We were so disappointed that the market was deserted, all stalls...  more »
  • Great indoor market with vendors selling their ware. It is like an indoor flea market with food. Great mix of food, unfortunately, many of the stalls were not open due to COVID but still very...  more »
  • An outdoor strip mall with all the usual souvenirs and some unique shops. We went on a rainy afternoon and spent some time in and out of the various shops and bought a few things, but spent more time....  more »
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  • An eclectic mix of wares sold by multiple vendors. My ultimate favorite is ANATOLIAN SILVER COMPANY. I loved his earrings! I bought 8 pair that I am not having buyer's remorse over. Go visit him and peruse his merchandise, I guarantee that you will find at least one thing that you must buy.
  • There were many craftsmen there selling things from fresh water pearls to handmade jewelry. I found an interesting necklace for my daughter made of old watch parts. Very cool. Decorated for fall!
  • Lots of souvenirs to choose from. Prices differ from vendor to vendor or depending on your bargaining skills. From inexpensive shirts, voodoo dolls, masks, to various street artist wares. You can also find great etouffee, spices, and sweets. It gets really busy during the weekends and festivals but still a good place to visit and not too far from the river.
  • Fun place to do some shopping. You love to haggle price, well so do many of the shop owners here. You will have a great time and get some great deals. Met some great shop owners here so happy and friendly. It really makes me happy to see people having fun while they are working.
  • Great food options off the beaten path. The other area is basically a flea market and some of the vendors can get pretty pushy. Others are the nicest, most laid back people you will meet. Especially the retired Marine that has drawings for sale.

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