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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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  • This is the first place we stumbled on during our trip. We were there every single day after! Definitely a tourist trap. But shirts and masks are the cheapest here. A few people were rude when we...  more »
  • loved looking (and buying) in the French Market. Nice to see local goods and art. I love jewelry so that was great. They have a variety of prices and opportunities to shop for a little or a lot...  more »
  • 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!

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