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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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  • When in NOLA, the French market is a place to visit with a lot of great stores to buy your souvenirs from T shirts, artwork and hats. There are food outlets in the French market as well serving... 
    When in NOLA, the French market is a place to visit with a lot of great stores to buy your souvenirs from T shirts, artwork and hats. There are food outlets in the French market as well serving...  more »
  • This was recommended to me by friends and family who had previously visited New Orleans. This is located more towards the riverfront of the city and the outskirts of the French Quarter. It is a few... 
    This was recommended to me by friends and family who had previously visited New Orleans. This is located more towards the riverfront of the city and the outskirts of the French Quarter. It is a few...  more »
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  • This was recommended to me by friends and family who had previously visited New Orleans. This is located more towards the riverfront of the city and the outskirts of the French Quarter. It is a few blocks, it is open air but covered. There are many different vendors and restaurants that set up and take down every single day. There are a variety of goods from clothing to accessories to handmade crafts to art. It represents the variety of cultures that come together in New Orleans. We got pralines from Loretta’s authentic pralines. I got a T shirt from a shop that prints their own logos on the shirts. Although many stands take credit card through the square app, I would recommend cash. Many vendors prefer it and some require minimums to charge on the card. It probably takes 20-30 minutes to walk through the whole thing. All vendors were extremely friendly and were willing to answer any questions, and none were pushy or aggressive in any way.
  • So much fun! Cool little shops in the French quarter. Love being able to sip on cocktails and shop at the same time! (Warning:)) Go early as they button it all up at 5pm! Bathrooms are far and few between. Doesn't make it easy when the cocktails taste so good. Paid parking nearby or take your chances on finding free street parking.

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