French Market
French Market
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09:00 - 18:00
Monday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
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Whether you are seeking an authentic Creole meal of Jumbalaya or a romantic candlelit dinner overlooking the Mississippi, this historic market area is for you.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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  • Gidons51
    Herzliya, Israel4,336 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice handcrafts market , mainly artistic items , clothing and jewelry.
    Quite a nice covered market in the center of the French quarter of New Orleans. Mainly handcrafts of all types, clothing, souvenirs, jewelry, artistic items and so on . Take half an hour to explore if you are in the area .
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 May 2023
  • FAMVACLasVegas
    90 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Okay to kill an hour or two
    I think I was expecting a little more of a farmer's market atmosphere, but it's a nice spot to spend a couple of hours. It's set up a lot like a swap meets with vendors' wares spread out on several rows of tables. It's mostly a lot of the same stuff: t-shirts, typical New Orleans touristy souvenirs, a few tables with art/jewelry, etc. There is a section with food vendors which is more permanent, not just tables. It was mostly local cuisine. We sampled various crepes, pralines, jambalaya, and an alligator po'boy (yummy). Prices were a little high, but not ridiculous. In the end, we only bought some beads and found better souvenirs at various shops throughout the French Quarter. Go early if you want to avoid crowds and be aware that many vendors start packing up a good hour before closing (which was annoying).
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 June 2023
  • Kool-Cee
    Hagerstown, Maryland129 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Too Much Heat
    I gave this visit 3 stars, but would have given it a 3. We visited New Orleans to see family and my wife wanted to go to the French Market to look around. However due to the heat, over half of the vendors had already gone for the day. We went down after 5:00 so we thought we had enough time to look around before they closed. Although we were disappointed, my wife still found something to purchase for our 8 year old. So if you are planning to visit during September 2023 while it is still hot, go early so as not to miss the vendors. (*tip: do not eat at the food vendors in the French Market. The food is overpriced and you can get much better food at many other restaurants or hole in the wall....they are all over the French Quarter/Bourbon Street)
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 September 2023
  • Wade C
    Knoxville, Tennessee415 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    A tourist trap New Orleans style flee market
    Great place to go and mark it off your bucket list but that's about all. Really nothing special just a bunch of souvenir vendors and food vendors. Spend you money in a specialty restaurant and not here.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 September 2023
  • Deborah K
    Saint John, Indiana524 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun, Fun ,Fun
    Always fun to walk around the French Market in New Orleans & look for special gifts to bring back home. Stop and have a bite to eat or drink & just browse. Always recommend visiting the French Market in New Orleans!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 November 2023
  • Francine K
    Manchester, United Kingdom34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely experience not to be missed when visiting this amazing city.
    We had a lovely day wandering round the market. So many different things to see and to sample. Many unusual craft stalls and lots of interesting food and drink in the street food area. Lovely live jazz added to the ambience.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 March 2024
  • profjan06nj
    Fair Lawn, New Jersey244 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Typical Food and Flea Market Experience
    It is ok. Some food, flea market (tee shirts, key chains, the usual). Glad we went to walk through but it isn't a big deal. Kind of small, so you can go through it quickly. Grab some food and walk through to buy some gifts. Happy we went to see it, but you can really fly through in an hour or so.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 March 2024
  • Michael O
    Lichfield, United Kingdom787 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A tourist trap but nonetheless a must visit!
    In spite of it being a tourist trap the French market still has its charm and some gems in the mish mash. Every day a band plays somewhere in the Market and often exceptionally good. Some of the food stalls are brilliant so pause and choose you won't go far wrong.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 April 2024
  • Sabra W
    Seattle, Washington227 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Local Flea Matket
    A great stop to find some souvenirs and grab a quick easy lunch. You can't beat the muffelletas at Alberto's. They're delicious! The French market also has some of the cleanest public restrooms in the French quarter. Catch the riverfront streetcar and take it to the end of the line.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 April 2024
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Sabra W
Seattle, WA227 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
A great stop to find some souvenirs and grab a quick easy lunch. You can't beat the muffelletas at Alberto's. They're delicious!

The French market also has some of the cleanest public restrooms in the French quarter.

Catch the riverfront streetcar and take it to the end of the line.
Written 21 April 2024
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Michael O
Lichfield, UK787 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
In spite of it being a tourist trap the French market still has its charm and some gems in the mish mash. Every day a band plays somewhere in the Market and often exceptionally good. Some of the food stalls are brilliant so pause and choose you won't go far wrong.
Written 2 April 2024
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profjan06nj
Fair Lawn, NJ244 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
It is ok. Some food, flea market (tee shirts, key chains, the usual). Glad we went to walk through but it isn't a big deal. Kind of small, so you can go through it quickly. Grab some food and walk through to buy some gifts. Happy we went to see it, but you can really fly through in an hour or so.
Written 22 March 2024
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Francine K
Manchester, UK34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We had a lovely day wandering round the market. So many different things to see and to sample. Many unusual craft stalls and lots of interesting food and drink in the street food area. Lovely live jazz added to the ambience.
Written 20 March 2024
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Robert L
Amherst, MA1,621 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
You can find every T-shirt, knickknack, or beads conceivable. Just expect heavy commercialism. If you are lucky, you can run into street musicians or performers.
Written 15 March 2024
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Sara B
CT/NY23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Plenty of different interesting food and shopping with restrooms and handmade goods as well as regular souvenirs. A good stop for shopping
Written 10 March 2024
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Nobodylikesadouchebag
British Columbia, Canada18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
What a junk dump! Mass produced crap from India and China. So disappointing If you want a good market with handmade local items catch the night market on Freeman Street.
Written 12 February 2024
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Kitty L
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Was full of junk, no local artists or interesting pieces. Everything was made in china.
For local art, check out the gates around Jackson Square and Royal Street.
Written 16 January 2024
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8reynolds8
51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The food and shopping are on point at the French Market. So many options! There is a tour bus stop at the market as well. There are free restrooms (which are hard to find in NOLA).
Written 16 January 2024
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DutchLace
Holland, MI771 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Farmers market and art/craft market. Fun area to shop for souvenirs/gifts. Many food choices and seating to enjoy it. Not crazily priced either. Have fun!
Written 14 January 2024
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