French Market
French Market
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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.
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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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  • Cheesy30
    Liverpool, United Kingdom314 contributions
    Just ok, nothing to remark on
    This market is not any market I'd rave about & I do love a good market, but worth walking through. We decided to have brunch here at one of the stalls, can't remember the name of it, but have attached pictures of the stall, it was 17. We ordered the traditional breakfast which has grits, eggs & sausage. The egg was undercooked, but you can ask for your eggs to be well done. We also had a crab po boy, which wasn't very good. I think we should have ordered better. There is a big menu to choose from.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 January 2023
  • Princess
    Washington DC, District of Columbia199 contributions
    Great
    Glad I made the visit. First time around we came too late and many were closing up shop. The second time having arrived earlier there were far more food and shopping options available. Souvenirs here will be cheaper than in other stores. Nice set up overall.
    Visited October 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 January 2023
  • Jen Travels
    Detroit, Michigan5,726 contributions
    Nice large market full of all kinds of gifts and souvenirs.
    One long paved strip of arts and crafts, gifts and souvenirs. From clothing to Chinese fans, from hats and purses to shot glasses, and fridge magnets to puzzle lockboxes. Plus I think they also sold a bit of food. This is open rain or shine, as when it's raining, they have the side walls let down. Honestly I went both times, when it was bright and sunny out and then also when it was kind of rainy and gloomy, and I didn't even recognize it when it was rainy because of the sides. So be sure you remember this tip. It does get pretty packed down the middle aisle, so best bet if you're trying to socially distance or in a wheelchair is to walk along the outer aisles. Varying prices depending on what you get. Anywhere from a few dollars for a magnet to $70 for a lockbox. Nice to enjoy during the day when you're looking to do only shopping, no drinking. I believe it's cash only for this market, but have credit cards ready just in case.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 January 2023
  • Brandon K
    Flagstaff, Arizona1,880 contributions
    Fun place to browse
    This is a great place for gifts, food, and just taking it all in. The booths are far less expensive than the shops nearby in the French Quarter, often for the same exact clothes, hats, etc. We had eaten recently, or I would have been up for trying out a number of the booths with food.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 April 2023
  • Gidons51
    Herzliya, Israel4,330 contributions
    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
    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, Maryland125 contributions
    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
    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
    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
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Deborah K
Saint John, IN524 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
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!
Written 16 November 2023
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Pam G
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Couples
We visited the French Market about 3 weeks ago while on vacation. We bought a set of the Petal Paddles (planted pot holders). We paid cash (unfortunately) to have them shipped to us - and were assured they’d be mailed out within a couple days of days. We’ve never received them. I’ve sent 3 emails and one instagram message. No response. Apparently we were ripped off. Very sad.
Written 15 November 2023
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firestarter56
Scotland211 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Utter waste of time. One stall selling fruit, 3 "food" outlets (birds on the ground under one of them) and about three other stalls.
Written 12 November 2023
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NMkitten
Amarillo, TX82 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Would have loved to look around but everything was closed up early. The stalls were all closed by 4.
Written 16 October 2023
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Wade C
Knoxville, TN415 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
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.
Written 12 September 2023
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Kool-Cee
Hagerstown, MD125 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family

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)

Written 8 September 2023
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Peter G
2 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
Great market place right in the heart of the city. A nice selection of food, crafts vendors and some of the better tourist trinket places around.
Written 17 August 2023
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Ashley T
Fairhope, AL34 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
The French Market is a most do when in NO! Get that Christmas shopping done early, enjoy crafts, food, drinks an music! It’s a real taste of NO!
Written 16 August 2023
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blakepatg1962
Wynne, AR4 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
The French Market never disappoints ! I love the variety of restaurants inside the French Market and of course all the great souvenirs
Written 12 August 2023
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Europeadventure2012
California204 contributions
Jun 2023
Historic market in the French Quarter. Although some of the vendors sell cheap stuff, there are booths with unique, handcrafted gifts. A good place to buy souvenirs, or get a snowball on a hot day!
Written 2 July 2023
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