From the famed beignets of the "Cafe Du Monde" to the fabulous farmer's/flea market going strong since 1812, ... More
From the famed beignets of the "Cafe Du Monde" to the fabulous farmer's/flea market going strong since 1812, this shopping experience incorporates buying, dining and entertainment all within a five block radius of the famous French Quarter. The French Market boundary begins on Decatur Street across from Jackson Square. While you stroll through you may see any number of items, including candy, cookware, spices and mixes, clothes, fresh produce, crafts and toys, memorabilia and even gator-on-a-stick. The Market is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is free for browsing.
The French Market is like an Arts and Crafts Fair, Souvenier Shop, and Farmers Market all rolled into one big shopping experience. You can buy fresh produce and food with a cajun flavor, get all the fixin's to make your own food, and just sample some of the area's cuisine. You can buy gaudy, standard souveniers to take back to the kids or buy handmade items to display in your home made by skilled artisans. The French Market is also a great place to do some serious people watching. Bourbon Street may be the place to be at night in New Orleans, but the French Market is the place to go during the day. Don't miss it!
Full of exotic, inexpensive trinkets and New Orleans items . Don't expect to find any great 14kt classy things . This market is fun stuff that is meant to be just that....fun. Talk to the vendors. They are friendly, fascinating people. The items you see are unique....and sometimes even bizarre....but it is worth a trip thru it just to people watch!