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French Market
Located in the heart of New Orleans’ vibrant French Quarter, the French Market is a grand bazaar that serves as much as a cultural meeting place as it does a market space. In addition to hosting stall after stall of vendors hawking handmade goods and artisanal foods, the market doubles as a venue for a daily flea market and a twice-weekly farmers market. The French Market boasts the superlative as the oldest continuously operating open-air market in the United States, making it a part of living Louisiana history.

The Basics
The sights, sounds, and smells of the French Market are enough to induce sensory overload for those who rush through. Instead, take your time wandering the stalls of crafts and culinary delights, stopping to bite into a beignet at New Orleans’ iconic Cafe du Monde or to slurp oysters at one of the market restaurants specializing in Cajun and Creole cuisine. See the market in the broader context of New Orleans by visiting on a guided walking tour of the French Quarter that may stop at nearby attractions such as Jackson Square, Decatur Street, Bourbon Street, and the Old Ursuline Convent. Small-group tours and private tours of the French Market and French Quarter offer opportunities for more personalized experiences and exposure to things you might otherwise miss.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Check the market’s event calendar for a complete list of special shopping opportunities and performances.
  • The market includes three cafés, two sit-down restaurants, five confectionaries, and over 10 other bistro-style eateries.
  • Shopping ranges from inexpensive flea market bargains to middle-end retail and specialty shops.
  • The French Market is accessible to strollers and wheelchair users.

How to Get There
Located along North Peters and Decatur Streets, and bordered by the Mississippi River, the French Market is hard to miss while you’re in the French Quarter. Walk there from any downtown or French Quarter location, catch the Riverfront Streetcar, or take Marigny-Bywater Bus #5 or Elysian Fields Bus #55.

When to Get There
The French Market is open year-round. Every vendor has slightly different hours, but generally speaking, most vendors are open from 9am to 6pm. Wednesday and Saturday farmers markets promise more varied shopping options and larger crowds. Wednesday markets have live music, cooking demonstrations, and fresh produce from local farms from 1pm to 5pm, while Saturday markets have more prepared foods.

Historical Shopping in New Orleans
The French Market plays an important role in New Orleans history and has existed on the same site since 1791, where it was founded as a pre-colonization trading post on the banks of the Mississippi River. Popular items sold over the centuries include pralines, calas (Creole rice fritters, big in the 19th century), herbs, spices, handmade Native American crafts, and coffee—which played a central role in the social life of the market, both day and night.
Address: 1008 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Hours: Open Daily 9am - 6pm
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New Orleans Virtual Self-Paced Guided City Tour

New Orleans Virtual Self-Paced Guided City Tour

Learn about New Orleans before you visit or while you plan your trip! Watch from anywhere and make virtual stops at more than 25 videos around the city. Explore New Orleans' unique above-ground burial processes, learn how to make a Sazerac cocktail, and hear stories about New Orleans' haunted history. Plus, when you book an in-person tour with Southern Style Tours, your purchase will be discounted by the amount you paid for the virtual tour. New stops are added regularly, so don't pass up this chance to see New Orleans without the crowds
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New Orleans 4 in 1 City Experience: Social Distancing Series

New Orleans 4 in 1 City Experience: Social Distancing Series

The first of our "Social Distancing Series", our 4 in 1 City Experience - is a fun and interactive private small group tour - maximum of 15 guests - with stops along the way. In order to maintain proper social distancing, this tour will take place on a 30 passenger mini bus and will be filled to 50% capacity to ensure the safety of our passengers, drivers and staff. What does 4 in 1 mean - this means you get 4 of our regular tours bundled into one private experience. A city tour, a cemetery tour, a garden district tour and french quarter walking tour all in one with a special stop at the end for beignets (price not included) We will "pick you up"...whether you are staying at a local hotel or vacation rental, as long as our equipment is within city code to enter your area, we will be there for you. If we are unable to reach your location to pick you up, our customer service representative will suggest a meeting point nearest to your location. Thank you for looking at our new product!
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From Garden District to French Quarter Food Tour

From Garden District to French Quarter Food Tour

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From eye-catching architecture to palate-pleasing local foods, this half-day tour packs a serious punch when it comes to getting to know New Orleans. Spend some time exploring the historic Garden District and Irish Channel neighborhoods, then join your guide for a deep dive into the city’s culinary scene (trying everything from beignets to gumbo) in the French Quarter.
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Private New Orleans Food Tour of the French Quarter

Private New Orleans Food Tour of the French Quarter

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Find out what all the fuss is about on this private, half-day tour of some of the best food in New Orleans' famous French Quarter. Your knowledgeable, passionate guide will escort you and your group to famous restaurants in the French Quarter and River area, including a few commonly mentioned in cookbooks. Depending on your tour time, you may sample a variety of authentic tastings which may include, Seafood Gumbo at a Dickie Brennan's restaurant, Muffuletta, Jambalaya, Creole Brisket in a pre civil war Creole restaurant, Pralines, Boudin beignets and stroll pass the famous Cafe du Monde. Learn about the rich legacy of fine food in the French Quarter and which hotspots to check out on your own later; you can even work with your guide to customize the tour to your interests.
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Highlights and Secrets of New Orleans’ French Quarter

Highlights and Secrets of New Orleans’ French Quarter

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Get to know the French Quarter in depth with the benefit of insightful commentary on this guided tour. You'll learn much more than you would simply exploring on your own; stroll the narrow streets and stop at some of the neighborhood's highlights such as Cafe du Monde, the Presbytere, and one of the neighborhood's most haunted houses.
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Private Walking Tour of New Orleans with licensed tour guide

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When one thinks of New Orleans, one of the first things that pops into our head is Mardi-Gras and Jazz. But this is not only what New Orleans has to offer. This Private New Orleans Walking Tour has the secrets to what the city truly is! Let your guide indulge you in the secrets that the city holds. The city of New Orleans dazzles all the travellers that come across it. It has amazing architecture and of course one of the locations that stands out the most is the French Quarter. In the French Quarter you will find Caribbean, French, Spanish and of course American influences. Discover and explore the city with a local expert at your entire disposition during 2 or 3 hours!
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Private 3-hour City Tour of New Orleans with driver and guide - Hotel pick up

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When one thinks of New Orleans, one of the first things that pops into our head is Mardi-Gras and Jazz. But this is not only what New Orleans has to offer. This Private city tour of New Orleans has the secrets to what the city truly is! Let your guide indulge you in the secrets that the city holds. The city of New Orleans dazzles all the travellers that come across it. It has amazing architecture and of course one of the locations that stands out the most is the French Quarter. In the French Quarter you will find Caribbean, French, Spanish and of course American influences. You will also visit the garden district. Discover and explore the city with a local expert at your entire disposition during 4 hours!
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