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French Market
French Market

French Market

Free admission
Open Daily 9am - 6pm
1008 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA, 70116

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.

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French Quarter Historical Sights and Stories Walking Tour
French Quarter Historical Sights and Stories Walking Tour
$33.00 per adult
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We love our French...
We love our French Quarter historical walking tour with Carmel. She contacted us via text to provide us with a very detailed meeting point información four hours prior to the scheduled tour. She made sure everyone in the tour was present. She was very knowledgeable about the history of the city. I’d definitely recommend this tour to anyone.
Tatiana_D, Jan 2023

Recent reviews from experiences in New Orleans

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The French Market was...
Lauren_W, Nov 2022
French Quarter History Tour with Cafe Du Monde Option in New Orleans
The French Market was great. Only thing I would change would be the cafe du Monde voucher should be A shortcut to the line or something. We didn’t have time to get it at the location because there was so much to do!
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All was memorable and...
Lauren_D, Oct 2022
New Orleans Food Walking Tour of the French Quarter with Small-Group Option
All was memorable and very interesting. Jack was attentive to details which included safety crossing the street and our endless questions.
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Great Tour!!
Thomas_F, Jan 2023
New Orleans Food Walking Tour of the French Quarter with Small-Group Option
Our tour guide (John) was awesome. Very friendly, very informative and offered a wealth of knowledge about New Orleans food and history. I’d definitely recommend this tour that wants to sample some New Orleans staples and learn the history behind it.
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Renee loves her city and...
Ramon_C, Jan 2023
French Quarter Historical Sights and Stories Walking Tour
Renee loves her city and was an informative, enthusiastic, and extremely helpful. Ask for her by name !
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Our tour guide, John was...
Swati_S, Jan 2023
New Orleans Food Walking Tour of the French Quarter with Small-Group Option
Our tour guide, John was great! He was very knowledgeable about both the history of New Orleans and the food.
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Tasty and informative
Amanda_E, Jan 2023
New Orleans Culinary Tour: French Quarter Food Adventure Includes 5 Food Samples
The culinary tour was really fantastic. Neil did a wonderful job of painting the colorful New Orleans complex and vibrant culinary melting pot. The food was great and gave us a glimpse into some of the most famous foods in New Orleans.
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Great historical...
justin_m, Jan 2023
French Quarter Historical Sights and Stories Walking Tour
Great historical information. Our guide was excellent and the tour was just the right length for us.
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Susan made this tour great!
Caitlyn_W, Jan 2023
New Orleans Food Walking Tour of the French Quarter with Small-Group Option
Susan was our tour guide and she was a whole lotta fun and very knowledgeable! She made sure that everyone was taken care of and went out of her way to get me a non-shellfish option! A decent bit of walking, maybe 1.5 miles over 2 hours. We stopped at 6 places and sampled 8 foods. I didn't like everything I tried, but that helped me determine what dishes to get when I went out later!
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Bonnie was friendly and...
Stephen_B, Jan 2023
New Orleans Culinary Tour: French Quarter Food Adventure Includes 5 Food Samples
Bonnie was friendly and shared so much information throughout the tour. Food was great and it was an enjoyable experience overall. Highly recommend.
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This tour has everything….
Krissy_B, Jan 2023
New Orleans Food Walking Tour of the French Quarter with Small-Group Option
This tour is a must! The food was well chosen and delicious, we learned a lot of NOLA history from our guide, Jack, and were given lots of great tips for what to see and do for the remainder of our trip. Make sure you are hungry before you set out :)
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Yum!
Steve_D, Jan 2023
New Orleans Food Walking Tour of the French Quarter with Small-Group Option
This tour checked all of the boxes -- * expert guide, thank you Laurent * great food * great stories * historical knowledge and context * great food * good variety of food Thank you Laurent!!
star-5
A great way to learn about New Orleans and sample local cuisine.
Jeff_F, Jan 2023
New Orleans Food Walking Tour of the French Quarter with Small-Group Option
We really enjoyed the tour visiting six different stops around the quarter sampling New Orleans food and learning much about the history and culture of the area. Our guide Jonn was very knowledgeable, funny, and helpful. Highly recommend this tour.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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