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Type: Farmers Markets, Public Markets, Shopping Districts
The French Market is a bustling, open-air shopping center that can hold up over 220 vendors on a given day. You can shop for paintings, clothing and specialty items while enjoying the famous New... Read More
The French Market is a bustling, open-air shopping center that can hold up over 220 vendors on a given day. You can shop for paintings, clothing and specialty items while enjoying the famous New Orleans street music and smells of fresh gumbo and jambalaya. The market has a ton of history, having existed on the same piece of land for more than 200 years. Some of the best items to find here are stylish hats to keep the sun out, graphic print coasters and great shawls and sarongs. While you would normally expect this to be a tourist trap, it is the farthest thing from that, with authentic goods and relatively decent prices.
- Daily 9am-6pm
- Recommended as Best Shopping Because: The French Market is a must-visit for souvenir shopping.
- Best for Shopping Malls and Centers Because: While not a mall, the French Market is a shopping mecca for ticky tacky souvenirs along with local hand-crafted goods.
- Best for Christmas Shopping Because: You may see and hear carolers, marching bands and of course a brightly lit holiday tree when you visit the French Market during Christmas time.