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Three Hour City Tour of New Orleans
"Your tour begins when you pass through the French Quarter and travel past the mansions along Esplanade Avenue on your way to a stop in City Park where you can visit the Morning Call Cafe' for coffee and beignets or view the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. In addition you will see the Ninth Ward a neighborhood devastated by Hurricane Katrina. View the Garden District with it's vast mansions that line pristine boulevards the Warehouse District Faubourg Treme- one of the oldest African American neighborhoods in the country dating back to the 1700's pass through the area formerly known as the American Sector
From $45.00
 
Haunted Cemetery Tour
"This walking tour will depart from P.J.'s Coffee House conveniently located at 630 Chartres Street in the historic Upper Pontalba Building just off Jackson Square. Your guide will lead you through the old French Quarter during the first half of the tour stopping at various historical locations to explain the unique history of New Orleans. You will learn about the history the hauntings and the unique burial practices that make St. Louis No. 1 so unique. After a leisurely 7-block stroll the tour will take a break at the Basin St. Visitor's Center
From $25.00
 
French Quarter History and Legends Tour
"Join us for a two hour morning history stroll through the French Quarter. We will walk the narrow streets of the oldest parts of the city visiting the longest surviving buildings and sharing the most interesting and most famous stories of our h the riverfront that was the lifeblood of the City and visit nationally recognized landmarks like Madame John’s Legacy Napoleon House Lafite’s Blacksmith Shop and more.  See the oldest buildings from the original French settlement built well before the American Revolution. Here a thriving colony existed creating a unique mix of French and Spanish architecture food from ingredients around the world
From $19.00

French Market Tips (27)

French Market

If I had to describe it in our own lingo, I might call it a local "open air" market. It runs from St. Ann Street to Barracks Street in the French Quarter. It's no fancy place, but quite colorful with...
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Wendy67
Mar 03, 2005

French Market

If you like city market places this one will not disappoint. It's busy and there are tons of vendors selling some fairly interesting junk. It's worth walking around even if you are not really looking...
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richiecdisc
Apr 04, 2011

French Market

Bric-à-brac refers to items of low value, which are typically sold in a street market style setting. This is the ultimate definition of what is available in the French Market outdoor shops in New...
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ATXtraveler
Nov 25, 2008

Forever New Orleans

The fleur de lis represents the French influence in New Orleans history. You'll find this symbol imprinted or rendered on many items throughout Forever New Orleans: Christmas ornaments (pic #3),...
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VeronicaG
Dec 07, 2008

French Market

The French Market is really cool because it has so many different things. From jewelry, to paintings, to wallets, to sculptures, to drums, etc., etc., the French Market has the variety you need....
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Jmill42
Nov 16, 2002

The French Market RULES!

You'll adore the French Market in the French Quarter. It's a funky, eclectic mix of local cuisine and cheap souvenirs. Nathalie especially loved getting a pair of duck-shaped sunglasses. For her, a...
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BuickMackane
Dec 09, 2002

French Market

The Old French Market is really old, actually the oldest public Market that still exists in USA as it stands there since 1791. I can imagine how important it should be in the old days as a grand...
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mindcrime
Dec 24, 2010

French Market

Flea market (Saturday and Sundays) has all kinds of vendors with the best bargains for souvenirs. Check here BEFORE you buy anywhere else. Depending on your personal preferences, you can get 7...
PAnative
Dec 15, 2004

French Market

When we had our orientation lecture, they told us that the French Market would be open every day, but the weekends - particularly Saturday - would be better.I often go to the Big Pine Flea Market in...
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grandmaR
Apr 04, 2011

French Market

Provisioners of produce, housewares and crafts have been selling their wares at the French Market for centuries - it's the oldest continually-operated market in the country. It's here that both locals...
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goodfish
Oct 06, 2005

French Market, New Orleans by aussirose

Of course just about every shop in New Orleans has the usual tourist gifts. Some of them, especially the T-Shirt shops are fantastic. In Decatur Street we did some gift shopping. Bought a pipe for a...
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aussirose
Dec 26, 2015

French Market

1. Designer-inspired purses, wallets, sunglasses. 2. Framed and/or matted New Orleans prints 3. "I've been to New Orleans" t-shirts and the like 4. Candles 5. Jazz CDs and cassettes 6. Feather Boas 7....
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maestrousmc
Apr 04, 2011
 
 
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Things to Do Near New Orleans

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

This small chapel was built in 1826, which makes it the oldest chuch still standing in the city. It was built close to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, just outside of the French Quarter, at the peak of the...
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Wax Museum

Visited the Musee Conti Wax Museum which contains wax sculptures that chronicle the history of New Orleans. The attached picture is of Madame LaLaurie torturing her slaves in the attic of the...
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French Quarter Walking Tour

The Le Monde Creole tour in the French Quarter is excellent. They take you into several private courtyards in the quarter. This tour costs a little more but is worth it to get into the courtyards. The...
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Superdome

the superdome sports arena is home to the new orleans saints NFL football team and the annual sugarbowl college football bowl game. the superdome also hosts rock concerts and other events through out...
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1850 House - Louisiana State Museum

While you're walking around Jackson Square you'll see the 1850 House which is apart of the Louisiana State Museums. "The Upper and Lower Pontalba Buildings, which line the St. Ann and St. Peter...
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Pharmacy Museum

Before 1804, the field of pharmacy was unregulated. The only requirement was a six-month apprenticeship, after which time the person could make and sell medicines unhampered by any laws or agencies....
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