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Cemetery and French Quarter Walking Tour
"Founded in 1718 by famed French-Canadian explorer Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne Sieur de Bienville New Orleans (and more specifically what we now call the French Quarter or Vieux Carre) has been home to many colorful inhabitants and happenings. In its early beginnings as a French Colony the city was first settled with Paris' most notorious prison outcasts before the addition of European aristocrats land-owning gentry. This strange mix of hedonism and money attracted purveyors such as voodoo practitioners saloon keepers
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Guided Historical French Quarter Walking Tour
"Let your own ‘local expert’ unravel the mysteries of one of America’s oldest and most unique living neighborhoods!Follow in the footsteps of historic figures as you stroll along the Mighty Mississippi through the French Market and Jackson Square and down the banquettes (sidewalks) of quaint streets named for saints and sinners from our European past.Learn about the Creoles on this tour through the original city founded in 1718 by French explorer Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne Sieur de Bienville.See the old Quarter come to life as your guide explains its secrets and helps you understand all it has to offer - architecture courtyards gardens
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Oak Alley Plantation and 3 hour City Tour
"You'll spend an unforgettable three hours on our comfortable air conditioned Mini-bus while getting an overview of New Orleans and experiencing the history and culture of the Creoles with your licensed tour guide. No trip to New Orleans would be complete without seeing the highlights of our city and the some of the areas affected by Katrina’s flood waters. You will see Jackson S St. Louis Cathedral the Cabildo and the French Market. Your tour guide will also give you an overview of the “French Quarter” pointing out areas of interest so that you can explore them later at your own pace.On the way to the “Dueling Oaks” of New Orleans’ City Park
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New Orleans's historical French Market

This popular market dates back to 1791. If you happen to visit some museums or go on a historical tour of the French Quarter, you're pretty much sure to hear stories about how people would walk over...
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Jefie
Aug 06, 2011

The French Market-Cafe au Lait; Flea Market & More

The French Market has existed at this site for over 200 years (1791). Native Americans were the first to recognize that this spot, on the banks of the Mississippi River, would make a grand trading...
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VeronicaG
Dec 13, 2008

French Market

The French Market is an open-air market full of fresh produce and local foods as well as a flea market. It features items that can be found in many tourist shops for a fraction of the cost. Good deals...
peach93
May 17, 2004

Farmers Market & Flea Market

New Orleans’ French Market has existed in this French Quarter site since 1791 and has remained true to its authentic mission for 200 years. It is America’s oldest public market and to this day plays...
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TravellerMel
Feb 15, 2008

French Market

The French Market started in 1813 as a butcher shop. It still stands today and you can get anything from apples to gator- on- a- stick. Yep, pieces of alligator meat stuck on a skewer. Come here to...
CoAir13
Mar 11, 2005

Farmer's Market

The Post Katrina opening date is November 22nd, 2005The French Market is purported to be the oldest City Market in America Included in the French Market is a Farmer's Market section which has food...
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grandmaR
Nov 20, 2005

french market

the french market is a historic site located just north of jackson square on decatur street in the french quarter. today it is a collection of stalls with vendors selling local crafts and flea market...
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doug48
May 25, 2009

What you'll find

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 29, 2008

So much history under one roof

What began as a Native American trading post, historians have made the claim that the French Market is the oldest public market in existence in the U.S. Struggles between cultures, changes in...
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maestrousmc
Apr 29, 2008

Permanent Souvenier Stands

I would have thought that this might have been an actual flea market type of things where one might buy antiques or other funky used items. It is billed as an open-air shoppers' paradise in the French...
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grandmaR
Apr 04, 2011

Walk off the beignets

After stopping by Cafe Du Monde, this is an interesting place to wander around. Within the market, there are a number of independent little places to shop - you'll see groceries, food, knick-knacks,...
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PinkFloydActuary
Jul 04, 2012

Another happy accident

We came across the market and it was a fun place to browse around and pick up any souvenir you wanted. Also good place to grab something to eat or drink.. We did all 3 there .. but mostly it was fun...
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May 02, 2016
 
 
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Things to Do Near French Market

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Washington Artillery Park

The Washington Artillery Battalion is one of the older militia units dating back to 1838 when it was formed from private funds. The battalion was formed to support the Washington Regiment which was...
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Jazz National Historical Park

This small historic center in the French market area hosts display on New Orleans jazz pioneers and daily performances by musicians mentored by the park staff to learn the art of playing Dixieland...
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Cafe Du Monde

I don't get the hype about this place. I liked it better than Cafe Beignet but not by much. Maybe I just don't like beignets? While the sack handed to me was filled with fresh, hot out of the fryer...
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Beauregard-Keyes House

Built in 1826 for Joseph Le Carpentier, the house has seen various owners come and go through the years. One owner’s Swiss wife added the garden in the 1830’s though that was later built over. Top...
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Old Ursuline Convent

This old convent is the oldest building in the entire Mississippi Valley. It was established in 1752 by The Sisters of Ursula. It was used to teach school, house orphan girls and to tend to the ill....
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French Quarter

I've been to the French Quarter, surrounding areas & cemeteries many times since 2005 & have NEVER had any bad experience. I've also never had to pay a tour guide to take me to any of the...
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Getting to French Market

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1001 Decatur St.

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  • Sunday Closed
  • Monday 09:00 to 18:00
  • Tuesday 09:00 to 18:00
  • Wednesday 09:00 to 18:00
  • Thursday 09:00 to 18:00
  • Friday 09:00 to 18:00
  • Saturday Closed

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