French Market District

1008 N. Peters St.
New Orleans, LA 70116- Map It
(504) 522-2621
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AAA Editor Notes

French Market District is located between St. Peter and Barracks sts., from Jackson Square to the Old U.S. Mint. Encompassing six blocks on the river side of the lower French Quarter and Crescent Park, a 20-acre urban linear park, this commercial hub features more than 40 retail shops, performance venues, scenic walkways, public art, restaurants and cafés, an open-air farmers and flea market, and three parking lots. Historic landmarks include Washington Artillery Park, the Joan of Arc statue at New Place de France, Dutch Alley, The Upper Pontalba apartment buildings and LaTrobe Park. Guided tours are available. Food is available.
Free.
Hours: French Market District open daily 9-6. Guided 45-minute walking tours are offered Mon.-Sat.; phone ahead for tour schedule and departure information. Crescent Park Bazaar, featuring local artisans, offered third Sat. of the month 10-4, mid-Mar. to mid-July and mid-Sept. to mid-Dec.