French Market District

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personal injury attorneyNew Orleans is famous for many things, but I feel like nothing truly demonstrates the history, passion, and energy of the city like the French Market.

For over 200 years, the French Market has existed on the same site. It began as a Native American trading post on the Mississippi River, chosen by the French. Today, it is a cultural, commercial, and entertainment gem that New Orleans proudly boasts.

Today, you can find many events, festivals, concerts, children’s events, and holiday events at the market.

There are many cafés and restaurants to choose from, including Café Pontalba, a restaurant heavy on New Orleans’ classic cuisine like seafood po-boys, jambalaya, and etouffee. Also try the Galvez Restaurant, which has continental Spanish cuisine, tapas, and one of the best views in the city.

If shopping is more your style, be sure to check out one of the many areas to spend at the French Market. There are many shops of the Colonnade, shops of the Upper Pontalba, and of course the craft bazaar and flea market. The bazaar is located between St. Phillip and Ursulines Street, next to Latrobe Park.

The community flea market is open every day of the week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Barracks and N. Peters Street near the Old U.S. Mint.

The main attraction of the French Market is the farmers’ market, open daily form 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The market has full-service eateries serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as a variety of fresh produce, seafood, and baked goods.

The farmers’ market also hosts the French Market Fare stage, where cooking demonstrations and musicians perform regularly.

The farmers’ market is located at Ursulines and North Peters Streets.

We encourage you to enjoy time with family and friends exploring this New Orleans treasure, while also supporting the local economy. The market is only a fifteen-minute walk from our office on Poydras Street, so be sure to stop by!

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By George Vourvoulias

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