New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park
The headquarters of the Jazz National Historic Park has educational music programs on most days. Many rangers are musicians and...
One of the few surviving French Colonial buildings in New Orleans, this lovely convent is worth a tour for its architectural virtues and...
Molly’s at the Market
A cop, a reporter and a tourist walk into a bar. That's not a joke, just a good description of the eclectic clientele you get at this...
Coop’s is an authentic Cajun dive, but more rocked out. Make no mistake: it’s a grotty chaotic place, the servers have attitude and the...
1100 N Peters St · interesting places nearby
French Market information
Within its shopping arcades of forgettable souvenirs, it’s easy to forget that for centuries this was the great bazaar and pulsing commercial heart for much of New Orleans. Today the French Market is a bit sanitized, a tourist jungle of curios, flea markets and harmless tat that all equals family-friendly fun. Occasionally you’ll spot genuinely fascinating and/or unique arts and craftwork.
Following cycles of fire and storm, the market has been built and rebuilt by the Spanish, French and Works Progress Administration (WPA).