• French Market

French Market

Originally founded as a Native American trading post before being colonized by European nations, the open-air French Market spans over 5 blocks in the French Quarter, stretching from Café du Monde by Jackson Square to the end of Esplanade Avenue, and has something for just about everyone. The market features over 200 vendors on an average day and offers a variety of authentic Cajun cuisine, local produce, handmade crafts, specialty art, shopping, and more.

The oldest of its kind in the United States, it was previously named the “Meat Market,” operating as the only location in the city that was licensed to sell meat and was re-named after the right to sell meat was delegated to other companies in the city.

Our New Orleans Evening Segway Tour glides right to the heart of the French Market district where you’ll learn more about the history of the market and how it has evolved alongside New Orleans, and we encourage you to return and spend extra time weaving through the various stalls to shop and taste some delicious New Orleans cuisine.

Practical Information

Hours

Daily 10:00am – 6:00pm

Public Transportation

Paid parking lot available.

Riverfront streetcars #1, 2, and 3 all stop here.

Buses Marigny Bywater #5 and Elysian Fields #55 both stop here.

Public Entrance Fees

Free