The Oldest Market In The Country Is Right Here In New Orleans And The Photos Are Unbelievable

Originally founded as a Native American trading post, this unique open air market is considered the oldest of its kind in the country. Today, the French Market spans six blocks and is packed with independent vendors, restaurants, and more. Let’s take a look at the history of this fascinating market.

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Whether you’re looking to pick up some fresh vegetables, shop around for jewelry or other crafts, or just browse around, the French Market is absolutely worth your time. While you’re there, grab some grub at one of the amazing restaurants and, of course, a coffee from Cafe du Monde for the road.


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