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French Market Tours and Activities

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Located in the heart of New Orleans’ vibrant French Quarter, the French Market is a grand bazaar that serves as much as a cultural meeting place as it does a market space. In addition to hosting stall after stall of vendors hawking handmade goods and artisanal foods, the market doubles as a venue for a daily flea market and a twice-weekly farmers market. The French Market boasts the superlative as the oldest continuously operating open-air market in the United States, making it a part of living Louisiana history.

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Open Daily 9am - 6pm
1008 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA, 70116
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City Sightseeing New Orleans Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing New Orleans Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Discover historic New Orleans in an open‐top double‐decker bus on this hop‐on hop‐off sightseeing tour. With either your 1‐or 3-day ticket, design a personal itinerary with several stops, including the French Market, Jackson Square, and the Garden District, plus available walking tours, depending on the option you buy. Enjoy unobstructed views and fun onboard commentary as you soak up ‘The Big Easy’.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.00
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$39.00

Adults Only - New Orleans Ghost, True Crime, Voodoo and Vampire Walking Tour

Adults Only - New Orleans Ghost, True Crime, Voodoo and Vampire Walking Tour

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If you're looking for a no-holds-barred fright in New Orleans, explore the city’s dark history on this adults-only tour from Hottest Hell, one of the top-rated haunted tour operators in town. Storytelling guides save the most grizzly true-crime tales, voodoo legends, and paranormal frights for this one, taking you on the choice of two different routes through the most haunted locations in the French Quarter and beyond.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.00
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$29.00

New Orleans Food Walking Tour of the French Quarter with Small-Group Option

New Orleans Food Walking Tour of the French Quarter with Small-Group Option

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Get more from the city by exploring New Orleans’ food culture with a guide. Stop by some of the French Quarter’s most famous restaurants for some of the area’s most delicious food. Enjoy tastings that could include seafood gumbo, Creole brisket, and beignets. Learn fun facts from your guide as you walk along the city streets, and if you choose, upgrade to a small-group tour with no more than 12 guests.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.50
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$69.50

New Orleans Small-Group French Quarter Food Tour

New Orleans Small-Group French Quarter Food Tour

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Eat and drink your way through the French Quarter on a culinary walking tour designed to highlight New Orleans’ rich gastronomic heritage. Visit local institutions and holes-in-the-wall, taste a range of dishes and buy culinary souvenirs, like hot sauce and decadent pralines. Enjoy food samples at eat that stop, which add up to the equivalent of a full meal.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.60
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$78.60

New Orleans French Quarter Walking and History Tour

New Orleans French Quarter Walking and History Tour

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Immerse yourself in the best of the French Quarter on this 2.5‐hour historical walking tour. An entertaining local guide will lead you through the Vieux Carré, along the mighty Mississippi River, and to Louis Armstrong Park and Jackson Square, describing the city’s cultural history and diverse colonial heritage. See notable literary and cinematic landmarks, bustling scenes of local life, and architectural gems including some of the nation’s oldest buildings.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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French Quarter & Marigny Neighborhood Carriage Ride

French Quarter & Marigny Neighborhood Carriage Ride

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Explore the French Quarter and Marigny aboard a relaxing horse and carriage during this small-group tour in New Orleans. Discover the history, culture, and legends that surround this historic city as you see landmarks including the St. Louis Cathedral, Napoleon House, and French Market. You also get insider tips from your guide about the best places to eat, drink, and explore in New Orleans.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00
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$50.00

New Orleans Scavenger Hunt Adventure

New Orleans Scavenger Hunt Adventure

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Among the best ways to get a feel for New Orleans is to get out and walk it, but the standard self-guided tours can get a bit dull. Take one of these 3-hour smartphone-guided scavenger hunts and a three-hour window of your day will suddenly turn into adventure. Solve puzzles, study clues and celebrate at the finish, all while navigating the historic streets and taking in the sights of the Big Easy.   
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.34
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$21.34
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French Quarter Historical Sights and Stories Walking Tour

French Quarter Historical Sights and Stories Walking Tour

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Delve into the stories behind the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans during a French Quarter walking tour. Take in famous landmarks including Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, and the Mississippi River, along with lesser-known places of interest. Hear from your guide about the architecture and heritage of the district, and get the inside scoop on recommended places for shopping and dining as well.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.67
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Private Carriage Tour of French Quarter in New Orleans

Private Carriage Tour of French Quarter in New Orleans

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Experience New Orleans from a perspective rare to visitors on a carriage ride through the French Quarter. In addition to navigating for you, your guide tells anecdotes about the historic landmarks from Jackson Square to Bourbon Street. Booking a private tour ensures the itinerary is customized to your own interests, whether it be a food–themed tour or a quiet, romantic ride.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.00
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$250.00
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New Orleans Small-Group City, Cemetery, and Estate Tour

New Orleans Small-Group City, Cemetery, and Estate Tour

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Discover New Orleans’ vibrant history through its dynamic history on this sightseeing tour. Enjoy a small group van ride through the city, viewing the diverse architectural wonders of the French Quarter, the Garden District, Esplanade Avenue, and Bayou St John. You’ll disembark for small-group walking tours of the St. Louis Cemetery No 3, City Park, and the Longue Vue House and Gardens—a masterpiece of architectural and horticultural history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.00
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$96.00

New Orleans Kids' Experience

New Orleans Kids' Experience

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Get your kids marching to the tune of New Orleans on a family-friendly romp through the French Quarter. Explore the city’s history with pictures and stories, from pirates and voodoo to jazz and Cajun culture, and treat young tastes buds to some local snacks. An entertaining guide tailors games and activities to kids’ ages on this small-group tour that has the whole family wearing Mardi Gras beads and stomping in a second-line parade, just like locals.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.00
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New Orleans Food Tour

New Orleans Food Tour

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From grits to gumbo, food in New Orleans is packed with flavor. This food walking tour of the French Quarter takes you to time-tested, hole-in-the-wall establishments that you’re likely to overlook on your own. Try authentic Cajun and Creole cooking, and learn about New Orleans history and culture between bites.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.00
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French Quarter History Tour with Cafe Du Monde Option in New Orleans

French Quarter History Tour with Cafe Du Monde Option in New Orleans

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Discover the magic of the Vieux Carré in the morning on this historic walking tour. Accompany your friendly guide on a stroll through the French Quarter to view signature architecture and learn about the convergence of ethnic influence on this famous neighborhood, from cloistered courtyards and intricate ironwork to po’ boys and jambalaya. If option selected, end with a sugar-dusted beignet and café au lait at Cafe du Monde, a classic New Orleans institution.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.99
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$15.99

Shared 2 Hours Saints and Sinners Walking Tour in New Orleans

Shared 2 Hours Saints and Sinners Walking Tour in New Orleans

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The Saints and Sinners Walking Tour of New Orleans is not your typical tourist expedition. Lose yourself and a part of your innocence on this adults-only trip through the best and worst of the Big Easy. It's a tour that shines a light on the lurid past, present and future of this historic city. Leave your kids at the hotel and channel your inner sinner for this voyage through the New Orleans' heart of darkness. 
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.00
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✔ Withlocals™ The 10 Tastings: Your Private Food Tour ✔

✔ Withlocals™ The 10 Tastings: Your Private Food Tour ✔

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Fall in love with the flavorful cuisine on the most delicious food tour in tow! Enjoy a selection of 10 food and drink tastings hand-picked by your foodie local insider. From yummy must-tries to unique dishes typical of the city; you’re in for a treat, so bring your appetite! Your foodie expert is ready to take you on the best food tour in town. All Withlocals Tours are private and can be 100% personalised to match your interest, diet and allergies. ******** Withlocals 10 Tastings Food Tour™ is Withlocals’ signature food tour, available in major cities around the globe. In the US we are currently present in New Orleans & San Francisco. Below you can find a sneak-peak about what you can expect per city: NEW ORLEANS From yummy must-tries like fried plantains to a surprise Creole treat picked on the day; you’re in for a treat! SAN FRANCISCO Get your taste buds dancing in the Mission district! From yummy Mexican-style must-tries like quesadillas to all-American sweet treats.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$132.20
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$132.20
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Haunted New Orleans Ghost and Pub Walking Tour

Haunted New Orleans Ghost and Pub Walking Tour

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Savor thrills, shocks and drinks (own expense) on this NOLA bar crawl with a difference—a ghost tour, led by a costumed guide. Discover some of the South’s oldest buildings; hear tales of war, Voodoo, murder and piracy; and see the French Quarter in a new dark light. Highlights include Pat O’Brien’s and the Cornstalk Hotel, not to mention the French Market, St. Louis Cathedral and Pirates Alley.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Oak Alley Plantation and 3-Hour New Orleans City Tour

Oak Alley Plantation and 3-Hour New Orleans City Tour

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Spend three hours getting an insider's look at this historic city. Rout the famous cemeteries, iconic plantation homes and Hurricane Katrina landmarks with you professional guide. Learn about Creole history and tradition as you explore the city during this tour that's perfect for first-time visitors, families and history lovers.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.00
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$106.00

Total New Orleans Tour: Food, Cocktails & Jazz

Total New Orleans Tour: Food, Cocktails & Jazz

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Discover the best of ‘The Big Easy’ on this full-day tour through New Orleans. Sample some of the city’s world-famous food like beignets and gumbo, sip on cocktails in the French Quarter, and end the tour listening to a bit of jazz. Learn about the history of the Mardi Gras city and how the city came to be the cultural melting pot that it is today.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$232.50
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Walking Tour of New Orleans French Quarter and Museum Visit

Walking Tour of New Orleans French Quarter and Museum Visit

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Get to know the French Quarter in depth with the benefit of insightful commentary on this guided tour. You'll learn much more than you would simply exploring on your own; stroll the narrow streets and stop at some of the neighborhood's highlights such as Cafe du Monde, the Presbytere, and one of the neighborhood's most haunted houses.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.00
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$39.00

Introduction to the French Quarter Walking Tour

Introduction to the French Quarter Walking Tour

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This New Orleans walking tour serves as a crash course in New Orleans history and culture. Walk with your guide to top historic sites such as Jackson Square and the Old Ursuline Convent and hear tales and trivia from the founding days of New Orleans through the present. This small-group tour is limited to just 15 people or fewer so you can ask plenty of questions.
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  • 2 hours
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$20.00
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$20.00

Private New Orleans Food Tour of the French Quarter

Private New Orleans Food Tour of the French Quarter

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With this half-day private food tour, save hours of restaurant research time and get a shortcut to some of the best eateries in New Orleans’ French Quarter. Led by your guide, visit a selection of well-known restaurants and try local specialties which may include seafood “gumbo” (a spicy Louisiana stew), “muffuletta” (a large deli sandwich), “jambalaya” (a rice stew), pralines, and “beignets” (local doughnuts).
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$875.00
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New Orleans: A Locals' Eat Dat! Food Tour

New Orleans: A Locals' Eat Dat! Food Tour

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If you’re a foodie visiting New Orleans, then there’s no better way to find local haunts than to go on a tour with a local whose family have worked in the food industry for over 200 years. Find out insider secrets about the city’s food scene and taste lots of delicious dishes along the way. Potential treats you could try include chargrilled oysters, “gumbo” (local stew), “muffuletta” (an Italian sandwich), “beignets” (doughnuts), pralines, and more.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$185.00
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$185.00

New Orleans Private Kickstart Tour with a Local
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New Orleans Private Kickstart Tour with a Local

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Break away from the tourist crowds and receive a warm New Orleans welcome from a passionate guide on this private orientation tour. It’s the next best thing to having a local friend show you around, as the guide offers customized recommendations about where to eat, shop, party, and explore to make the most of your time. So skip the tourist traps and learn to love New Orleans the way that locals do.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.95
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$38.95
Price varies by group size

New Orleans Hop-On Hop-Off and Garden District Walking Tour Package

New Orleans Hop-On Hop-Off and Garden District Walking Tour Package

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Explore the best of New Orleans on your own schedule with this 2-day pass for a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour. Catch the double-decker bus at any of 17 stops around the city, including the French Quarter, Magazine Street, Mardi Gras World, and many more. The combo package also includes a Garden District walking tour for deeper insight into this historic neighborhood.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.00
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$49.00

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What are French Market hours of operation?
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French Market hours of operation: Open Daily 9am - 6pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book French Market tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since French Market can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit French Market 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to French Market costs USD 5.99. Guided French Market tours start around USD 5.99 per person.
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What''s the best way to experience French Market?