This 18th-century mall is the best place to find New Orleans trinkets and regional fare.. In Short More than a half-dozen buildings and several open-air sections comprise the six-block area collectively referred to as the French Market. It remains, in part, as it started--a place to find vendors peddling eclectic trinkets, jewelry, sunglasses, art, posters and clothing. From Barracks Street, visitors first encounter a massive flea market. Shops and restaurants now fill the buildings that continue toward the complex's crown jewel, Cafe du Monde.
Come here first to do your souvenir shopping!! A lot of things are cheaper here, and you have the added benefit of being able to haggle with the merchants! You might find a better deal on t-shirts at some of the gift shops, but in general, this place is THE place to come for shopping. They also have a farmers market section with lots of treats and goodies. A must visit for barain hunters!!