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 Places to Explore within and nearby the French Market

While exploring the six blocks of the French Market District, from Washington Artillery Park to the Flea Market, check out the interesting nooks and crannies in our district as well as the following attractions and resources.

In the French Market District:

Washington Artillery Park. Across from Jackson Square.

Latrobe Park. Between Ursulines and St. Phillip, near Gazebo Cafe.

Joan of Arc statue. Place de France. In front of The Market Cafe, at St. Phillip and Decatur Streets.

Dutch Alley. Home to public art, scenic walkways, entrance to New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park, Galvez Restaurant, and steps leading to the Missisippi River, French Market parking lot, and streetcar access.

French Market public art

New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park. Free music programs, films, educational talks and presentations, kids workshops, and more. Located in Dutch Alley in the French Market.

WWOZ 90.7fm. New Orleans’ Jazz and Heritage radio station.  Studios located below the French Market administrative offices on North Peters Street. The station moved to the French Market after their studio home in Louis Armstrong Park was damaged in Hurricane Katrina.

 

Our Neighbors, Partners, and Friends:

French Quarter Festivals, Inc. The French Market is a sponsor of French Quarter Festival and their other two major annual productions: SatchmoSummerFest and Christmas New Orleans Style. All three events, beloved by locals and visitors alike, include stages and events that occur in the French Market District.

Friends of the Cabildo. The Friends of the Cabildo offer daily walking tours of the French Quarter including the French Market District. Contact them for special individual and group tours.

Historic New Orleans Collection. To put the French Market and the French Quarter in historical context, visit this free museum for changing exhibits, lectures, and concerts.

Southern Food and Beverage Museum. Check out their French Market exhibit as well as many other culinary relics and resources. A fascinating look at our food and culture contributions to the world!

French Quarter Business Association. FQBA is committed to “developing and protecting the liveliest neighborhood in the world” by supporting French Quarter businesses and sponsoring events such as their “Get Away in the Vieux Carre” campaign geared at driving locals to rediscover the Quarter.

New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau. An excellent resource for all things New Orleans, from events listings to parade schedules, festival information, hotels & restaurants.

Vieux Carre Property Owners, Residents, and Associates. Get an insider’s view of the French Quarter with VCPORA’s events and newsletters.

Patio Planters du Vieux Carre. Supporting the preservation and beautification of the French Quarter. Sponsors of Caroling in Jackson Square and fundraising events throughout the year dedicated to upkeeping the Quarter’s gardens and courtyards.

Downtown Development District: Learn more about Canal Street, the Central Business District, and the Warehouse District. Watch interviews by locals on what makes New Orleans such a great place to do business and live a well-rounded, fun-filled life, whatever your interests!

New Orleans Regional Transit Authority. Get your schedules here for the riverside streetcar which takes you to the French Market–as well as schedules and info on all New Orleans public transportation.

 

Resources: Plan your trip to the French Market, French Quarter, and beyond!

New Orleans Online: The official tourism site of the City of New Orleans.

New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau: Need we say more?

Nola.com The online version of the local newspaper The Times-Picayune, with bonus attributes such as Mardi Gras forums, events listings, and photo galleries.

French Quarter Finder: Your guide to everything French Quarter!

NewOrleans.com “The Big Easy” experts…let them help you plan your trip with insider information on everything from hotels to festivals, restaurants, tours, and everything you wanted to know and aren’t afraid to ask about our quirky and quaint town.

Nola Baby and Family: A resource for families and kids coming to the Crescent City. Events, shopping, and a local perspective on this suprisingly super family-friendly place we call home!

New Orleans Tours – Free Tours By Foot is pleased to present the only free, tip-based New Orleans tours. These interesting and informative sightseeing tours will take you through many of New Orleans’s legendary neighborhoods and cemeteries, including the historic French Market.