The French Market operates three parking lots, all convenient to our stores, shops and outdoor markets. All lots are operated by the French Market Corporation. Call (504) 504-522-2621 for contract parking, validation program, and daily and weekly rates.
French Market Parking Lot
Located along the River behind our retail shops on Decatur Street, this lot stretches from behind Washington Artillery Park down to the Flea Market. The lot has only one entrance, at St. Peter Street, near Jax Brewery. To enter: If you’re heading eastbound (towards Esplanade Ave.) on Decatur St. make a right onto St. Peter St., then make the very next left into the lot; if you’re heading westbound (towards Canal St.) on Decatur St. make a left onto St. Peter St., then make the very next left into the lot. The lot is open 24 hours and is monitored by a French Market security team.
Directions to Main French Market Parking Lot
From New Orleans International Airport and West on I-10: From the airport, follow I-10 going East. Stay to your right past I-10 and Causeway Blvd. Continue east on I-10 to New Orleans/Slidell. Exit Esplanade Street (Exit on the right side). Make a right on Esplanade and continue toward the river to Decatur Street. Make a right on Decatur Street and continue to St. Peter Street. Make a left onto St. Peter Street and turn left into the French Market parking lot.
From the East on I10: From Slidell/East New Orleans follow I-10 going west. Take the Elysian Fields exit, exit #237. Continue on Elysian Fields. Take a right onto Barracks Street. Turn left on Decatur Street and continue to St. Peter Street. Make a left onto St. Peter Street and turn left into the French Market parking lot.
Farmers Market Lot | 400 Elysian Fields
This lot is accessible by entering at Esplanade, just before Frenchmen Street, across from the Old U.S. Mint.
Farmers Market Annex Lot | 500 Elysian Fields
This lot is on Elysian Fields, first block on the left hand side, across from Farmer’s Market Lot.
“Park It At The Market” After-Hours for only $5.
Enter after 10 p.m. and exit by 7 a.m. and pay only $5. Valid at any one of the 3 French Market parking lots.
Please note that the above offer is not applicable on these holiday and special event dates:
- Essence Festival: July 3rd – 6th, 2014
- July 4th Fireworks: July 4, 2014
- Labor Day: August 29 – September 1, 2014
- Halloween: October 31, 2014
The French Market is accessible by several of the RTA’s streetcars and buses.
RIVERFRONT STREETCAR: Runs from Esplanade Ave. to the Convention Center and back. Stops #1, #,2, and #3 all stop in the French Market District.
Marigny-Bywater Bus #5: Runs from Canal St., through the Quarter via Decatur St., to Esplanade, then goes through the Marigny and Bywater neighborhoods via Royal St. all the way to the Industrial Canal.
ELYSIAN FIELDS BUS #55: Runs from Canal Street, through the Quarter via Decatur St., to Elysian Fields and up to the Lakefront by UNO.