FAQ – French Market District

Frequently Asked Questions

One-Time Group Performance Application

The French Market is accepting applications for one-time group performances.

For one-time group performances (school bands, church choirs, etc.), please fill out the digital French Market Group Performance Application. Once the application has been received, you will be contacted to discuss the details of your groups performance.  Please review the City of New Orleans Noise Ordinance that your group must comply with.

The French Market is a hot spot for television, movie, and documentary film making. We request that production companies allot at least 30 days notice for any of the above, as most projects first require City of New Orleans permission BEFORE the French Market Corporation can offer our properties for filming. Download and complete the French Market Filming Guidelines and Permit Application and email it to Jeremy Smith at jsmith@frenchmarket.org Upon receipt of your completed application, he will contact you to discuss your project.

The French Market Corporation is a public benefit corporation that stewards property for the City of New Orleans.  The French Market Corporation is a registered non-profit, but does not hold 501(c) status.

The French Market District encompasses six blocks from the Upper Pontalba on Jackson Square to the Flea Market on Barracks and N. Peters Street. Included in these blocks are: Washington Artillery Park (across from Jackson Square), all the riverside retail stores and restaurants on Decatur Street from Café du Monde at 800 Decatur Street to the Gazebo Café at 1016 Decatur Street. Dutch Alley, LaTrobe Park, New Place de France, and the Farmers and Flea Markets make up the rest of our properties. Recently, we adopted the Bienville Park at Conti and Decatur Streets and oversee the maintenance and upkeep of this park and statue. We also operate three parking lots: along the river, off Esplanade, and off Elysian Fields.

The French Market operates retail “brick and mortar” shops that occasionally become available. If so, they would be posted on our “Public Notices” page on our website. On a regular basis there are openings to vend at the Flea Market and Farmers Market. To apply to be a flea market or farmers market vendor, contact the Market Manager at 504-636-6385 or visit the Sell It at the Market page on our website.