The French Market District offers a variety of commercial properties for lease. Commercial properties include the Shops of the Colonnade, the Shops at the Upper Pontalba, and Farmers and Flea Markets.

Additionally the French Market District also offers venue rentals for private events, film productions, and photography.

The Shops of the Colonnade & The Shops at the Upper Pontalba

At this time there is no commerical space available in the Shops of the Colonnade or a the Shops of the Upper Pontalba. When space does become available the information will be posted the Public Notice page.


Farmers Market

The Farmers Market has opportunities for the following vendors:

-Fresh produce, flowers, and raw agricultural products

-other locally produces food items

If you are interested in learning more about vending at the farmers market, please fill out our Farmers Market Application.


Flea Market

Interested in the Flea Market as a possible site for your business venture? Applications for vending in the Flea Market will be accepted every day between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Flea Market office, 1235 N. Peters Street.

Prospective vendors are required to call or email for an appointment where they must show product samples prior to entering into the approval process. Appointments can be arranged by calling 504-596-3420 or emailing marketinfo@frenchmarket.org.

  • Applications are available between 10 am and 3 pm at the Flea Market office, 1235 N. Peters Street.
  • Applicants must fill out application in person.
  • View the complete application process here -> Flea Market Application Process

Rental Rates (as of 6/1/11)

ROW Mon. – Fri. Sat. and Sun.
A $23.00 $41.00
B $16.00 $33.00
C $15.00 $25.00
D $11.00 $19.00
Lot (E – K) $7.00 $14.00

Private Event Rentals

The French Market District offers indoor/outdoor special event venues available for large and small private events. As each event is unique, we request that you fill out an application to begin the process. Please complete the digital French Market Event Application. Upon receipt of your completed application our event team will contact you within (7) business days.

For questions email Jeremy Smith at jsmith@frenchmarket.org


Filming and Photography in the French Market District

Please complete the digital Commercial Filming and Photography Application. Upon receipt of your completed application our event team will contact you within (7) business days. We request that production companies contact us no less than 30 days prior to the production dates.

The French Market Corporation works in tandem with the Office of Cultural Economy to ensure events and film productions are properly permitted.