French Market District

The Historic French Market

Shopping, dining, farmer’s market, flea market, events and more! Explore the city’s oldest marketplace. 
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Dutch Alley 

Named for Mayor Ernest N. “Dutch” Morial, this corner of the French Market features public art, the New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park, and scenic walkways that lead to the Mississippi riverfront, the Riverfront streetcar line, and the French Market parking lot. 

Joan of Arc statue: 

A gift from the people of France to New Orleans, located in the Place de France at St. Phillip and Decatur Street.

Latrobe Park

A tree-shaded oasis featuring a fountain and park benches – ideal for cooling off and people-watching, or listening to live music from nearby Gazebo Café.

Washington Artillery Park

Located between Jackson Square and the levee on the Mississippi River, this open park features a Civil War replica canon. The amphitheater on Decatur Street, facing Jackson Square, is a great spot to catch street performers and brass bands.

WWOZ 90.7 FM

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage community radio station operated by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Foundation. 
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New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park

A unique visitor center operated by the National Park Service. Attend live jazz concerts and performances at the new performance venue in the Old U.S. Mint. 
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Around the French Quarter

St. Louis Cathedral

Mass is celebrated daily at St. Louis Cathedral, the oldest continuously operating cathedral in the U.S. (Monday – Saturday at 7:30 a.m., Sunday at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.).
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Old U.S. Mint

A museum, live music performance venue and research facility featuring permanent exhibits on New Orleans jazz, Newcomb Pottery and crafts and the Mississippi River. The Old U.S. Mint is part of the Louisiana State Museum complex in the French Quarter.
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Adjacent to St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square, the Cabildo was built under Spanish rule and served many functions in its history: as seat of the Spanish government, New Orleans City Hall and the Louisiana State Supreme Court. Today, the building is part of the Louisiana State Museum complex in the French Quarter and is a repository for research and exhibits about Louisiana history.
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The 1850 House

Part of the Louisiana State Museum complex in the French Quarter, the 1850 House is a recreation of an original Pontalba Building rowhouse outfitted in Antebellum era furniture, décor and art. The Museum gift shop is also located here.  
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Lower Pontalba Building

Built in 1850 along with the Upper Pontalba, Lower Pontalba was sold by the Pontalba family in 1921 to William Ratcliff Irby, who bequeathed the building to the Louisiana State Museum. Lower Pontalba is home to retail shops, the 1850 House, restaurants and residential apartments.
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Woldenberg Park

This green space, running from the Aquarium of the Americas at Canal Street to the Moonwalk on the banks of the Mississippi River, was named for local philanthropist Malcolm Woldenberg. Festivals and live music performances take place in Woldenberg Park throughout the year, including French Quarter Fest and the New Orleans Seafood Festival.


Named for former New Orleans mayor Maurice “Moon” Landrieu, the Moonwalk is a walkway that runs along the banks of the Mississippi River near Woldenberg Park behind the French Market. The path is ideal for viewing the bustling shipping and cruise line activity on the river and jogging/walking.


Historic New Orleans Collection

A museum and research library in the French Quarter devoted to the study of New Orleans and South Louisiana culture and history and the preservation of rare and historic documents. The library contains approximately 350,000 photos, prints, drawings, paintings and other materials. Many of the museums changing exhibits, covering a range of subjects from the Louisiana foodways to Hurricane Katrina, are free and open to the public.
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Hermann Grima House

Built in 1831, the historic Hermann-Grima House is one of the city’s most architecturally significant sites and has been fully restored to depict a wealthy Creole family home from the mid-1800s.
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Neighbors, Partners & Friends

French Quarter Festivals, Inc. » 
Friends of the Cabildo »
French Quarter Business Association »
Vieux Carre Property Owners, Residents & Associates »
Patio Planters du Vieux Carre » 
Downtown Development District »

Visitor Resources

New Orleans Online: The official tourism site of the City of New Orleans » 
New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau » The Official New Orleans Travel Site » 
New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (NORTA) » »