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French Market

The French Market is reputed to be America’s oldest marketplace.  Originally built in 1791 to house the Choctaw Indians and German traders who came to New Olreans to sell their wares.  Produce, groceries and restaurants can all be found here.


In a photo from September, 2000, Jay and Robyn (wearing caps) browse the wares of the French Market.
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In another photo from 2000, Gil is about to get his head chomped by a $5000 stuffed gator.

Free (and good) music can be enjoyed just about anywhere and anytime in the French Quarter.  This jazz band is performing near the French Market.


The Dutch Alley--suprisingly deserted when just a few hundred feet away, N Peter's Street is jammed with vehicles and Jackson Square is alive with thousands of tourists.