The culture of New Orleans is perfectly encapsulated in that of the French Market, at the heart of the city and bordered by the Mississippi River. Start with the food – see, smell and eat the fantastic food for sale; try the spicy boiled crawfish and take in the music that drifts endlessly through the market. Not just food is for sale here though, you can also find the perfect memento to remember your travels at one of the “flea market” stalls!