One of my favorite parts of Festival International de Louisiane is the unbelievably awesome selection of arts and crafts booths. There are 2 areas, actually - March des Arts, which is the fine arts section, in Parc Sans Souci, and Marche du Monde, which has an international selection - This area is located near Putnam Park, and the Scene TV5 Monde stage.

There is a variety of beautiful handmade art, including jewelry, pottery, mixed media, metal art, and local crafts. Most of the artisans are on hand to explain their beautiful wares, so if you need a gift, or something really special to remember the festival by, be sure to head over to one of the arts and crafts areas during Festival International de Louisiane. It will be well worth it, I promise! Here is a listing of the vendors, so be sure to check out your favorites during the weekend.