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Address: Francois Cardella & Colette Streets, Papeete, French Polynesia
Activities: Shopping
Description: This large and bustling market hall offers local farm products...
This large and bustling market hall offers local farm products, handicrafts, souvenirs and a variety of fish and food products.
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Very diverse market

Right in the heart of the city, this two story open air public market has an interesting array of necessities and souvenirs. Everything from ice cream, to sandwiches, fresh fish... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Newport Beach, California
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Newport Beach, California
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128 reviews 128 reviews
57 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Right in the heart of the city, this two story open air public market has an interesting array of necessities and souvenirs. Everything from ice cream, to sandwiches, fresh fish and produce. Also a wide array of fresh flowers and arrangements, as well as pareus, wood carved bowls, tikis, handicrafts of the region and jewelry. Upstairs is a small cafe... More 

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Silver City, New Mexico
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

2 stories of everything from beautiful pearls & jewelry, food stalls, souvenirs, clothing, flowers, fresh fruit and on & on. We spent a rainy day inside here since no beach time that day! There was a group of 4 musicians playing, too. Fun!

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Costa Mesa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

You should go at least once to see this market. There are lots of trinkets for sale, good coffee, and tons of pearls. Free to get in. There is food in the market but it was not my particular taste. There are many tattoo places as well.

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Victoria, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We knew we wanted to go to the market, and without even realizing it, we came upon it as we wondered the many streets in Papeete our first afternoon there. The beautiful flowers, fabrics, fruits and gifts on sale were eye catching and the people wonderful to chat with. Particularly enjoyed trying all the different body lotions and the fish... More 

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Colorado
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Yes, many of the stalls have the same things…but keep looking and you'll find some hidden gems like the gorgeous hand painted silk scarves or the huge bag of passion fruit super cheap. Many shell items are priced better elsewhere, and the food is mostly spooky, but fun to see. For sure it is fun to walk through, take photos... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Interesting for a walk through, not much more from our end. The food & souvenir selections did not entice us to purchase or partake in anything. We did enjoy walking through the market looking at everything yet we could not recommend it as a destination.

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Mountlake Terrace, Washington
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I liked the lunch food I ate. I was thankful for the one slurpee place. Not a lot of food or souvenior selection. This is the place to go if you want a sarong.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Only hours after arriving at 6 a.m. from an Air France flight, I walked into this beautiful market where I met Elvis. He was very kind and made me feel very welcome as a tourist from the United States. He was very helpful in assisting me with my gift shopping and I think I bought at least ten bottles of... More 

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Athens GA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

If you make a purchase (even a drink) at the Café Maeva, the staff will give you the code for the WiFi. This is a handy place where lots of the ship's crew go to catch some internet. During the lunch hour, the staff may ask you to go to the "bar" and sit on a stool while having your... More 

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Macon, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We enjoyed our visit, however the flower market side of the building was the most fun. Prices were great !

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