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Address: Francois Cardella & Colette Streets, Papeete, French Polynesia
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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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Local Goods Galore

This market is a must do in Papeete. The wares are of great variety and the quality, for local crafts, is excellent. If you are looking for local momentos this is the place to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Old Town, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must when in Papeete. It is right in the middle of town. Great place for souvenirs, jewelry (handmade and other), food (check out the vanilla...it's local), fresh and ready to eat, clothes, and tattoos. The prices were at all points. Outside the market are local vendors with handmade jewelry, sarongs, and dresses. Lots to choose from. Go... More 

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South America
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579 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I dont understand why people like this market the city is ugly, the other islands are better and the market is expensive only some music you can hear there

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S. Walpole
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This market is a must do in Papeete. The wares are of great variety and the quality, for local crafts, is excellent. If you are looking for local momentos this is the place to go. You need to allow plenty of time because there is lots to see.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's right smack in the middle of downtown and there are many stalls to shop for local food, crafts, and souvenirs. We found the prices reasonable and plenty of options. Would definitely recommend visitors to give it a look

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The market is easy to find, only a block back from the water front. You can find fresh fruit and vegetables, snacks, pearls, jewelry , souvenirs , grass skirts, you name it they have it as well as eat in or take away meals.

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

These markets are well worth a visit, particularly for tourists wanting to pick up some presents to take home. Beware that the markets have very strange hours, and they are closed on Sunday's! Also a wee tip- the oils and lotions that they sell everywhere are also in the super markets for a much cheaper price, so look carefully before... More 

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This place has really odd hour, opening 4:30AM and then closing and opening again...one time when entering the vendors were puting there fish, friut and vegetables to "bed" by covering them up with yards and yards of bright printed fabrics. I found apparel pretty inexpensive outside the market on the balcony of the second floor.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The market has lots of fruit and vegetables and fish as well as lots of tourist souvenirs. There are toilets as well as a number of places to get something to eat. I stopped of at a small place selling gelato and ice cream. I had a single scoop of gelato in a cup for 200 francs. It was nice... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

We were really looking forward to a day strolling the central market and pearl market in one trip. We've been to several city markets, and this one was a bit small, and most of the merchandise outside of the few fruit and vegetable stands seemed on the touristy low end. So were the street shops surrounding the market. There was... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Nothing is cheap in Papeete, upstairs can be cheaper than downstairs but look well before you buy. The outer islands were cheaper on a lot of things but still expensive. It is interesting to see the market when the fish are in.

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