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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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Almost Empty by 4:00 pm

I wandered over to the market to check it out and also to try to find some food in the afternoon. By the time I got there around 3:30 or so, it was 60% closed. A few of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Still very lively! I really enjoyed the ambiance of the ground floor with fresh fish, fruits and vegetable. The flowers leis and the traditional craft products such as the pandanus baskets, hats are ever so beautiful...

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Papeete, French Polynesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

You will find here the best products of the Tahitian every day life as well as gifts and souvenirs from Tahiti

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Doncaster
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Tahiti is not very cheap even in the market. It has interesting food stalls and vegetable stalls. If you want shirts etc or ukulele then you can get them here. From your hotel it is easy on the local bus be be aware they finish early so you have to use a taxi. Agree the price before hand.

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Lawrenceville, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

When visiting Papeete, be sure to wander around the Public Market. In addition to produce and fish, you'll find wonderful cut tropical flowers and, probably, a group playing live music. Wonderful atmosphere.

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Kona, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I wandered over to the market to check it out and also to try to find some food in the afternoon. By the time I got there around 3:30 or so, it was 60% closed. A few of the vendors were still selling their baskets, black pearls, palm oil, vanilla and sarongs and I think it would have all been... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Located in the "true heart" of the city: it's full of all tahitian craft, food and curios. Do not forget to visit the second floor where there are many interesting jewelries and creations.

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Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The market is easy to find, just ten minutes from where the Paul Gauguin ship docks, so great for some last minute souvenirs. It's a combination of local food, fresh fish, fruit and veg, plus lots of local crafts and sarongs!

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Streamwood, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Centrally located in town, the market is a great place to have breakfast or lunch. For breakfast we would stop by the local vendors in the market and order a fresh fruit smoothie- which you can watch them make. Then we would go upstairs and enjoy a cup of coffee. You can also cruise the aisles of locally grown fresh... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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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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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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Address: Francois Cardella & Colette Streets, Papeete, French Polynesia
Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Tahiti  >  Papeete

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