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Municipal Market

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Address: Francois Cardella & Colette Streets, Papeete, French Polynesia
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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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If you have a few hours walk around this market in downtown .It's a fun way to spend an hour or two, and you could get some of your gift shopping done.Worth a trip.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Grassobbio, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

If you have a few hours walk around this market in downtown .It's a fun way to spend an hour or two, and you could get some of your gift shopping done.Worth a trip.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Arrived about 3pm and half the stalls were closed by then. Everything laid out nicely on tables and surrounding areas all clean ( unlike some other Pacific Island markets). Had some lovely Ice cream and picked up a bunch of pineapples (6).

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth a visit for shopping and a bite to eat. Some nice pearl shops upstairs too! Not expensive, good quality things. Closes by 9am Sunday, but open normal hours on other days.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We spent about an hour in this market because of lack of time. There are vendors selling items from flowers, fruits, vegetables, fish, hand woven baskets and various souveniors. All at seemingly reasonable prices. Drop by if you are in Papeete to see the locals and for some shopping.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I was disappointed - so many people had recommended the market. It was small and the range of wares (other then the food) limited and very touristy.

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Nice and coloured. Lots of product sold seems to be 'chinese' ones but have a look to the flower corner...really amazing!

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

During our honeymoon my wife and I spent one day on Papeete so we could check out the Market, Food Trucks and local micro brewery. The market was pretty interesting. You could buy pretty much any local fruit or vegetable plus hats, clothes, etc. Most of the vendors appeared to have pretty much the same thing. We bought some fruit.... More 

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Papeete, French Polynesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Ground floor is a display of local produces : fruit, vegetables, flowers, fish and also food stands that offer salad, fish, when breadfruit is in season it is available cooked already, prices are fair. Upstairs there are souvenirs shops, pearls, clothing. Nice cafeteria where free wifi is available, good food, local beer and very nice coffee and pastries.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This was easily one of the highlights of our trip. I could wander around the market for hours and always find something new. There are so many stalls where you can find souvenirs and trinkets. Also monoï oil in so many fragrances. We were able to find gifts for everyone here. There are women selling fruits and vegetables and a... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Knew the Municipal Market was worth, but I won't revisit it, because things are very expensive and the attendance from the sellers is horrible, they are rude with tourists. The place is dirty.

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