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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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Doncaster
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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71 reviews 71 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 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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148 helpful votes 148 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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30 helpful votes 30 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
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9 helpful votes 9 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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Address: Address: Francois Cardella & Colette Streets, Papeete, French Polynesia
Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Tahiti  >  Papeete

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