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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Macon, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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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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Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We spent a couple of hours in Papeete. The market stalls generally had the same products ok if you like shells, mother of pearl and pearls. The back of the market was mainly fresh produce. Between the shopping centre and the market there were good cafes with lovely pastries. The shopping centre was disappointing with only a few shop of... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The market in town has lots of tahitian vanilla for sale but the market itself has limited hours so check before heading there. It opens very early in the mornin but does not stay open during the mid and late afternoon

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Orangevale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

All things Tahiti can be found here. Monoi oil, vanilla beans, pareos, beach towels, Tahitian pearls, postcards, fabrics, straw bags, hats, jewelry, farmers market produce and one of the best little ice cream booths EVER!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Definitely worth stopping by the Municipal Market if you're staying in the area, just to have the opportunity to observe a little slice of Tahitian life. The market is jam packed full of stalls, most of which sell fruit and veges on the ground floor, while there are more souvenir stands on the upper level. To those looking for postcards... More 

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Parksville, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The market is fun and interesting , if not a tad disappointing . The crafts were mostly run of the mill . Only one shop up above in the far corner , had quality items . The open restaurant upstairs had wonderful food . We had a great lunch . We thought there might be entertainment t , but not... More 

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Papeete, French Polynesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

You MUST visit the municipal market ! Better to go in the morning when activity is at its best. You'll find local fruits and veggies, fresh caught fish, flowers, fresh coconut water, coconut oil (monoï) and local handcraft. Upstairs you'll find local clothes and jewelry and coffee shops. Great place to take pictures, place full of life and colors.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The handicrafts were pretty average, food was probably the best part, especially the french bread, the fish and cheese offerings. I wouldn't travel a long distance to see this, but worth a look if you are in the area.

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