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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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Lots of Vanilla

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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New Zealand
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127 reviews 127 reviews
41 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The Municipal Market is at the top end of Papeete (drive through most of the town if you're coming from the airport direction) and is a bustling place, especially early in the morning) If you want to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and fish, come early. If you just want to wander around and buy some souvenirs, then you can... More 

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San Francisco, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Stopped by the market for lunch, and to stock up our rental with fruits and veggies. There are a lot of vendors selling great produce from around the island. We ended up buying produce from several stands, and everyone was super helpful. They all seemed to throw in a couple extras for us. There are some lunch stalls on the... More 

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We visited the markets 3 times. It is best to be earlier in the day. Although they may be open later in the afternoon most of the fresh stuff has gone. The coffee shop upstairs is very good, nice coffee, internet and one person who speaks English. We brought some coffee grounds and used them for the rest of the... More 

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Aberdeen
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This market place is simply the very best place in which to do your souvenir shopping. I love it. If you can't find what you're looking for go back in a few days and search again and, in time, you will find it. Be aware that home produced tiare monoi is somewhat adulterated by the ladies adding gardenia essential oils... More 

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