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Address: Francois Cardella Colette Streets, Papeete 98714, French Polynesia
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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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Typical local market w/ local Fish, Fruit, & Tourist souvineers

This market is located downtown within walking distance of the Ferry Terminals. We spent about 1 hour there and you can easily cover all the market in that amount of time. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of stalls, lots of things to see and good cheap place for souveniers. You can purchase good food at very reasonable prices. Bar upstairs.

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I usually get soaps, vanilla, and pareos here. There is a wide varity of items to choose from including flowers and food. The merchants are friendly. Within walking distance from Hotel Tahiti Nui

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

excellent to see local handicrafts and produce- open early in morning. great place to get cheap eats and fresh fruit.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This market is located downtown within walking distance of the Ferry Terminals. We spent about 1 hour there and you can easily cover all the market in that amount of time. The Fish and Fruit selection was very good, The Tourist items were about the same prices as in some of the surrounding shops. No Stellar Deals here.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Many of the stalls were closed, and it was excessively hot, I had hoped to buy authentic gifts but many things were imported.

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Lafayette, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No trip to Tahiti is complete without a visit to the market. We had a cold local Hinano beer and a local lunch dish upstairs while enjoying Polynesian music. Downstairs, around lunch time a group played music and danced. I loved watching the friendly ladies making flower hei outside. A visit to the fish display is a must. They sell... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good chocolates and nic nacs. Lots of products made in China so have a good look around. Well worth a visit but if you are looking for something different and Tahitian other than pearls, woven hats and bags try the galleries in town.

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Greenville, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Market has a lot of produce, fresh flowers and fish for sale. Places to buy lunch food & drinks also. There are also several tables with suvineior items. The hours stated "open until 5:00", however at 4:00 several vendors are closing up. I did manage to bargain with a couple of vendors that stayed open past 4:00. It is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My only regret was not allowing along enough time to shop properly at the market. Great for souvenir's! Plenty of bargains.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was just ok. I was expecting much more, but all the shops had similar trinkets/jewelry/lotion, etc. Most of the snack places were closed, which was also surprising because it was a Saturday. If you plan on doing other things in Papeete then it's worth a stop, but I wouldn't go out of your way to buy anything here.

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