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Address: Francois Cardella Colette Streets, Papeete 98714, French Polynesia

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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Flea market

Fun to see good for souvenirs. Better prices than local shops for pareo (beach wrap) and manoi oil. Not far from docks

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun to see good for souvenirs. Better prices than local shops for pareo (beach wrap) and manoi oil. Not far from docks

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Papeete, French Polynesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

1)Nice local shopping:have a visit outside for the pareos,bed linen,tablecloths.Some people coming from the islands sell pearls(sometimes as beautiful as in the shops,but much less expensive) 2)go inside for handcrafts,especially hats and baskets...Coffee,soaps,and monoi A lot of fruits and vegetables grown locally.Good fish The food is good(restaurant on the 1st floor)

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Canandaigua, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I just don't get why everyone loves this place (and places like this) This is a big hot and sticky place with mostly cheap touristy crap. The produce is interesting but much of it looked "old" .There was much less fresh seafood than I imagined. Lower your expectations.

Thank William S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I love wandering in markets and Papeete market has to be one of the best I have ever seen! Best pineapple I have ever tasted & so lucky to be there during the Avocado season!🥑😋

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Warrnambool, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Papeete market was abounding with life, glorious fruit and vegetables, the most exquisite floral headpieces, Tahitian black pearl jewellery and so much of the wonderful produce of French Polynesia. We visited the market when our cruise ship the Carnival Legend stopped at Papeete for the day. The cruise was a great way to see many Pacific islands up close.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had great expectations about this market and I found it a little bit empty. However, you can buy good monoi oil or other souvenirs and they are very cheap. Flowers are very beautiful too.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must visit. It is fun to see all the fruits vegetables and crafts on display. I you take the up escalator walk straight ahead to a pearl shop, Hanatea Creations is a good place to shop. The staff was will informed did not over sell. We learned about the shop from a local professional business woman who... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This market place is a "must see" as part of your Tahiti experience. Full of local produce as well as all types of souvenirs from very cheap key rings through to exquisitely carved works of art & don't be afraid to barter!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

We visited the Municipal Market at the end of a two-week trip around the Society Islands, and basically spent the rest of our money there! If you like shopping and/or are looking for any gifts/souvenirs, you'll find everything you need right here. Yes, there are plenty of cheapo gifts and trinkets, but there are also some nice opportunities to buy... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

The market had all the basics with locals and tourists enjoying the experience. We went upstairs to to look at the pearls. We were lucky enough to pause near a table to eat some fruit, then we were invited to join two locals. While our French and their English was not so good we were able to communicate some basics.... More 

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