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Municipal Market

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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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Great snapshot of Polynesian life

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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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Napa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All kinds of stuff - great place to pick up last minute gifts/souvenirs, which is exactly what we did at the end of our cruise.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many items were more expensive in this market than they were in the hotel or the airport by a couple of dollars each. It's fake and expensive

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Thank TheBucksterUSA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A huge shopping mall, mostly selling local stuff , fruits, flower and meet. No a/c in the building, so it was quite warm, and it felt better with a cold smoothie. On the second floor are mostly gift shops, and one shop selling pearls actually has a/c, and nice pearls at reasonable prices.

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This should be a must see spot on everyones itinerary when in Papeete. Exquisite flowers not to be missed. Great spot for reasonable souvenirs, trinkets to bring back home.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This market is a great spot for local fruits, vegetables, pearls, and other souvenirs. I bought tea and vanilla products and found they were cheaper here than on other islands in French Polynesia. You can walk around the whole market is less than one hour and it is conveniently located downtown near other shops and restaurants.

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Oakland, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do not go to Tahiti withough stopping here, a totally interesting and fascinating experience. upstairs are primarily souvenirs, so downstairs on the main floor is where you find fruit, veggies, and fish.

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Babylon, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed an afternoon checking out this market. Very colorful and fun atmosphere. We bought postcards and some toys for the grand kids.

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very interesting and fun market, with a real feel of local life buzzing all around you, with traders offering all sorts of local arts, cloths and fruits, there's cafes and food places as you walk around, with an upper balcony offering more goods for sale. For a market, we were quite suprised on how prices were quite high! for... More 

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