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This large and bustling market hall offers local farm products, handicrafts, souvenirs and a variety of fish and food products.
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Francois Cardella Colette Streets, Papeete 98714, French Polynesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This market is so fun! It can be a bit cheesy downstairs and you have to shop around a bit to get the best stuff, but there are some fun things to be had here. If you are looking for shells, there's a great store...More

Thank eve624
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good option to see local culture. It's possible to buy souvenirs, pearls (not the best option but with a good priece) and food.

Thank Patrícia S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We literally spent hours in this market with an amazing assortment of shops carrying everything from fresh fruit and flowers to pearl and shell jewelry and hand crafted art works and merchandise. We left with a full basket and got a big assortment of jewelry...More

2  Thank Lynne A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This the place to go to in order to get good deals. We found all kinds of pearl jewelry, shells as well as clothing and art work. It was quite nice.

Thank toohuge
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we visited the market twice, once during the week and once on Sunday. the Sunday market is a far better experience as the streets around the market are closed and people from around Tahiti come to sell their vegetables, fruit, meats, pastries etc. this is...More

2  Thank Amnon F
Reviewed 11 July 2018

any souvenir you can dream of, you can find it here. from local made bags, earrings, hairbands, black pearls jewels, shirts and so on... plus the local food made by fresh fish ( generally speaking tuna and mahi mahi, the polynesian white fishes ), sandwiches...More

1  Thank ScarlettOtto
Reviewed 5 July 2018

from fruits and vegies to the most colourful flowers in every form imaginable for display or to wear on your head and so much much more souvenirs and of course pearls all in this 2 story massive wonderful kind of garden shed

2  Thank 53mermaid
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

The place to go for everything Tahitian. From fruits and vegetables to paréo, tikis, mother of pearl jewelry, and tshirts, it's a one stop, colorful shop!

1  Thank Sara D
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for perals, all around outside the market are people selling all kind of pearls stuff...neckless, earings, bracelets, etc..many designs to choose from. But be aware that this pearls are not the best, they all have some sort of imperfection sometimes too...More

4  Thank gatocanada
Reviewed 26 June 2018

We visited the market twice, once on either end of a cruise out of Papeete. We didn't buy anything until the second trip. We visited the second floor of the market where we found very reasonable and lovely pearl souvenirs to bring home as gifts....More

3  Thank Theresa G
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lindarX6901ER
31 July 2018|
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Response from kingofpeppange | Reviewed this property |
hi , some shops accept credit cards , others don't ! You should change your dollars so you get yourself some local money !! There are a few banks within easy walking distance ! Enjoy your cruise and your trip !
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Dustin B
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Response from kitty37421 | Reviewed this property |
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taganc
8 March 2018|
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Response from IslandLubber | Reviewed this property |
I would guesstimate 6am to about 3pm. Sundays, don't bother unless you only want raw fish. Then it closes around 10am.
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