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Papeete

3.7
Gift & Specialty Shops · Flea Markets · Specialty Museums
The capital of French Polynesia, Pape'ete amounts to little more than a medium-sized town by Western standards, but it is still a thriving hub of culture and commerce. Colorful architecture, a little faded and peeling in the humid air and tropical sun, lends the town a ramshackle charm. The waterfront makes for a pleasant stroll in the daytime and comes alive with spirited nightlife in the evening. The real heart of the town, however, is the bustling market, selling black pearls, traditional Polynesian handicrafts, colorful sarongs, souvenirs, and everything in between. With its busy port, Pape'ete makes a great base from which to set off exploring the nearby islands, reefs, beaches, and lagoons. Make the most of your holiday in Papeete by finding out about its attractions and choosing what to see using our French Polynesia itinerary website.
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Popular things to do in Papeete

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Flea Market
Municipal Market
3.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Papeete Roulottes
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Musee de la perle et Bijouterie
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Other
Trou du Souffleur de Arahoho
3.1
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Papeete

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History Museum
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands Punaauia
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Aquarium
Lagoonarium Moorea
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Lookout
Belvedere Lookout Moorea
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Tahiti Lagoon Paradise Tahiti
5.0
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Papeete

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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Park
Bougainville Park
3.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Art Gallery
Manua Exquisite Tahitian Art
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls
4.9
Duration: 1 hour

Shopping in Papeete

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Manapearl Tahiti
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Gift & Specialty Shop
Vaimiti Perles
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Tahiti Pearl Market
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Gift & Specialty Shop
Viamiti Perles
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Papeete

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Church
Notre Dame Cathedral
3.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Cemetery
Tomb of King Pomare V
3.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Parks in Papeete

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Garden
Paofai Gardens
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Mihiarii Pearls
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
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Other
Moorea Dolphin Center Moorea
3.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Historic Site
James Norman Hall Home Tahiti
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Eva Perles Pearl Buying Maharepa
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min