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rade-de-papeete by Lander2006 @flickr
The Sherathon Hotel (Tahiti)
The Sherathon Hotel (Tahiti) by Scalleja @flickr
Papeete City Hall
Papeete City Hall by Liz Saldaña @flickr
Papeete by Olivier Bruchez @flickr
Papeete by Olivier Bruchez @flickr
\"Downtown Papeete\", Tahiti
\"Downtown Papeete\", Tahiti by Pierre Lesage @flickr
Papeete, Tahiti
Papeete, Tahiti by UltraPanavision @flickr
Papeete by Olivier Bruchez @flickr
Papeete @flickr
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Top sigths of French Polynesia

Moorea Island is no less beautiful than Tahiti. This island is famous for its numerous sanctuaries. There are more than a hundred churches and cathedrals on the island, but besides that Moorea is a great place to see the beauty of nature in its splendour. The most famous destinations there include the Dolphin Centre, Vairoro Falls and Opunohu Bay. The bay is also an important historic site as that is the place where Captain Cook landed in 1769. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Papeete

Cuisine and top restaurants

By its decoration the eating house resembles a common country fair. Tourists will find lorries standing in line and cooks offering the guests various treats. The Agora restaurant offers to try the most popular local treats. Among house specialities its visitors give preference to shrimps as well as tuna under coconut juice sauce. Regular guests of the eating house note a high class service as the staff of the … Open

Traditions and mentality of Papeete

The main symbol of the festival is bright magnificent costumes which the participants of the fest specially prepare for the show. The preparation to the festival takes up to several months as its program is rather diverse and rich. Apart from unforgettable dance shows the guests of the festival may attend different sport competitions and even take part in some of them. Different cultural and gastronomy shows, … Open

Travel guide to Papeete

While vacationing in the capital of Tahiti, you can take an unforgettable walk in the Chinese style. The city has preserved an ancient Chinese quarter called Ku Man Tong. It is remarkable for its picturesque oriental-style buildings. This colorful quarter allows you to meet a lot of interesting souvenir shops. It also accommodates attractive Chinese restaurants offering affordable prices, as well as gastronomic … Open

Advices for travellers

6. Pearl jewelry should be bought only in specialized stores as at open markets and in small souvenir shops chances are that a fake item will be sold at a rather high price of a genuine gem. Tourists can specify the locations of the best stores in a tourist information center. 7. Planning a trip to Papeete one should take care of sun protecting means as getting a sunburn is possible even during a … Open

Attractions and active leisure

The market offers the vastest assortment of goods among which tourists will find original souvenirs and adornments as well as fresh foods and popular ethnic treats. A popular souvenir hunted by the city guests is still pearls and jewelry with pearls. However these should be bought only in specialized stores. The most popular jewelry shops are located in the Le Quartier du Commerce district. Another popular jewelry … Open

Cultural excursion through Papeete - things to see

The Avenue Bruat starts right near the Place. The street hosts astonishing office buildings and significant governmental institutions. The most beautiful architectural landmark of this district is considered to be the Presidential Palace and the High Commissioner Office. Another interesting spot of tourist interest to visit and explore is the General Post Office which is surrounded with the scale Bougainville Park. … Open

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