French Polynesia, hidden away in a vast ocean, is a veritable paradise. It is home to the Papeete market which has become vital for social and economic roles. The market was created in 1857, as agricultural productivity increased to the point the farmers needed a place to sell their surplus. Today, hundreds of people shop here seven day a week seeking a variety of goods.
Of all of the produce available, flowers are the main interest for the market shoppers. This is because flowers are an important part of the Tahitian culture. Fish, another important commodity is another popular item. Come with us as we visit with shoppers and merchants. There is much to see in this market and much to learn.