For many travellers to French Polynesia Tahiti is simply the gateway at the beginning and end of a stay in the islands but there is much more to the island of Tahiti than that. The small capital city Papeete can easily be navigated on foot and an evening visit to the food stalls at Place Vaiete Roulottes on the waterfront is a must. Outside of the capital, Tahiti has lots to offer from rugged tropical landscapes to the Paul Gauguin Museum on the south coast.
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Places to Visit in Tahiti
Papeete is the capital and commercial hub of French Polynesia, located on Tahiti, the largest of the 118 islands and atolls that make up French Polynesia. The Central Market, located behind the waterfront is a must if you wish to buy traditional Tahitian crafts, flowers, fruits and fish. There are several excellent restaurants with menus featuring French, Italian, Chinese, Vietnamese and American cuisine.
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