When you take your trip of a life time to French Polynesia, chances are you'll end up in Papeete, the capital city situated on the coveted island of Tahiti. A long sought after destination for honeymooners and lovebirds in general, its beaches are plush with snow white sand, the flora is every shade of green imaginable and the water is crystal clear.
Papeete is the hub of all the action in Tahiti. All of the major commerce happens here, as well as the nightlife and restaurant culture. Shop for handmade shell jewelry, French fashions and alluring Tahitian vanilla perfume in La Marche, the two story marketplace downtown, then give in to the enticing aromas wafting from the nearby sidewalk cafés. Order a steaming plate of breadfruit fries with fresh seafood or dauphine, a local dish made with bacon, eggs, breadfruit and milk.
Though you'll want to spend most of your time soaking in the rays at the beach, there are many other fun attractions near Papeete. The Arahoho blowhole, Les Trois Cascades waterfalls and the Botanical garden are all popular landmarks around Tahiti. At the latter you can even explore the unique Gauguin museum, dedicated to the prolific French artist.
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