We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Municipal Market

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Francois Cardella & Colette Streets, Papeete, French Polynesia
Improve this listing

This large and bustling market hall offers local farm products...

This large and bustling market hall offers local farm products, handicrafts, souvenirs and a variety of fish and food products.

read more
Book ahead on Viator
More Info
and up
Papeete City Tour Including the Black Pearl Museum
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 275 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 98
  • 112
    Very good
  • 56
  • 8
  • 1
Souvenirs and other things

A necessary tourist trap for all your souvenir needs! We found everything we needed to make sure our loved ones back home were thought of. The vendors outside of the actual... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Rho K
Los Angeles, California
Add Photo Write a Review

275 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Orlando, Florida
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Can find tikis, pearls, vanilla, oils, ukuleles, lotions, congas, fresh flowers & fruit, jewelry & just about anything else you would want to take home! Decent prices & everyone was very nice. The loose pearls on the 2nd floor were great as we got to chose pearls & make our own bracelets. We bought an amazing flower arrangement for our... More 

Thank foxydocPhilly
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's an ok place for tourists. There are plenty of shops around the market so even if you don't find something that you want inside, you can find it around the market. They also sell a lot of raw fish and fruits so the locals shop there too. They don't really barter much so if you're looking to get a... More 

Thank atlremix
Level Contributor
112 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was worth just traversing the market, there was nothing really interesting to buy except for fish but as tourists stopping over, we didn't want to buy raw fish. The vendors looked rather lethargic and nonchalant. There want much of a market ambience. The locals do buy their groceries there but very early in the morning like 6 am. The... More 

Thank Angela M
Silver City, New Mexico
Level Contributor
37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love coming to this market when we come to the islands. The selection of fresh fruits and fish are amazing. There are many shops on 2 levels that are a must to see. Anything you want as far as what is offered in the islands is here.

Thank nlbailey
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A necessary tourist trap for all your souvenir needs! We found everything we needed to make sure our loved ones back home were thought of. The vendors outside of the actual market also provided additional options for shopping. Bring cash and have lunch at one of the many quick cafes!

1 Thank Rho K
Level Contributor
114 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth visiting if you're in Pape'ete - it's a 'real' market with many local people shopping there although of course there are some stalls for tourists. It has every day items such as veg/fruit etc, plus textiles and trinkets. Upstairs there are a couple of cafe's that offer free wifi if you eat/drink there too. No pushy sales people either.... More 

1 Thank Cerris1
Level Contributor
44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yesterday was partly sunny to mostly sunny, no rain. Hot and humid in Papeete. We did one of our favorite activities – went to the local market – the Papeete Marche – just a couple of blocks from the ship. It had everything from fish to bananas, from clothes to jewelry. Really cool and interesting. We spent hours wandering around... More 

Thank Charles C
The World
Level Contributor
132 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I read the reviews before I visited this market and was torn about visiting but I think it is worth it as long as you are not going out of your way for it. I wanted to visit the market for souvenirs and after paying what I did for them, I am not sure if it was worth it to... More 

Thank Miicha04
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
91 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was semi worth a visit, slightly boring after the fifteenth stall selling the same junk. Good to walk around the outside though and see what else was available.

Thank Diveboy77
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a cruise destination you can certainly enjoy a few hours around the port town, though it may not be what you had imagined. Disembarkation is usually greeted by music and dancing and a craft market is set up as you leave the harbour area. There is a locals market very close by, just a few minutes walk and though... More 

2 Thank 825Sarah

Travelers who viewed Municipal Market also viewed


Been to Municipal Market? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Municipal Market and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Gold Coast, Australia
Toronto, Canada
8 months ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Municipal Market staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?