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Address: Rue Georges Clemenceau, Noumea, Grand Terre, New Caledonia

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Visit in the weekend

Noumea market is small however is still well worth going if you are a foody. I would recommend visiting on a Saturday, as it seemed to be bustling with locals. There are also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Philippa M
Greymouth, New Zealand
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Greymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Noumea market is small however is still well worth going if you are a foody. I would recommend visiting on a Saturday, as it seemed to be bustling with locals. There are also more stalls when a cruise ship is scheduled to dock. Try the Tartlettes Bananes, a New Caledonian specialty, delicious!

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Waitakere City, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok so some of the locals were overly friendly as they knew we were tourists and really wanted us to buy --- but over all, they were lovely, and the markets were fun to look around!

Thank Allison R
Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a tourist you naturally stop and visit these places: I've now seen it twice, and as many before me have written; it is expensive! Nonetheless you my find something of interest to buy for yourself, if your interested in shell jewelry... Other than that I also saw similar stuff we have back home for much less cost. I also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Quick visit to the market before our tour. All of the stall owners we spoke to were wonderful. All spoke very good English and allowed us to buy in Australian dollars. We found the people here much nicer than those in the retail shops.

Thank Leah S
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We had a fun morning at the markets its not too touristy but you can buy some gifts. It's great to see how the locals buy their fresh produce.

Thank luckyfind17
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Small market with expensive stalls. We weren't shopping for food but if you are after local fruit and or seafood it would be brilliant. Was pleasant enough overall but wouldn't recommend making a special trip to go there

Thank McJx4
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

This is mostly a place to find good food especially fish, fruit and vegetables. There was one stall selling olives and tapenades etc which were delicious. Outside there were clothes and jewellery stalls but nothing that looked different from items found in shops. We were surprised it wasn't particularly busy on a Sat morning.

Thank Glynn L
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Went to this market reasonably early on the basis of reviews on trip advisor. One cafe serving terrible coffee and a meagre breakfast. If you are not actually intending to buy produce, then dont bother. Areas are divided into fresh fish, meat and vegetables. All other stalls sell "handicrafts" most of which are made in China and imported. There are... More 

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

We arrived in Noumea on a Wednesday and went straight to the markets from the cruise ship, about 8.30 am. There was a wide variety of food, mainly fish and bakery products, and jewellery and clothing stalls. There seemed to be a lot of vacant spots. I was a bit disappointed as many items were made in other countries such... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

We found a few just not welcoming rude shop owners before we even walked inside tents. Another one standard French don't care about if you buy if you speak English. I was also shocked at the prices, but the market is also small. You could walk three minutes and be done with it all. But the rudeness of the store... More 

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