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Address: Rue Georges Clemenceau, Noumea, Grand Terre 98800, New Caledonia

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Fun morning, local goods - don't need to spend more than 30 minutes here

The market is very small, just 4 buildings but it's worth a look. The prices are a bit high ... Probably because most of the people coming to the market to buy souvenirs are from... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Shanghai, China (US Expat)
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Shanghai, China (US Expat)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The market is very small, just 4 buildings but it's worth a look. The prices are a bit high ... Probably because most of the people coming to the market to buy souvenirs are from the cruise ships? 30 minutes is more than enough time to spend here. If you are from a cruise ship, make sure you know which... More 

Thank china_mom101
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We found the City Markets to be quite decent! It was bigger than I expected, with a wide variety of stalls and wares to choose from. The prices were not inexpensive, so don't expect to walk away with a bag full of cheap knick-knacks, but that said many of the items for sale were of a high quality. Lots of... More 

1 Thank yvelb05
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The market is located at Port Moselle on the waterfront in attractive modern round blue roofed buildings. One is devoted to fruit & vegetables; another to seafood & another to meat, charcuterie, cheese etc. The produce is fresh, varied and well displayed. Arrive early to enjoy the market at its best. The market is only open in the mornings &... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The morning market was our first stop off the hop on hop off bus. It was a nice little market with lots of clothes, jewellery, hats, souvenirs and lots of fruit and veg. I bought a dress to throw on over the top of bathers and a can holder for reasonable price. The people seemed nice at this market, unlike... More 

1 Thank CindersS25
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to shop if you are staying in self-catering accommodation as the supermarkets can be a bit variable in quality. Also a place to get a coffee; there's not many around!

Thank Graeme_mtb
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The morning market was the first stop on the "hop on hop off" bus tour we organized on shore, following our cruise ship's early morning arrival. While it was a small market, it had a good variety of artwork, jewellery, clothing and local craftwork, mostly at reasonable prices. The vendors were friendly and really appreciated our attempts to speak French.... More 

Thank Marjen183
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I got up early one morning to go out and really feel the atmosphere of this market which attracts both locals and tourists. The sashimi tuna is particularly abundant and seems like a steal to an American. You can buy it fresh and cheap this early in the morning, and can choose between two varieties, red or yellow. The yellow... More 

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Greymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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!

1 Thank Philippa M
Waitakere City, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

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!

1 Thank Allison R
Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

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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