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Municipal Market

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Address: Francois Cardella & Colette Streets, Papeete, French Polynesia

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.

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Lots of everything

Go throughout the whole market. Outside, inside and upstairs. There is a good restaurant upstairs with live music sometime. The food is good and any type of drinks you're in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Go throughout the whole market. Outside, inside and upstairs. There is a good restaurant upstairs with live music sometime. The food is good and any type of drinks you're in the mood for at the time. Poisson cru du coco is so refreshing. Fresh tuna cooks in lime juice, coconut milk, chopped cucumber, carrots and coconut with a side. I... More 

Thank butterscotch5
Satellite Beach, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The market had a nice selection of local produce and fish as well as plenty of treasures for the tourists. I went to buy vanilla and was not disappointed. "Hinano" is there selling vanilla beans, vanilla paste, vanilla powder and assorted vanilla products every day but Sunday. Her prices were good and products seem to be good quality. Hinano had... More 

Thank Gea58
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great time here. Great place to buy pearls. The streets vender were awesome and the small shops reminded us of Paris. Small alleys of shops and the Comfort of safety.

Thank Mike T
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A vibrant marketplace with all that French Polynesia has to offer.; from the fruit and vegetables, fish and bakery goods ,to the carvings, pearls, vanilla and other souveneirs. Upstairs is also a cafe and eatery.

Thank misfortune2014
Berthoud, Colorado
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Would have loved to see this. Be aware, everything in Papeete is closed on Sunday. Not much to do but rent a car and drive around.

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Queens, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to the market as part of a city tour and spent an hour. It's a great place to pick up any souvenirs from the island. Most of the places have the same items but a few have different choices so visit as many as you can. Also, have a real coconut drink!

Thank queens45
Washington, DC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While this may definitely be the place to shop in Papeete, it's truly nothing special. Nothing more than a farmers market that also has stands that sell souvenirs and a few cheap (by Tahiti standards) jewelry stores. It wasn't as impressive as I had imagined but it was definitely worth seeing and spending a few hours.

Thank romadaro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You will find lots of handmade goods from perfume to intricately made basketware and hats. Lots of Tahitian sarongs and dresses. Fruits and vegetables and incredible food. Around the market there are more modern shops but the market has so much character

Thank Biffioroden
Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ok market. prices a bit inflated but still better than the evening market by the food court. too many fresh fish stands and the fishy smell permeates the market. food offerings are very limited and the place closes at around 4:00 but one store owner stayed open until after five since there were some shoppers browsing his merchandise.

Thank Kaitirawi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No more no less, a market with lots of junk to buy. After searching most shops we found a great souvenir. Will also be going in the morning to experience the food bit. Unsure if I would buy a peal here? Some look a little dodgy! If you know what I mean and 65,000cfs if I pay that type of... More 

Thank 574englishc

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