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“A nice place to visit for an hour - especially if you are feeling hungry”
Review of Municipal Market

Municipal Market
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$51.37*
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Papeete City Tour Including the Black Pearl Museum
Ranked #4 of 17 things to do in Papeete
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Owner description: This large and bustling market hall offers local farm products, handicrafts, souvenirs and a variety of fish and food products.
Reviewed September 3, 2018

This is better than a number of island markets we have been (Tonga,NC,Vanuatu) in that the food is nice and varied. Neims of course (yum) but also eclairs and such. Lovely flowers. We were in transit Papeete to Moorea and found this a nice interlude before boarding the boat. 200xfp for yum bananas (10 as I got a topup) that kept me going for snacks for 4 days (support locals I say). Do pop upstairs and take a pic or two. Just outside was a drink spot with 5 guys playing local music - just great to sit and enjoy a coffee and their song before the boat (500 xfp tip to support their endeavour). Easy to be in the moment (felt safe, people in Papeete friendlier than other island too)

Thank E K
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

We were told by some locals to come to the market early on Sunday morning (5am-7am) and it was SO worth it. While many places will tell you that the market is closed on Sundays, this is when all of the locals come to sell their fish, veges, food and local sweets. The market opens at 4am on a Sunday and it’s an amazing experience if you like markets. There are even a few flower stalls too. Make sure you take cash - there is no credit cards accepted but an ATM close by. Definitely get there early from 7am onwards the market slows down and people begin to pack up.

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Reviewed August 18, 2018

Fun vibe to this market. Lots of selection/variety. Shops selling carvings, pareos, coconut products, pearls, and shells. Great place to spend a few hours and pick up last minute gifts while waiting for your plane to depart.

Thank Jjjjjjjjjj1
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Reviewed August 4, 2018

This market is so fun! It can be a bit cheesy downstairs and you have to shop around a bit to get the best stuff, but there are some fun things to be had here. If you are looking for shells, there's a great store upstairs that you can dig through to find great stuff! I also found some cool red seed bracelets downstairs from a woman and I never saw anything like them anywhere else. I was wishing I lived there, because the fish and veggie market side was beautiful!

Thank eve624
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Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Good option to see local culture. It's possible to buy souvenirs, pearls (not the best option but with a good priece) and food.

Thank Patrícia S
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