Municipal Market, Papeete

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Shop for a variety of goods including locally sourced food and handcrafted goods at Municipal Market, an attractive covered market hall. Locals and tourists flock here for their shopping needs and to enjoy the feast of colors. Dedicated vendors attend stalls selling a rich diversity of products, pearls and wood-carvings to vanilla and perfume. Take time to see the impressive floral displays used in the traditional dances of French Polynesia, and to sample the freshly cooked local cuisine on offer from the numerous food carts. Bring cash in local currency, as most vendors do not accept foreign denominations. Put Municipal Market and other Papeete attractions into our Papeete travel tool , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • It was a major touristy day with 2 cruise ships docked, and a weekend...only a few tables were set up, things seemed over priced and if you’ve seen one table, you’ve seen it all.  more »
  • After reading great reviews of the market, I convinced my sweet husband to take me. Really enjoyed looking and buying local goods. Excellent prices on pareos, jewelry, oils, and leis among many other ...  more »
  • Our first attempt to visit was on a Sunday when it was closed so went on our return trip and final day in French Polynesia. It was a good way to show the fruits, vegetables and fish that this area has...  more »

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