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 is one of the most beautiful market of PAPEETE, to visited you have different musical activity, dance, Tahitian, and Tahitian outfit on sale for man, woman, and child. You also have the tasting room, coconut, coconut water, fresh juice. fresh fruit at will, and all are on sale at the market am A PARAITA of PAPEETE.
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  • Rather than taking a cruise ship excursion, we chose to walk around the area near the harbor. The Municipal Market was a find for us. Shop if you like - which is what my wife did - but my interest was...  more »
  • We always end our trip at the Municipal Market. The plane back to LAX is a red eye, so we check our bag at the hotel, take a cab and spend the last day at the Market shopping. The bottom level is for ...  more »

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The best selection of hotels in Pape'ete is concentrated in the vicinity of the docks--a vibrant area with plenty of nightlife, and in close proximity to the bustling market. Options range from pricey international hotels to very affordable bed and breakfasts and family-run boarding houses. A little farther afield (and much higher up the price range), luxurious five-star resorts offer private beaches, pools, and bungalows above the gently lapping waves of the lagoon.
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