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Municipal Market, Papeete
(3.6/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
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. Arrange your visit to Municipal Market and discover more family-friendly attractions in Papeete using our Papeete trip itinerary builder.
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  • It is important to visit this market for a typical Polynesian place. In terms of purchases, the prices are the same that are everywhere
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  • Typical market opening very early in the morning. On the ground FLOOR we find stalls of crafts, clothing, fish, vegetables and flowers. The floor of the souvenir shops and of pearls (also snacks). During our Saturday visit: a lot of stalls and shops close in the morning.
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  • Particularly impressed has the range of fruits, also the food stands are diverse and reasonably priced. The souvenir - shops are unfortunately little varied. Overall, the market is worth a visit.
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