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Municipal Market, Papeete
(3.6/5 based on 550+ 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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  • We went there and were pleased to have a good choice of T-shirts and stuff. We bought 10 sets of the oils and soaps. I enjoyed the dancing and music selection. It was a good tourist experience. There ...  more »
  • Was expecting the Markets to be more stalls selling memorabilia, so quite surprised to see that this is where the locals purchase the main bulk of their fruit, vegetables and fish. Upstairs there were...  more »
  • Lots of stalls, lots of things to see and good cheap place for souveniers. You can purchase good food at very reasonable prices. Bar upstairs.