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Municipal Market

Francois Cardella Colette Streets, Papeete 98714, French Polynesia
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This large and bustling market hall offers local farm products, handicrafts, souvenirs and a variety of fish and food products.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good45%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fruit” (66 reviews)
“fresh fish” (20 reviews)
Francois Cardella Colette Streets, Papeete 98714, French Polynesia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I am probably biased because I just love markets. Searching for unusual fruits and veges - here I found Tahitian Rea (Taragon), Taro (a common island Yam), breadfruit, and several interesting types of banana as well as the many other tropical fruits and vegetables. There...More

Thank Arthur C
Reviewed 1 week ago

You'll love this one! Downstairs are produce stalls, souvenirs and take away food places. Upstairs is just souvenirs. Best prices for most souvenirs, so if you know you want vanilla, for example, buy it here. Best prices (we saw) for t-shirts. Go ahead and get...More

Thank Tally4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're jetlagged in Tahiti on sunday don't worry! There's a place that will welcome you as soon as 4AM! The market place! If you want to smell fresh fish and food and polynesian specialties and try them this is the place to go! Find...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No hassels here, fruit and veg in season and a great variety of clothing, hats, jewellry and nick nacks for the tourist, no pushy sales people, take it or leave it!

Thank Dorothy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently, I spent three days in Papeete during a two-week independent trip around the islands. My hotel was quite near to Municipal Market, so I had occasion to really go several times. It is, quite simply, one of the best local markets that I've been...More

Thank Aqusite
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in Tahiti you should take a stroll through the market. If you want to buy some souvenirs or a few pearls it is a place to check out. If you need vegetables the ones here seem to last longer and be fresher...More

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This market includes both food and merchandise. Mostly food on the bottom floor and merchandise on the top. They have both prepared food and market food. The locals and tourists shop here. We purchased pearls from one of the upstairs stores. There was also a...More

Thank hemiadvisor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came to check out this municipal market. It's like a flea market. First floor has fruit, vegetable counters, second floor has jewelry, souvenir shops and coffee shops. We came here on Tuesday afternoon. By 4pm, a lot of the shops and souvenir shops starts...More

Thank JT3689NJ
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This is where local people shop and, although there was tourist stuff, there was enough authentic produce for it to feel "real" . Lots of raw tuna so, if you are self catering, this would be a good place to buy. Also the fruit looked...More

1  Thank Graham C
Reviewed 8 June 2017

This is absolutely a great place to visit and to buy your souvenirs from French Polynesia. The market is two stories high and has everything from baskets, to lotions, to textiles, to food! We easily spent a couple of hours wandering around looking at everything...More

Thank cconn00
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10 July 2017|
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Response from Melanie E | Reviewed this property |
They accept American bills and no change. I don't know how much taxi fare is. Best to ask your hotel. Thanks for asking!
Paula A
14 January 2017|
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Response from Jackie W | Reviewed this property |
The food trucks at the waterfront open at 6pm and go for as along as needed. They are a great place to visit. There are numerous restaurants in the area also.
19 October 2016|
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