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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 good44%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fruit” (77 reviews)
“fresh fish” (21 reviews)
Francois Cardella Colette Streets, Papeete 98714, French Polynesia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 in capturing photographs. There...More

Thank FredPurdue
Reviewed 6 days ago

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 the daily...More

Thank George W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a couple of hours here on the last day of our trip. It was fun browsing the stalls and talking with the locals. I really appreciated how the vendors let you browse and did not use hard sale tactics! While I wouldn't buy...More

Thank adairtrish
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the market twice during our visit. Gives you an interesting feel for the local life wandering through the food section although fruit is less expensive at roadside stands. The touristy shops are generally over priced in comparison to other stores. T-shirts for example are...More

Thank BrianW21720
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this market when we first came to Tahiti a decade ago, unfortunately our return visit saw us disappointed; they've really sold out and it's now just a generic tourist trap with little to mark it out and nothing much artisan about it. The...More

Thank SparklehorseEngland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you interested in local cuisine and food its a best place to be. We had great time... enjoyed fresh coconut and mangoes with chili powder... its also a good place to pick up souvenirs... we had smoothie and my husband had a very interesting...More

Thank 11KDP
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Still a good place to get fresh food and veggies, but the new mall shops being built are taking the thunder away. This place is not that cheap anymore, and sometimes the sanitation is questionable. As a tourist this is no longer my 1st choice.

Thank LakeTahoeMike
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

As soon as you walk in you can smell the different sents from fruits and flowers on display, you can spend a while just looking at what's on offer.

Thank panglover
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

If you go to Tahiti and don't visit this market ,you are missing the local heartbeat and feel of Tahiti and it's wonderful people We had been warned about the occasional pickpocket but we felt very very safe visiting this market ,seeing all the wonderful...More

Thank xavier f
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We have only been to Papeete on a cruise ship. We always walk to the market and look around. There are fruits, vegetables and fish to buy. Places to eat and souvenirs to buy. We always buy a flower bouquet for our cabin. What we...More

Thank Tracey S
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Hoku K
24 October 2017|
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Response from ValerioS89 | Reviewed this property |
Shop s in the market are closed. Pearl ones too.
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Tim B
12 September 2017|
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Response from Tahititraveler007 | Reviewed this property |
On weekdays, the market opens at 5 AM and closes at 6PM but most of the merchants leave earlier. On Sundays, it opens as early as 3 AM and closes at 9 AM. Going to the market on sunday mornings is a must, it is part of the... More
10 July 2017|
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Response from robycoll | Reviewed this property |
Yes they take US $ but will give change in Pacific French Frank It is expensive there but take small notes I did not take a taxi but they are fixed price I believe