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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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“fresh fish” (22 reviews)
Francois Cardella Colette Streets, Papeete 98714, French Polynesia
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is not an abundance of things to do in Papeete, so this is a must. It is in the center of town and easy walking distance from taxi stands or the water. I bought vanilla pods, souvenirs such as Christmas ornaments and shot glasses...More

Thank Kay M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a ukulele for our son and we were told to go to the market. Well, there are at least 6 shops that we counted with ukuleles! Some very nice, some kinda bland. The average price is about 160$. But there are...More

2  Thank Calisurfer97
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was disapointed with Tahiti and Papette. The local market its an ok place to visit and eat. But not more than that. There are fruits and souvenirs. Just dont waist your time in Tahiti. Go to other islands.

1  Thank Carlos J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Right in the centre of town. Well worth a visit. Plenty of interesting stalls with local crafts. Food stalls and local produce.

Thank Mike I
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I grew up with an advertisement saying "Tahiti looks nice..." So when my cruise ship sailed into Papette I was excited - to rapidly be disappointed! The township is obviously struggling - on one hillside are abandoned Hilton and Sheraton hotels rotting away. In the...More

Thank Sonjabs
Reviewed 10 October 2017

This is a local open market where fruits, vegetables, and fish are sold. It is also a good place to find small gifts. The gifts I recommend are the polished shells from the clams that make black pearls. The best deals are from the older...More

Thank Matthew-Tahiti
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This market is always our first stop in Papeete. The food is fresh and reasonably priced and the flowers are magnificent.

Thank michaelbN5695YM
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Yea they have a lot of vegetable, fish and some pearls from Tahiti. But if you're not really love markets is nothing special. We felt it more like a tourist attraction than a local market.

Thank Hemmingway123
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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
9 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