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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.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good44%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fruit” (79 reviews)
“fresh fish” (20 reviews)
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Francois Cardella Colette Streets, Papeete 98714, French Polynesia
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"fruit"
in 79 reviews
"souvenir shopping"
in 10 reviews
"fresh fish"
in 20 reviews
"local crafts"
in 8 reviews
"second floor"
in 15 reviews
"buy souvenirs"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful flowers"
in 7 reviews
"stalls selling"
in 7 reviews
"the upper level"
in 6 reviews
"t shirts"
in 11 reviews
"tahitian vanilla"
in 6 reviews
"food stalls"
in 5 reviews
"for sale"
in 17 reviews
"food stands"
in 4 reviews
"prepared food"
in 4 reviews
"wood carvings"
in 4 reviews
"locals shop"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Once being in Papeete on Tahiti island you certainly have to go there. Especially good to buy the last presents before leaving foe the airport and fly back home

Thank Libec62
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went there many times for to see what they sell and we saw nice local things as well they have very cheap fish to buy and very fresh up they have nice shops that we can buy beautiful pearls

Thank Giannis M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Two floors of vendors selling, fruit, veg, fish, souvenirs, plus a number of food vendors selling a variety of snacks/sandwiches. Like a lot of markets the fresh produce stalls all sell the same thing, plus there was not a lot of variety, but obviously a...More

Thank A R H
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A huge range of produce and local craft. Well laid out and nice and clean unlike most Polynesian markets. Plenty of cheap local dishes to snack on.

Thank Garry M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sooooo many vendors here selling their fresh produce, fish, jewelry, T-shirt’s, woodwork, hats... Wow! So much fun to walk around!!! Bring cash - don’t count on using a credit card. FYI - We heard that Sunday’s are a madhouse there. You must get there early...More

1  Thank Geenza
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the closing hour labelled as 6pm on google, most stores start to close around 4pm. We got there around 2pm for a quick lunch and found some of the lunch spots already closed. You can get a ham cheese baguette for 200xpf which is...More

1  Thank Yuqian
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Close to the harbour and in central Papeete we visited on Chinese New Year and thoroughly enjoyed the dragon dancers visiting the local shops and bars as well as the market. The Tahitian dancers were a great free show. The cafe upstairs is great and...More

1  Thank gloriamundi
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice Market with lots of local fruit and vegetables. We were on a cruise so we did not need to buy much. Lots of gifts to browse. Wish we were here at the end of our trip not the beginning, as we would probably have...More

1  Thank dinerdon
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in downtown Papeete this is a large market where you can get souvenirs, Local crafts, local foods, etc.... This market is big and has two floors. Outside of the market you can find plenty of other shopping including pearl shops, convenience stores, clothing stores,...More

Thank Patrick M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our flight arrived from LAX very early in the morning (5:30 am), and of course, we needed to kill some time before check in at our hotel in Mo'orea. We chose to leave our bags at the airport and venture into town on a bus....More

1  Thank TravelinDSS
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taganc
7 March 2018|
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Response from IslandLubber | Reviewed this property |
I would guesstimate 6am to about 3pm. Sundays, don't bother unless you only want raw fish. Then it closes around 10am.
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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
11 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
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