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Municipal Market

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Address: Francois Cardella Colette Streets, Papeete 98714, French Polynesia

This large and bustling market hall offers local farm products,...

This large and bustling market hall offers local farm products, handicrafts, souvenirs and a variety of fish and food products.

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Not as what I expected but still enjoyed it with the family. we walked here from the ferry depot. Every stand sold the same products for similar prices. We were to worried of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ngaire H
Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not as what I expected but still enjoyed it with the family. we walked here from the ferry depot. Every stand sold the same products for similar prices. We were to worried of the food hygiene to consider purching food. The locals were awesome to chat to and they advised us of many good tips including prices etc. We arrived... More 

Thank Ngaire H
Long Beach, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were able to take hotel shuttle from Le Meridian (about $14 round trip per person) to city centre. From there, we walked around and went to the Municipal Marketplace. A lot of store fronts were closed or not opened up. But there were a few stores selling souvenirs inside and outside of the market. There were also places that... More 

1 Thank Linday20152015
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This market was thrilling to see the array of people, vendors, and shoppers together under one open air roof. Everything from flowers to fish to baskets were being sold on tables. Soaps, coffee, vanilla, even pearls were displayed. Friendly people, helpful to us with my husband in a wheelchair, made us smile. Lovely people, lovely place. Don't miss this.

Thank richard w
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Marche during our one day visit in Tahiti. We took a shuttle from our hotel to downtown to visit the local area. We had heard about the Marche and went there for a visit. Most of the souvenir stands are all selling the same things for the same prices. There are fruit and fish vendors there too.... More 

1 Thank mops1234
Seal Beach, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a hard time finding souveners in tahiti so this place was pretty cool. they had a large selection however check to make sure it is made in tahiti. The workers were not real friendly almost like we were bothering them..check around some other businesses some had better prices.

1 Thank LinLaz
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting to see what tahitians buy and trade on a day by day basis. And, of course, also nice to take some typical memorabilia and gifts home.

Thank Lu P
Sun City West, Arizona
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two ships were in, and all found cafes to check their e-mail. Good shopping for local goods as well.

Thank Soulefulltraveler
Rio Dulce, Guatemala
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Early Sunday 6AM local farmers market, close off some streets and all kinds of things for sale. The shops upstairs are closed on Sundays. During the week different vendors then on Sundays. Not sure if the prices are any better then other places but a fun place to see, especially Sunday AM.

Thank Alice K
Windsor, Canada
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited the market where they had a good selection of fruits and vegetables. We looked at some of the stores upstairs but I could not concentrate on shopping due to the intense heat inside of the building. They need to invest in some ceiling fans in order to circulate the air.

Thank T P
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Colorful and noisy local market set over two floors. All sorts of fresh food produce and local fish for sale as well as bright materials, clothes and souvenirs. Some snacks and meals in small cafe and the place was enlivened and full of music played by an accomplished band whilst we were there.

Thank John G

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