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Shop for a variety of goods including locally sourced food and handcrafted goods at Municipal Market, an attractive covered market hall. Locals and tourists flock here for their shopping needs and to enjoy the feast of colors. Dedicated vendors attend stalls selling a rich diversity of products, pearls and wood-carvings to vanilla and perfume. Take time to see the impressive floral displays used in the traditional dances of French Polynesia, and to sample the freshly cooked local cuisine on offer from the numerous food carts. Bring cash in local currency, as most vendors do not accept foreign denominations. Put Municipal Market on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Papeete travel tool.
Municipal Market reviews
This is a must go and must see place. Lots of local products, fun to walk around with local people. These are some of the nicest people I have met in my life. Try their local food and drinks, listen..... more »
We were initially disappointed to find the market was closed early however we managed to find time the next morning to visit and we’re glad we did. The market was bustling with locals selling... more »
Should definitely visit! It’s a one stop shop, has souvenirs, jewelry, fresh fruit and flowers! Hassle-free! No negotiation! Unlike many other tourist cities, the sellers at this market do not haggle you to buy everything they have. Very nice people.
Great prices on loose pearls upstairs and pearl jewelry crafted by locals outside
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