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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 a real local market where you can by anything from flowers, handbags/hats to fresh fish and fruit along with the usual presents/gifts. more »
You stop here first on a Monday and you'll have live dancing within the first two hours downstairs. Make sure you bring at least $300 USD (but Cfp currency) as most vendors don't accept VISA... more »
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