Municipal Market, Papeete

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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.
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  • Heard a lot about the Market from online sources. The hotel staff said that it's worth take a look but not very enthusiastically though. Went there since we are going to downtown Papeete anyway... 
    Heard a lot about the Market from online sources. The hotel staff said that it's worth take a look but not very enthusiastically though. Went there since we are going to downtown Papeete anyway...  more »
  • This large open-air market was frequented by locals and tourists. It offered gorgeous flowers, fresh fish, abundant produce, and Tahitian souvenirs (monoi, soaps, vanilla, woven bags, pareos, etc... 
    This large open-air market was frequented by locals and tourists. It offered gorgeous flowers, fresh fish, abundant produce, and Tahitian souvenirs (monoi, soaps, vanilla, woven bags, pareos, etc...  more »
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  • 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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