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  • Address: Papeete, French Polynesia
  • Hours: Daily 5am - 6pm
  • Admission: Free

Papeete ATTRACTIONS See all

Marché de Pape'ete (Municipal Market)

The sights, sounds and smells of authentic Polynesian life are on offer at Papeete’s main market, also known as the Marche de Papeete. This is the commercial and social hub of Tahiti’s laid-back capital and the oldest surviving institution on the island, now housed in a large, open-sided modern building.

Vendors come from all over the island to sell traditional handicrafts, particularly baskets, hats and other woven goods, as well as brilliantly colored sarongs and other garments. If you can’t find a reasonably-priced souvenir here you’re just not trying. Naturally there is also a large range of tropical fruits and vegetables, with snack bars selling fresh cooked fish and other dishes.

Practical Info

The market is right in the heart of Papeete, a short walk away from the shoreline. Nearby sights include the Musée de la Perle and the city’s cathedral.

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Discover Papeete by Segway, Papeete, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Discover Papeete by Segway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

See more of Papeete on this comprehensive Segway tour. You’ll explore Papeete city center and over 20 of the top attractions in the area including the ...  Read more

Location: Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $82.38
Papeete City Tour Including the Black Pearl Museum, Papeete, Segway Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Papeete City Tour Including the Black Pearl Museum

3 star rating: Worth doing 50 Reviews

See the highlights of Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia that is situated on the island of Tahiti. Visit the traditional Municipal Market, the high-end ...  Read more

Location: Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.33

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