Papeete Points of Interest and Places to Visit


Marché de Pape'ete (Municipal Market)

4 star rating: Recommended 21 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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 ...  Read more

Black Pearl Museum

3 star rating: Worth doing 7 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

One of Papeete’s few museums, the Musée de la Perle (or Black Pearl Museum) celebrates all aspects of pearl culture. In the days before large-scale cultivation, these ocean jewels were ...  Read more

Waterfront Esplanade

Reminiscent of the French Riviera, the Waterfront Esplanade stretches from the To'Ata Square to Vai'ete Square and is where you can enjoy a scenic stroll and watch the beautiful boats sail by. In ...  Read more

Vai'ete Square (Place Vai'ete)

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Located in downtown Papeete, Vai'ete Square is a nice place to take a relaxing waterfront stroll during the day. At night, however, the atmosphere becomes much more lively at colorful food wagons ...  Read more

Arahoho Blowhole (Trou de Souffleur de Arahoho)

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 14 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Located in Tiarei, Arahoho Blowhole is one of Tahiti's most popular roadside attractions. A lavatube or tunnel that opens into the sea, the geological oddity was created by liquid lava flowing under ...  Read more

Vaima Shopping Centre

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

The Vaima Shopping Centre is the largest shopping mall in Tahiti, French Polynesia's main island. This multilevel mall opened in 1977 and is located in the capital city of Papeete. At the Vaima ...  Read more

Bougainville Park (Parc Bougainville)

If you're looking for some peace and quiet, Bougainville Park, once known as Albert Park, is a small park with a tranquil stream, benches, lush vegetation and an enormous banyan tree providing shade ...  Read more

Cathedrale de L'Immaculee (Cathedrale de Notre Dame)

Located at Place Notre Dame, Cathedrale de L'Immaculee is a popular historical attraction and one of the oldest and largest churches in Papeete. Built between 1844 and 1875, it is done in a Gothic ...  Read more

Papeete Town Hall (Mairie Papeete)

Inaugurated in 1990, Papeete Town Hall at Place Tarahoi was designed to replicate the 19th century colonial design of the old Queen's palace that once stood in the same spot. Located on Rue Paul ...  Read more

Territorial Assembly

Built in the 1960s to replace the former building that was in disrepair, the Territorial Assembly is the seat of government for French Polynesia. This was once the site of Queen Pomare IV of Tahiti's ...  Read more

To'ota Square (Place To'ota)

To'ota Square's amphitheater is the main hub for cultural events, performances, concerts and festivals, including the annual Hevia Festival, the largest annual cultural festival in Tahiti. The 17-day ...  Read more

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