The Papeete Market, also known as the Municipal Market, is a true representation of the Polynesian culture. Bright and colorful pareus decorate and line the market, while tourists and very friendly locals bustle about. It is a lively place offering tourists with a rich experience into Tahitian culture and shopping.

Anything from  fresh produce and meats to hand-crafted shell jewelry and black pearls. Fragrant flowers line the front part of the market on street level. Want a taste of traditional Tahitian cuisine? Papeete Market has it all lined up for you. Spoil yourself with delectable French pastries, coffee with lip smacking vanilla. Even for simple window shopping, this place offers a friendly ambiance. Definitely an experience not to be missed! Morning is best and Saturday morning is busiest! Sunday the market is closed.

All around the market are colonial buildings now used by the government of Tahiti.