Port 9 Papeete — Around town and the Marché de Papeete


Papeete Mairie (City Hall) — Modeled after the Royal Palace

Walking the streets of Papeete affords the photographer with much to capture.  The image above in the Mairie, or City Hall, and it was modeled after the old Royal Palace, which was demolished back in the 1960s.  Here’s a close-up of the tiled roof, cupola, and colonial-style dormers:

Papeete Mairie (City Hall)

There were some pretty interesting automobiles about, as well.  Here’s a car barely larger than the diminutive scooter parked alongside it:

Renault Twizy

The Notre-Dame Cathedral of Papeete is a surprisingly small yet charming building not far from the cruise ship dock:

Notre Dame Cathedral Papeete

Notre Dame Cathedral Papeete

The streets of Papeete offer some colorful street art:

Papeete street art

Papeete street art

There’s some interesting street photography for the taking, such as this outdoor café:

Papeete street café

I’ll end today’s tour of Papeete with a look at the Marché de Papeete (Municipal Market).  It doesn’t look like much on the outside, but don’t be deceived:

Marché de Papeete

Inside you’ll find a massive, two-story marketplace filled with fruit, vegetables, fish and meats, and stalls offering everything from hats and clothes to leather purses and jewelry.  There are also places to kick back and enjoy a drink or a light meal, as well.

Marché de Papeete

Marché de Papeete

Marché de Papeete

Marché de Papeete

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2 responses to “Port 9 Papeete — Around town and the Marché de Papeete

  1. karenwojcikberner

    I needed a mental vacation today. Thanks, R. Doug!