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Papeete Town Hall

This inspiring structure is the city’s preeminent architectural triumph with its bright colonial features, picturesque grounds and iconic clock tower.

The standout building in French Polynesia’s capital city is the architectural wonder of Papeete Town Hall. This magnificent structure was built as a replica of a former royal palace. Its bright yellow façade, white columns, red roof and scenic gardens perfectly embody the French colonial style that can be seen throughout Tahiti. Notice its red-and-white clock tower, an iconic symbol that hovers over the city.  

Admire the multi-colored façade of the grand structure, as you stand in the well-kept gardens in front of it. The building is surrounded by a veranda, which is a throwback to 19th-century colonial architecture. Relax in the calm ambiance among palm trees and a pond. Gaze up at the Tahitian flag flying majestically in front of the building.

Take a tour inside of the impressive building to see its ornate fixtures. Marvel at crystal chandeliers and historical artifacts. You will find sculptured glass furnishings and pink Italian marble.

Attend one of the many events that take place in the hall, such as art exhibits and cultural programs. Dine at a nearby restaurant or visit some of the other landmarks in the area, such as Cathédrale de l’Immaculée Conception.

The majestic town hall was inaugurated in 1990 to mark the city’s centenary. It was constructed in the style of the 19th-century Queen’s palace that once occupied the same spot. Today, it houses the mayor’s office as well as other government departments.

The site is open to the public from morning until afternoon from Monday to Friday.

Papeete Town Hall is located on the city’s west coast and is easily accessible by train. The hall sits in the center of the city, surrounded by recognizable landmarks such as the Papeete Market and the Black Pearl Museum. It is also not far from the green parks and picturesque vistas of Nanuu Bay, which are worth a visit.


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Hotel Sarah Nui Rs6,648
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Hotel Sarah Nui

BP 4354 Fare Tony, Papeete, Tahiti
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in the business district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Port de Pape'ete and Papeete Market. Place Vaiete and Papeete Town Hall are also within 10 minutes.

    Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker Rs4,502
    Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker

    Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker

    BP 44983, Papeete, Tahiti
       
      2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in the heart of Papeete, this hostel is steps away from Papeete Town Hall and Papeete Market. Black Pearl Museum and Cathedrale de L'lmmaculee Conception are also within 5 minutes.

      Hotel Tiare Tahiti Rs6,471
      Hotel Tiare Tahiti

      Hotel Tiare Tahiti

      417 Boulevard Pomare, Papeete, Tahiti
         
        2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in the heart of Papeete, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Parc Bougainville and Papeete Market. Black Pearl Museum and Cathedrale de L'lmmaculee Conception are also within 5 minutes.

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        City apart

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        Uranie Villa Stencer, Papeete
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated by the ocean, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Papeete Town Hall and Papeete Market. Place Vaiete and Black Pearl Museum are also within 10 minutes.

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          F3 Ery Papeete Apartment 2

          F3 Ery Papeete Apartment 2

          12 bis Rue des Remparts, Papeete, Windward Islands
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Papeete, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Papeete Town Hall and Papeete Market. Cathedrale de L'lmmaculee Conception and Black Pearl Museum are also within 10 minutes.

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            TAHITI - Studio Reva Miti 1

            TAHITI - Studio Reva Miti 1

            Rue Clapppier, Papeete
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated on the waterfront, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Place Vaiete and Papeete Market. Papeete Town Hall and Port de Pape'ete are also within 10 minutes.

              Condo Piri Moana
              Condo Piri Moana

              Condo Piri Moana

                 
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in the heart of Papeete, this holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of Papeete Town Hall and Papeete Market. Place Vaiete and Port de Pape'ete are also within 10 minutes.

                Ahitea Lodge Rs5,627
                Ahitea Lodge

                Ahitea Lodge

                Avenue Chef Vairaatoa Fariipiti, Papeete
                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated by the ocean, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Place Vaiete and Papeete Market. Papeete Town Hall and Port de Pape'ete are also within 1 mile (2 km).