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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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Lodging Near Papeete Town Hall

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Hotel Sarah Nui $96
Hotel Sarah Nui

Hotel Sarah Nui

BP 4354 Fare Tony, Papeete
     
    3.4
    of 5, from 548 reviews
    3.0 out of 5.0

    Situated in the business district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Port de Pape'ete, Papeete Town Hall, and Papeete Market. Black Pearl Museum and Cathedrale de L'lmmaculee Conception are also within 15 minutes.

    Tahiti Airport Motel $115
    Tahiti Airport Motel

    Tahiti Airport Motel

    Cite De L' Air, Faaa
       
      3.4
      of 5, from 1,077 reviews
      2.5 out of 5.0

      Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Place Jacques Chirac, Black Pearl Museum, and Cathedrale de L'lmmaculee Conception. Papeete Market and Port de Pape'ete are also within 6 mi (10 km).

      Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker $63
      Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker

      Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker

      BP 44983, Papeete
         
        4.5
        of 5, from 33 reviews
        2.0 out of 5.0

        Situated in Papeete, this hostel is steps from Papeete Town Hall and Papeete Market. Port de Pape'ete and Black Pearl Museum are also within 5 minutes.

        Hotel Tiare Tahiti $86
        Hotel Tiare Tahiti

        Hotel Tiare Tahiti

        417 Boulevard Pomare, Papeete
           
          3.4
          of 5, from 77 reviews
          2.0 out of 5.0

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

          Hotel Tahiti Nui
          Hotel Tahiti Nui

          Hotel Tahiti Nui

          Ave Prince Hinoi, Papeete
             
            3.7
            of 5, from 305 reviews
            4.0 out of 5.0

            This family-friendly Papeete hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Port de Pape'ete and Papeete Town Hall. Papeete Market and Parc Bougainville are also within 15 minutes.

            Fare Arearea Sweet Studio
            Fare Arearea Sweet Studio

            Fare Arearea Sweet Studio

            10 Avenue du Regent Paraita, Papeete
               
              3.0
              of 5, from 1 reviews
              3.0 out of 5.0

              Located in the heart of Papeete, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Port de Pape'ete and Papeete Town Hall. Papeete Market and Black Pearl Museum are also within 15 minutes.

              Chez Vous à Papeete $130
              Chez Vous à Papeete

              Chez Vous à Papeete

              Rue Cook, Residence Cook, Papeete
                 
                4.4
                of 5, from 7 reviews
                3.0 out of 5.0

                Located in the heart of Papeete, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Place Jacques Chirac, Parc Bougainville, and Black Pearl Museum. Papeete Market is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) away.

                Great Location in a Beautiful 2 Bed Apartment Ocean Front in the City of Papeete
                Great Location in a Beautiful 2 Bed Apartment Ocean Front in the City of Papeete

                Great Location in a Beautiful 2 Bed Apartment Ocean Front in the City of Papeete

                , Papeete
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0

                  Situated in Papeete, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Place Jacques Chirac and Parc Bougainville. Black Pearl Museum and Cathedrale de L'lmmaculee Conception are also within 1 mi (2 km).