The decree of May the 20th, 1890 created the town of Papeete, by taking into account the “importance of the town, main commercial center of the surrounding archipelagos which population amounted to 3.500 inhabitants nearly all enjoying the quality of French”. To celebrate its century, Papeete gives itself a new town hall that worthy French Polynesia’s capital and to shelter fittingly the mayor’s office and the other town hall’s services. Its style is obviously based on the former Queen’s palace which was an example of the 19th colonial architecture.


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Papeete City Tour – Papeete attractions map.  Interactive map of Papeete, to discover the 30 major touristics attractions in Papeete downtown.