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A bit of a walk but worth it

The hill from Atuona was a bit steep in the hot sun, but it was worth it to reach the cemetery... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hike to the Cemetary

I enjoyed a nice walk from Atuona to the cemetary. I was able to see beautiful vistas along the... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Susan L
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A simple stone with the engraving "Paul Gauguin, 1903" marks the final resting place of the famous artist.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The hill from Atuona was a bit steep in the hot sun, but it was worth it to reach the cemetery where Paul Gauguin is buried. Also buried there is the Belgium singer Jacques Brel. People were stunned when I asked who Brel was, but...More

Thank AntarcticBound
Reviewed 6 October 2017

I enjoyed a nice walk from Atuona to the cemetary. I was able to see beautiful vistas along the way. Until this day, I didn't know much about Jacque Brel. Discovering Jacque Brel's story was so interesting. He was not only a musician but made...More

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Both Paul Gaugin and Jaques Brel's graves are here. There is a poem nearby the Grave of Brel which touched me a lot. A good way to present your homage to these extraordinary artists is to visit their graves.

Thank Earibal
Reviewed 3 August 2017

After visiting the Museum of Paul Gauguin it seemed very fitting to climb the hill to find his grave. the views form the top are simply stunning, a resting place seated atop a beautiful hillside. Very pretty and reasonably well kept. Uneven paths so take...More

Thank Allgoodthyngs
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Is one of the few things to visit in your stay in Atuona or basically Hiva Oa island. The best is the views and their 2 celebrity graves. The first one for Paul Gauguin, worth a visit and the second one Jacques Brel who, for...More

Thank xIshidax
Reviewed 14 April 2016

It's a very steep walk up from town but, worth the view. A very small town with not a lot to do but, some nice houses to walk by

Thank jmm73
Reviewed 7 December 2015

If you are a fan of Paul Gauguin or Jacques Brel (I had not heard of the latter) then the cemetery where they are buried is worth a visit. Otherwise go for the wonderful view. It is quite a hot climb so go by vehicle.

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 2 November 2015

The view is amazing and the flowers are beautiful! It was a hike up the hill was a kicker, but the second time we visited by car.

Thank kenflo11111
Reviewed 11 October 2015

The twenty minute walk uphill to the cemetery from the town is worth the effort if you have an interest in the history of the Marquesas islands. To see the tombs of the famous painter, Paul Gaugin and the famous singer Jacques Brel and know...More

Thank Frank K
Reviewed 8 September 2015

This cemetery is noted for the tombs of Paul Gauguin and Jacques Brel (who was actually Belgian). It also has spectacular views over the bay.

Thank OceanWanderer
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