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My reason for wanting to visit French Polynesia in the first place, is my deep curiosity about Paul Gauguin.
We finally made it to the cultural Centre and right out of the gate, we had researched that all of the works were replicas of Gauguin...More
The Paul Guiguin Museum is a wonderful representation of his work using reproductions. They are well displayed with sufficient descriptions. It is worthwhile to pay the admission.
The Jacques Brel building that is in the grounds of the Gauguin Museum is not worth paying for....More
In addition to works of Paul Gauguin the museum also has various artifacts from Hiva Oa. The museum is larger than it looks from the outside and one could easily spend a morning looking at and reading about the many items here. Well worth seeing...More
We spent a lovely afternoon looking around this museum. Very well set out and English information as well as French. Some beautiful art works and photos as well as interesting history. Not expensive. Easy to get to, centre of village.
This is a small museum of Gauguin's work and life in the Marquesas. The paintings are not originals as far as I can tell (many of his works are at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris). There isn't much to see beyond his paintings and a...More
What a mind-blowing experience for lovers of Gauguin! I was 'introduced' to the paintings of Gauguin years ago in the Musee d'orsay and the Jeu de paume in Paris and have been intoxicated with the beauty of his use of vivid greens, yellows and blues,...More
If you are visiting Hiva Oa you have to go to the museum. None of the art work is original and much of the information is only in french but it does give a good overview of both Gauguin's work and life. the museum is...More