Calvary Cemetery, Hiva Oa

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Contemplate the lives of two of the 20th century's most famous Francophone artists at Calvary Cemetery, the final resting place of Paul Gauguin and Jacques Brel. Consider the appeals of French Polynesia to the artistry and inspiration of two of its most famous adopted sons in this well-maintained, rustic, and scenic hillside cemetery. Whether or not you are on an artistic pilgrimage, you can enjoy the extensive, uninterrupted views of the bay from the top of the hill. Witness the religious traditions and culture of Pacific Islanders in the respectful, peaceful atmosphere of this important burial site. To visit Calvary Cemetery on your holiday in Hiva Oa, and find out what else Hiva Oa has to offer, use our Hiva Oa.
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  • not a very well maintained cemetery, however, the view of the bay is spectacular. If you've visited the Gauguin's 'House of Pleasure' at the museum you will see a photo of his grave that looks... 
    not a very well maintained cemetery, however, the view of the bay is spectacular. If you've visited the Gauguin's 'House of Pleasure' at the museum you will see a photo of his grave that looks...  more »
  • Special place on Hiva Oa. Very pretty in all directions. Could be properly maintained though! We did the car ride up the hill and recommend this is a steep rocky climb 
    Special place on Hiva Oa. Very pretty in all directions. Could be properly maintained though! We did the car ride up the hill and recommend this is a steep rocky climb  more »
  • the cemetery itself isn't too special, yes Jacques Brel and Paul Gauguin both are buried here but rather ordinary graves to special people, However the views that they both have are overwhelming over....  more
    the cemetery itself isn't too special, yes Jacques Brel and Paul Gauguin both are buried here but rather ordinary graves to special people, However the views that they both have are overwhelming over....  more »

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