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Calvary Cemetery, Hiva Oa

(3.7/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web)
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. Using our international travel planner, Hiva Oa attractions like Calvary Cemetery can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • On the Marquesas Islands of hiva oa cemetery houses the tomb of gauguin and jacques Breil. Worth a visit
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  • Very nice place. Peace and rest with view on the magnificent Bay of Atuona to Paul Gauguin and Jacques Brel.
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  • Don't miss to collect you on the grave of Brel, moving simplicity and Gauguin. Steep climb from the village but nice view also.
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  • Here is buried the post-impressionist painter Paul Gauguin, on May 8, 1903. (Photo courtesy Museum of Papeete)

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