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Calvary Cemetery, Hiva Oa

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Cemetery
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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  • The cemetery is worth seeing for a moment of contemplation on the graves of Paul Gauguin and Jacques Brel and the magnificent view of the island. Take the time to read the stories.
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  • The cemetery easy to find, nice view from there up, a visit to do but lack however of maintenance nearby.
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  • We can to meditate on els graves of discreet Gauguin... to find) and Brel... in front of the foot access is easy from the village by a small road that climbs...
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  • Nice
  • Here is buried the post-impressionist painter Paul Gauguin, on May 8, 1903. (Photo courtesy Museum of Papeete)