Gauguin Museum, Hiva Oa

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Head to Gauguin Museum for an introduction to one of French Polynesia's most famous adopted sons. The French Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin adored the islands from the time he first visited in 1891, taking up full-time residence here in the years proceeding his death in 1903. The museum collects memorabilia, photographs, and documents related to the artist--including some sketches attributed to the artist himself--and displays them in an imaginative and informative way. Be inspired by the artist's relationship with the islands, and pick up a souvenir print or postcard to take away with you. Put Gauguin Museum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Hiva Oa vacation route planner.
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93 reviews
  • August 3, 2017
    We visited three times and eventually got there when was open, our mistake! Worth the visit in my opinion having grown up with my mothers appreciation of Gauguin I found it fascinating. Lots of inform...  more »
  • July 21, 2017
    The museum itself is located in the center of Atuona. It has a very complete collection of replicas from Gauguin life and movement. It is a way to learn more about the artist and his transformation an...  more »
  • July 12, 2017
    I loved my visit to the Gauguin Museum but it was made very special because of the talk given to our group by a great guide. He told us the story of Gauguin's life which was so interesting.  more »

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