Trip Planner: South Pacific / French Polynesia / Marquesas Islands / Hiva Oa / Museums / Gauguin Museum
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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Très documenté sur la vie de l'artiste, les copies présentées me semblent correctes et assez proches de la réalité. Attention aux moustiques. more »Very documented on the life of the artist, presented copies seem correct and quite close to reality. Beware of the mosquitos.View original
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A Hiva Oa il y a deux célébrités, toutes deux enterrées dans le petit cimetière d'Atuona, Paul Gauguin et Jacques Brel. Musée Gauguin et Espace Brel sont gérés par la municipalité d'Atuona, ouverts du... more »Hiva Oa has two celebrities, both buried in the small cemetery in Atuona, Paul Gauguin and Jacques Brel. Museum Gauguin and space Brel are managed by the municipality of Atuona, open Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 11:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00, closed Saturday and Sunday. I must say that the tourist office practice the same hours... Everything for officials (30 hours/week) and nothing for tourists! Besides, tourists are not numerous, but city officials have found a reason to be! Fortunately the cemetery remains open, and we can welcome Gauguin and Brel at leisure.View original
Le musé est situé au Centre du village donc facile d'accès. A l'intérieur (malheureusement même si c'est compréhensible) ce ne sont que des copies de l'artiste. Très belles reproductions néanmoins ave... more »The Museum is located in the Centre of the village so easy access. Inside (Unfortunately though it's understandable) that are just copies of the artist. Very nice reproductions however with explanations and information. The Museum is divided into several rooms representatives eras Heroised work. You will learn also some things about his personal life. The Museum ends with the reproduction of his house which you can visit. At the bottom of the course of the Museum, there is the hangar that houses the Museum of Jacques Brel where there still a very nice tribute was paid. Museum to visit I highly recommend!View original
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