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. Use our Hiva Oa trip planning site to visit Gauguin Museum on your trip to Hiva Oa, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • He must talk about Gauguin, the last years of his life, but watching these copies, blah. The reproduction of the House to enjoy (more interesting)
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  • The museum is a collection of replicas of the artist's paintings. It also tells the story of the life of Gauguin through a number of articles positioned as you move through the museum. On the grounds ...  more »
  • Staff opened the museum just for me and my girlfriend. It's one of the main advantages of visit the paradise... NO TOURISTS, NO LINES, NO HORRIBLE TOURISM GROUPS....  more »

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