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Pretty with Stunning views

After visiting the Museum of Paul Gauguin it seemed very fitting to climb the hill to find his... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Cemetery with views

Is one of the few things to visit in your stay in Atuona or basically Hiva Oa island. The best is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Badalona, Spain
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A simple stone with the engraving "Paul Gauguin, 1903" marks the final resting place of the famous artist.
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  • Very good47%
  • Average25%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting the Museum of Paul Gauguin it seemed very fitting to climb the hill to find his grave. the views form the top are simply stunning, a resting place seated atop a beautiful hillside. Very pretty and reasonably well kept. Uneven paths so take...More

Thank Allgoodthyngs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Is one of the few things to visit in your stay in Atuona or basically Hiva Oa island. The best is the views and their 2 celebrity graves. The first one for Paul Gauguin, worth a visit and the second one Jacques Brel who, for...More

Thank xIshidax
Reviewed 14 April 2016

It's a very steep walk up from town but, worth the view. A very small town with not a lot to do but, some nice houses to walk by

Thank jmm73
Reviewed 7 December 2015

If you are a fan of Paul Gauguin or Jacques Brel (I had not heard of the latter) then the cemetery where they are buried is worth a visit. Otherwise go for the wonderful view. It is quite a hot climb so go by vehicle.

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 2 November 2015

The view is amazing and the flowers are beautiful! It was a hike up the hill was a kicker, but the second time we visited by car.

Thank kenflo11111
Reviewed 12 October 2015

The twenty minute walk uphill to the cemetery from the town is worth the effort if you have an interest in the history of the Marquesas islands. To see the tombs of the famous painter, Paul Gaugin and the famous singer Jacques Brel and know...More

Thank Frank K
Reviewed 9 September 2015

This cemetery is noted for the tombs of Paul Gauguin and Jacques Brel (who was actually Belgian). It also has spectacular views over the bay.

Thank OceanWanderer
Reviewed 6 April 2015

Gauguin tomb is worth visiting for its position and symbolic value, if you have artistic expectations you will be disappointed.

1  Thank Picasso68
Reviewed 8 February 2014

This cemetery is just outside the town and up a hill with nice views of the bay. For many it is a pilgrimage site, for others just a graveyard. You get out of it what you want I expect, but if you are already on...More

Thank gatorboyOrlando_FL
Reviewed 19 January 2014

It's worth a walk up the hill to see the cemetery if for no other reason than to see the views. It's also interesting to see how cemetery's differ around the world. The famous graves are both near the foot of the hill, I missed...More

1  Thank IHall1
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