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Gauguin Museum

Atuona Village, French Polynesia
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My obsession with Gauguin

My reason for wanting to visit French Polynesia in the first place, is my deep curiosity about Paul... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eva Q
Toronto, Canada
via mobile
Well Worth Guiguin Museum But Not Brel

The Paul Guiguin Museum is a wonderful representation of his work using reproductions. They are... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Toronto, Canada
via mobile
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This museum pays tribute to the famous painter by displaying mementos and items related to his stay on the island of Hiva Oa and copies of his works.
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  • Very good56%
  • Average25%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
1 week ago
“My obsession with Gauguin”
15 Apr 2017
“Well Worth Guiguin Museum But Not Brel”
Atuona Village, French Polynesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My reason for wanting to visit French Polynesia in the first place, is my deep curiosity about Paul Gauguin. We finally made it to the cultural Centre and right out of the gate, we had researched that all of the works were replicas of Gauguin...More

Thank Eva Q
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The Paul Guiguin Museum is a wonderful representation of his work using reproductions. They are well displayed with sufficient descriptions. It is worthwhile to pay the admission. The Jacques Brel building that is in the grounds of the Gauguin Museum is not worth paying for....More

Thank e10750law
Reviewed 28 August 2016

In addition to works of Paul Gauguin the museum also has various artifacts from Hiva Oa. The museum is larger than it looks from the outside and one could easily spend a morning looking at and reading about the many items here. Well worth seeing...More

Thank rangi1
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We spent a lovely afternoon looking around this museum. Very well set out and English information as well as French. Some beautiful art works and photos as well as interesting history. Not expensive. Easy to get to, centre of village.

Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 7 December 2015

No, they are not originals, but they are very good, realistic, and colourful reproductions. There is also a re-creation of Gauguin's house and a Jacques Brel collection.

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 2 November 2015

The museum was very nice, great old photos, artifacts, and replica of Gauguin's house of Pleasure. I was hoping to see an original but only copies of his work were on hand. Still, worth the visit!

Thank kenflo11111
Reviewed 5 July 2015

This is a small museum of Gauguin's work and life in the Marquesas. The paintings are not originals as far as I can tell (many of his works are at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris). There isn't much to see beyond his paintings and a...More

1  Thank a_cap2015
Reviewed 30 June 2015

The museum has a unique insight into how Paul Gauguin saw the beauty in the islands, their people and their cultural differences. Well worth the trip and the views are stunning.

Thank Ronnie131961
Reviewed 18 September 2014 via mobile

What a mind-blowing experience for lovers of Gauguin! I was 'introduced' to the paintings of Gauguin years ago in the Musee d'orsay and the Jeu de paume in Paris and have been intoxicated with the beauty of his use of vivid greens, yellows and blues,...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 4 June 2014

If you are visiting Hiva Oa you have to go to the museum. None of the art work is original and much of the information is only in french but it does give a good overview of both Gauguin's work and life. the museum is...More

Thank seasidevally
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