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Some insight to the painter (and Brel)

The museum is a collection of replicas of the artist's paintings. It also tells the story of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff opened the museum just for me and my girlfriend. It's one of the main advantages of visit the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Barcelona, Spain
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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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Atuona Village, French Polynesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 of the museum there is also Gauguin's house (hut)...More

Thank AntarcticBound
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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....

Thank Lebowski82
Reviewed 31 August 2017

If you want to see the originals you have to visit the main museums in metropols. This museum gives a review of Gaugin's life and art with the replicas of his many paintings.

Thank Earibal
Reviewed 4 August 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 information to read some only in French but what I found...More

Thank Allgoodthyngs
Reviewed 21 July 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 and also help the local site to preserve culture....More

Thank xIshidax
Reviewed 13 July 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.

Thank MargCanberra
Reviewed 13 June 2017 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 29 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
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