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Gauguin's Pearl Farm

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Address: Avatoru, French Polynesia
Phone Number: (+689) 93 11 30
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Fascinating and amazing

The time, the expertise and the finished pearl product will mean that you may have to glue your credit card to your purse/wallet. The whole process is fascinating and well worth a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Gillian P
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Hexworthy, United Kingdom
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Hexworthy, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The time, the expertise and the finished pearl product will mean that you may have to glue your credit card to your purse/wallet. The whole process is fascinating and well worth a visit - even if you don't buy - but you will!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed seeing the whole process of how pearls were farmed, graded, and prepared for jewelry. Did not know there were so many different colors and shapes. Wound up buying some at the dock instead.

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St. Louis, MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This free tour was very informative and our guide, Stephan, was excellent. The pearl jewelry was exquisite. A must see

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The Gauguin's Pearl Farm is the biggest in Rangiroa. You can request complimentary transfer. Its quite interesting to see how pearls are cultivated.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We knew absolutely nothing about black pearls. We were told that the best place to learn about them was on Rangiroa. So we set up a tour to this farm. After a short bus ride out we were given about a 20 minute introduction to pearl farming and how black pearls are produced. Then they gave us a view of... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We had visited pearl farms before, but this one on Rangiroa Atoll went to some trouble top explain the seeding process and how the pearl is grown. Remember they are black pearls here in French Polynesia.

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colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We went with the idea of learning more about pearls. They showed us how a pearl is "seeded" and thus grown, it was informative. I did not plan to buy but they had superb pieces of jewelry and I did. From what I saw in Tahiti after, I did not get ripped. They are happy to provide transport from your... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

It was a rainy day and so we went to the pearl farm. It was interesting and Worth it. They picked us up at the hotel and brought us back.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Fun way to see the history of the pearls and how they are made. Plan to spend about 2-3 hours. Also know the black Tahitian Pearls are extremely expensive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

I finally discovered how pearls are harvested and graded. Very informative by a kind staff and no pressure to buy. However, you may want to buy, because these are some of the lowest prices for black pearls.

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