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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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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
New York City, New York
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63 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Marli0209
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Yossef S
Lafayette, California
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246 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over the years I have bought several pearls from this place. They are all beautiful and comes with a certificate. Are they cheaper than elsewhere in French Polynesia? I am not convinced. But I like the place and I am always tempted to indulge. Some of the staff members could, however, be more friendly.

Thank reise-tanta-di
Turin, Italy
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Nice place and very good choices for business! I've bought many pearls, there were many different choices and the courtesy of the employers were great! The tour through the farm was very interesting and needful to understand how much work and passion there is behind the pearls!

Thank GaTorino
Geneva, Switzerland
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104 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

A presentation in English and one in French on how the produce pearls and how to classify them. No rush to buy and it is free.

Thank drbino
Greenville, North Carolina
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

great to see how the pearls are grown.. makes you appreciate and understand the expense of the pearls. No pressure to buy

Thank Kathy K
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Lots of information and a private tour what more could you ask for. great range of prices as well. Alexandra gave us some basic information on buying pearls.

Thank Karl C
Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

It was something to do one afternoon and it was very interesting to learn about it. An amazingly beautiful Tahitian woman gave me the tour in English and showed me pearls to purchase afterwards but I am not into the dark colors. Quality and prices seemed very good.

Thank Alohamary

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