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Address: French Polynesia
Description: A simple stone with the engraving "Paul Gauguin, 1903" marks the final...
A simple stone with the engraving "Paul Gauguin, 1903" marks the final resting place of the famous artist.
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Appreciated More with a Little Background of Gauguin and Brel

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2014
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Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

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

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Orlando, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 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 Hiva Oa it probably would be a shame to miss the resting place of their... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 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 Gaugain's at first and searched the whole place for it.

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Australind, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Really very lovely cemetery with white graves and skeletal frangipanis. Worth a visit. get a whole sense of the town from here and some idea of what Gaugin was doing here. Good for photographs. Actually as well as the cemetery the old remnants of settlements are fascinating, and especially the tikis. Worth hiring a car and getting to the site... More 

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Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Worth a trip if you are already on Hiva Oa - but not as a destination itself. Great view from the cemetary itself and the Gaugin's grave site/marker is charmingly rustic. If you are on Hiva Oa you should consider a 4 hour or so drive across island to the Giant Tiki - which is extraordinary - an ancient sacrificial... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

It is where Paul Gauguin is buried and you can see some his arts. It's necessary to pay a fee to enter. There's no many interesting things to do or to see...

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

We liked all the old grave sites and the view is amazing, as is Hiva Oa. What goes up, comes down and the walk down to town is steep but the road is paved. There are no guard rails and no bathrooms but there are facilites at the Gaugauin Museum.

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Address: Address: French Polynesia
Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Marquesas Islands  >  Hiva Oa

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