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Address: PK 51, 2 Papeari | Taravao, French Polynesia
Phone Number: (689) 57.10.58
Description: This museum features the original works and reproductions of the great...
This museum features the original works and reproductions of the great French artist.
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Restaurant average to good, museum still closed

The museum is still closed. I noted Henrik N's review talking about the Gaugin and Brel museums. I am not aware that there is a Brel museum here. There is a Brel Museum... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2014
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Homage to the painter Gauging who is buried in Marquisar. To get there , in car ,bus "truck" or motorcycle situated in Papearii ,where is raining all times ,very humid weather 70%, there is a majestic garden with very old tree's very tropical. Beautiful view of the beach to the side of the island,beautiful blue color Mediterranean The museum itself... More 

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Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The Marqueses Islands are remote and spectacular and it's no wonder Paul Gauguin spent his last days there. The museum contains a large number of reproductions of his works - nearly all hand-painted. The museum is well laid out and very informative about his life in the Marqueses where he established a House of Pleasure as well as actively painting.... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Many of the guide books will tell you about the museum but it has been closed for 2 years. We headed out to take the drive and had heard it was just so-so but when we got there we were told it had shut its doors due to funding. The gardens are well worth a walk though and you can... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

I was very excited that I would see original artwork by Paul Gauguin. Upon arriving i found a dilapidated building in much need of repair with a fenced and boarded walkway. The museum looked like it had been neglected and abandoned. I walked around the building into the courtyard and found stone carved gods and phallic images out of stone... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Tour buses stop here for buffet lunch. Very forgettable experience. Food is OK at best. Seems to be only restaurant in that part of Tahiti.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

the museum is just closed. Don't go. The information policy is terrible. Even the brand new tourist leaflet from Tahiti does not mention this. The sign on the road neither, lets you drive the last 2 km for nothing. There is however a lovely public beach/park with grass almost worth the trip. Botanic garden near by is ok.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This was one of the things that we had looked forward to seeing and it's a fair drive from Papeete. The place is still shut, looks abandoned and absolutely no work appears to be in progress. Tahiti is not exactly awash with things to do and see so it's a great shame that no priority is given to honouring such... More 

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Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The museum is still closed. I noted Henrik N's review talking about the Gaugin and Brel museums. I am not aware that there is a Brel museum here. There is a Brel Museum adjacent to the Gaugin museum on Hiva Oa in the Marquesas. The restaurant is open. We had the lunch buffet. There was a fair variety. I particularly... More 

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Papeete
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Go to the Musee de Tahiti et les Iles instead. It was never good anyway, but they are renovating and noone knows when it will be finished.Probably never! There was never one original anyway. All prints.

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Canberra, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Our cruise, Aranui 3 took us to the Paul Gauguin museum. Unfortunately everything, including the Jacques Brel museum was in French. Please can someone do some translating so that non French speaking visitors can benefit from these 2 wonderful museums. Worth a visit though!

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Address: PK 51, 2 Papeari | Taravao, French Polynesia
Phone Number: (689) 57.10.58
Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Tahiti

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