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wish for myself such views

the cemetery itself isn't too special, yes Jacques Brel and Paul Gauguin both are buried here but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amnon F
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Tel Aviv District, Israel
Strictly a visit to view an iconic place. A guided knowledge not available on print

The Gauguin site is neglected, the Brel site is littered with personal comments on bits of paper... read more

Reviewed December 28, 2017
Reneperitz
,
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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A simple stone with the engraving "Paul Gauguin, 1903" marks the final resting place of the famous artist.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the cemetery itself isn't too special, yes Jacques Brel and Paul Gauguin both are buried here but rather ordinary graves to special people, However the views that they both have are overwhelming over the bay of Atuona and the surrounding mountains. wish i could have...More

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Reviewed December 28, 2017

The Gauguin site is neglected, the Brel site is littered with personal comments on bits of paper strewn around

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Reviewed December 2, 2017

The hill from Atuona was a bit steep in the hot sun, but it was worth it to reach the cemetery where Paul Gauguin is buried. Also buried there is the Belgium singer Jacques Brel. People were stunned when I asked who Brel was, but...More

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Reviewed October 6, 2017

I enjoyed a nice walk from Atuona to the cemetary. I was able to see beautiful vistas along the way. Until this day, I didn't know much about Jacque Brel. Discovering Jacque Brel's story was so interesting. He was not only a musician but made...More

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Reviewed August 31, 2017

Both Paul Gaugin and Jaques Brel's graves are here. There is a poem nearby the Grave of Brel which touched me a lot. A good way to present your homage to these extraordinary artists is to visit their graves.

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Reviewed August 3, 2017

After visiting the Museum of Paul Gauguin it seemed very fitting to climb the hill to find his grave. the views form the top are simply stunning, a resting place seated atop a beautiful hillside. Very pretty and reasonably well kept. Uneven paths so take...More

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Reviewed July 21, 2017

Is one of the few things to visit in your stay in Atuona or basically Hiva Oa island. The best is the views and their 2 celebrity graves. The first one for Paul Gauguin, worth a visit and the second one Jacques Brel who, for...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2016

It's a very steep walk up from town but, worth the view. A very small town with not a lot to do but, some nice houses to walk by

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Reviewed December 6, 2015

If you are a fan of Paul Gauguin or Jacques Brel (I had not heard of the latter) then the cemetery where they are buried is worth a visit. Otherwise go for the wonderful view. It is quite a hot climb so go by vehicle.

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Reviewed November 2, 2015

The view is amazing and the flowers are beautiful! It was a hike up the hill was a kicker, but the second time we visited by car.

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