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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 July 15, 2018
Amnon F
Tel Aviv District, Israel
A bit of a walk but worth it

The hill from Atuona was a bit steep in the hot sun, but it was worth it to reach the cemetery... read more

Reviewed December 2, 2017
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Reviewed July 15, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Amnon F
Reviewed December 28, 2017

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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Reneperitz
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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank AntarcticBound
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

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Susan L
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.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Earibal
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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Allgoodthyngs
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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank xIshidax
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

Date of experience: March 2016
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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.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Alan S
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.

Date of experience: October 2015
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