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pity they dont have any originals

this place has the largest collection in one place of Gauguin's works throughout his different... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Amnon F
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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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We really enjoyed our visit to the Gauguin Museum this week while in Hiva Oa and would highly... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
PDXPete
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Portland
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This museum pays tribute to the famous painter by displaying mementos and items related to his stay on the island of Hiva Oa and copies of his works.
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Atuona Village, French Polynesia
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

this place has the largest collection in one place of Gauguin's works throughout his different epoques, unfortunately they are all reproductions. the museum guides you through Gauguin's art history with interesting explanations and quotes the gardens around are very well kept and there is a...More

1  Thank Amnon F
Reviewed 11 May 2018

We liked the atmospere, it was nice presented, I can really recommend this romantic place, also the entrance price was OK

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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the Gauguin Museum this week while in Hiva Oa and would highly recommend stopping by for an hour or two. Seeing so many pieces of his work in one location, (even being reproductions) gave a very good representation of...More

Thank PDXPete
Reviewed 2 December 2017

The museum is a collection of replicas of the artist's paintings. It also tells the story of the life of Gauguin through a number of articles positioned as you move through the museum. On the grounds of the museum there is also Gauguin's house (hut)...More

1  Thank AntarcticBound
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Staff opened the museum just for me and my girlfriend. It's one of the main advantages of visit the paradise... NO TOURISTS, NO LINES, NO HORRIBLE TOURISM GROUPS....

Thank Lebowski82
Reviewed 31 August 2017

If you want to see the originals you have to visit the main museums in metropols. This museum gives a review of Gaugin's life and art with the replicas of his many paintings.

Thank Earibal
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We visited three times and eventually got there when was open, our mistake! Worth the visit in my opinion having grown up with my mothers appreciation of Gauguin I found it fascinating. Lots of information to read some only in French but what I found...More

1  Thank Allgoodthyngs
Reviewed 21 July 2017

The museum itself is located in the center of Atuona. It has a very complete collection of replicas from Gauguin life and movement. It is a way to learn more about the artist and his transformation and also help the local site to preserve culture....More

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

I loved my visit to the Gauguin Museum but it was made very special because of the talk given to our group by a great guide. He told us the story of Gauguin's life which was so interesting.

1  Thank MargCanberra
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

My reason for wanting to visit French Polynesia in the first place, is my deep curiosity about Paul Gauguin. We finally made it to the cultural Centre and right out of the gate, we had researched that all of the works were replicas of Gauguin...More

1  Thank Eva Q
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