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Wow, that place was great! This is not a joke. I love furries. They're my ideals. (Not idols... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2018
Jeffersonville, Indiana
We took the magic home

In 2003 we were fortunate enough to honeymoon in Bora Bora. We loved every second and wanted to... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
Chriss C
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19 Dec 2018
30 Dec 2017
“We took the magic home”
Book a private appointment at the studio of internationally acclaimed artist Alain Despert. Despert's work was discovered in Bora Bora in 1990 and has exhibited in many major cities throughout the US. His "Absolut Despert" painting was selected for...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Vaitape 98730, French Polynesia
+689 87 71 78 06
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Reviewed 19 December 2018

Wow, that place was great! This is not a joke. I love furries. They're my ideals. (Not idols.) I love catching Pikachu on the weekends. My Fortnite dances are on fleek.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bagel_Child
Reviewed 30 December 2017

In 2003 we were fortunate enough to honeymoon in Bora Bora. We loved every second and wanted to take a piece of the magic back to Louisiana. We searched for anything that could transport us to the motu. One day we were eating at Snack...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Chriss C
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Great diversion on a rainy day hosts were wonderful, beautiful art !!Had pick up from the town and driven to the studio with great views.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Bert B
Reviewed 29 November 2016

It is not often that you get to meet and talk with a living legend in the art world . . . but we did. Before traveling we always do our homework (thank you TripAdvisor) and coming to the island was no different. I was...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Hoffmd
DespertBoraBora, Manager at Alain Despert, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2016

Dear Linda and Marc, Thank you for taking the time to visit the studio and thank you for your kind comments, particularly coming from the art experts that you are. Alain is delighted that his work will hang with your masters collection. We hope you...More

Reviewed 21 June 2016

i am a painter myself it was great to see the gallery love the spirt of alains art it was really beautiful

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank ratti B
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Being a painter myself I was thrilled to see so many art galleries in all three islands we visited Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora. I loved to see the symbolistic colors still in high regard and use. I also use it in some of my...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank KcirtapNosnibor
Reviewed 28 January 2016

This French artist moved to Bora Bora in 1986, and from his hillside studio above Matira Beach, paints vivid Bora Bora scenes and depictions of tikis, using acrylic and enamel on canvas. He achieved international fame for his painting of a bottle of vodka floating...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank agarwal024
Reviewed 1 June 2015

Love the spirit of Alain's art! I first viewed his work on the walls of The St. Regis "Lagoon" restaurant, I couldn't keep my eyes off it.

Date of experience: May 2015
2  Thank Pam S
Reviewed 5 April 2015

The previous reviewer is incorrect. We have been admirers and collectors of Alain Despert's work for years. In fact, we had been to his studio prior to his move to Malta, we visited his studio in Malta and visited the new studio in Bora Bora...More

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank deenappio
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