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In the Footsteps of Gauguin

Departing from Papeete, this tour will take you to the west coast of Tahiti. The Paul Gauguin Museum, set in a spacious tropical garden, will allow you to discover and understand the famous artist’s life. Gauguin lived in French Polynesia from 1891 to 1893, and from 1895 until his death in the Marquesas Islands in 1903. The museum features an interesting retrospective of the artist’s life in the islands through documents, letters, writings and his household objects. Your guide will give you some free time to explore the small museum and catch a glimpse of Paul Gauguin’s life. The museum does not display any Gauguin originals. Next, you’ll visit the marae of Arahurahu situated in a pretty valley. There is a short walk to reach this sacred site. In the residential district of Punaauia, you will find the Museum of Tahiti & Her Islands located at La Pointe des Pêcheurs (Fishermen’s Point) and stop for a most interesting visit. This fascinating museum, created in 1978, is truly a treasure and will give you a unique opportunity to learn more about Polynesian history, geography, culture and traditions. Highlights include a unique display of wooden and stone sculptures, petroglyphs, traditional ornaments and musical instruments.
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