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Polynesia between Art and Nature
Paul Gauguin and Jacques Brel
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Gallery | The Anuanua Art Gallery
Representing a mixture of paintings to sculpture and photography, The Anuanua Gallery supports many local and international artists. The gallery also provides a framing workshop, printing and picture retouch service. It is situated in Uturoa, Raiatea, French Polynesia.
Gallery | Gallery Antipodes
Gallery Antipodes is owned by French writer Francoise Saint-Chabaud. It supports and exhibits contemporary international and local artwork to promote the blending of culture. The gallery is represented in hotels Radisson (Papeete) and Four Seasons (Bora Bora).
Museum | Tahiti’s James Norman Hall Museum
This small museum is dedicated to the memory of author James Norman. He lived here from 1926 till his death in 1951 and has been fully restored to its 1951 appearance. The Hall is on the way to Point Venus on Matavai Bay.
Museum | Robert Wan Pearl Museum
This museum is dedicated to the Poe Rava, the Tahitian cultured pearl, or the ‘black pearl’. It is a place to learn about their history and how they are grafted. You can also see the world’s largest round Tahitian pearl on record. The museum is situated in Boulevard Pomare.
Museum | Gauguin Museum
This is a memorial to Paul Gauguin, the well-known French artist and features exhibitions dedicated to his life in French Polynesia. The museum is adjacent to the lush Harrison W. Smith Jardin Botanical Gardens, home to a plethora of tropical plants from around the world.
Museum | Te Fare Manaha
This museum is a public institution which first opened in 1974. It has a collection of natural and cultural Polynesian artifacts and often runs cultural events. It is situated in a garden on the Nu’uroa’s Cape in Punaauia and also offers a botanical itinerary.
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Fenua Mata’i’oa Hotel
This is a luxury boutique hotel situated on the border of the lagoon in the Tiahura Village. With impressive views and rooms, the hotel also has its own impressive botanical garden.
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Restaurant Le St James
Located in Sapinus Bay on the West Coast of Tahiti, Le coco’s lets you experience the cuisine of Chef Willy Kobylt, combining high quality products from distant lands, and local produce of the islands.