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Paul Gauguin Museum

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Address: PK 51, 2 Papeari | Taravao, French Polynesia
Phone Number: (689) 57.10.58
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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This museum features the original works and reproductions of the great...

This museum features the original works and reproductions of the great French artist.

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I first visited the museum in Jan. 1970, admission was $.50, while on a business trip. Again visited with my wife in Oct. 2006, admission was $6.50, was looking tacky and had not... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
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Panama City, Florida
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Gold Coast, Australia
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35 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

is closed and no definite tome for reopening. long way to drive to get there from papeete. staff at hotel did not say it was closed

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Panama City, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I first visited the museum in Jan. 1970, admission was $.50, while on a business trip. Again visited with my wife in Oct. 2006, admission was $6.50, was looking tacky and had not appeared to have changed in 36 years, Too bad. In 1970 there were very few attractions for visitors, my guide finished the tour with a visit to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

As the title says, it's closed for renovation as of our visit in October 2016. There was no information on the door as to when it is scheduled to reopen.

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Lower Mainland, BC
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Asked our guide to take us there but he told us it has been closed for almost 4 years. The attached gardens are in poor condition due to lack of maintenance. The 2 Galapagos turtles are still there but sadly, one had his legs injured by pit bull dogs and apparently has never fully recovered.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The Tahiti brochure that was given to me by the car rental company in Papeete advertises this out of town museum as still operating. It is not. I drove up the lovely curved driveway to find the museum doors padlocked and a 'closed for renovation' sign displayed. The building looked like it had been abandoned for a while and I... More 

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Florida, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Sad to read so many attractions are now closed. having not read these posts, I drove to museum May 10th. It is no longer. A young security guard said the president closed it, removed all art and it's fate unknown. The land is prime real estate on the ocean. You can walk amongst the abandoned buildings but its just a... More 

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Dunmore East, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

It appears that most of the main artefacts have been sent back to France for restoration but the adjacent restaurant is still open for business and seems to cater a lot for coach tours. It enjoys a great position by the water and the interior of the restaurant is decorated with elaborate floral displays and the attractive waiting staff all... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

We went to see the museum on our circle island drive only to discover that is closed for renovations. We were told later that all the art displayed are reproductions not original. It seems like a reasonable stop if just touring but not worth a destination visit

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

It's difficult to get the information, but the museum is closed for renovation. The Notte Dame Cathedral is also closed to tourists because of homeless influx. And the James Cook home is closed. The three things I wanted to see on Tahiti!

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

One of the main reasons we wanted to visit Tahiti, was the Gauguin Museum, only after we arrived did we learn that the museum was closed (and has been closed for more than a year) for renovations. In one of the (Tahitian) magazines it was mentioned that the museum has 20 original paintings, but it turns out to be NONE... More 

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