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Hiva Oa may be most famous for being the place where Paul Gauguin and Jacques Brel once lived, but the "Garden of the Marquesas" is certain to cast its spell on every visitor. Lush nature and renowned archaeological sites, especially around Atuona, make the island one of the must-sees of the archipelago.

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  • Calvary Cemetery is the final resting place of Jacques Brel and Paul Gauguin, artists, who spent the last years of their life on the island of Hiva Oa and left a lasting impression here. Moving.

  • Jacques Brel chose to spend the last years of his life in Atuona. He regularly flew his aeroplane Jojo, a Beechcraft, between here and Tahiti as a service to the local population. The aeroplane is on display in the Brel Cultural Centre, a hangar wher..

  • The Paul Gauguin Cultural Centre in Atuona may not possess any originals of the artist's work, but it does present very faithful copies of his paintings. The "House of Sensual Delight", where he lived, has been reconstructed here along with..

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