Hiva Oa is where two world-famous artists chose to spend their final years. The graves of Jacques Brel and Paul Gauguin can be found in the same cemetery at the top of the village of Atuona. At the Paul Gauguin cultural center you can see several reproductions of the artist’s work and his house, the Maison du Jouir, has been restored to its original state when Gauguin lived there. Jacques Brel also left many traces of his passage on the island, of which the most imposing and most representative is surely his much-loved airplane, Jojo.
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