270 kilometres northwest of Tahiti, Bora Bora the pearl of the Pacific undoubtedly has the world's..Tahiti Information
Tahiti is the beating heart of French Polynesia. It is both the gate to the country with Tahiti..Rangiroa Information
Slightly over an hour away from Tahiti on flights that run daily, Rangiroa is a gigantic atoll,the..Tahaa Information
Just a few minutes away from Raiatea's airport by shuttle boat,Tahaa “The vanilla island”has..Fakarava Information
450 kilometres from Papeete, Fakarava is the second largest atoll of Polynesia. Like her big sister..Rurutu Information
Protected from the ocean's fury by a small coral reef, Rurutu the “gushing rock” in the..Tikehau Information
300 kilometres northeast of Tahiti and a few kilometres from Rangiroa,Tikehau,with its nearly..Raiatea Information
40 minutes on a direct flight from Tahiti- Faa’a,Raiatea was the first island settled by..Maupiti Information
A little over 300 kilometres west of Tahiti, Maupiti is a small,isolated island at the tip of the..Moorea Information
A few minutes' flight from Tahiti, or just 30 minutes on the ferry, Moorea the “sister..Raivavae Information
With all her 28 tiny islets etched out under the sky, where a multitude of sea birds nest, whose..Nuku Hiva Information
In June of 1842, Nuku Hiva was the first island to be seen by the whaleboat carrying the novelist..
The Marquesas archipelago, with its powerful landscapes, its cliffs and sharp peaks and its deep valleys, imposes its differences. In those islands, few coastal plains or white sand beaches; the seduction of the Marquesas is elsewhere and has to do with their strong and wild simplicity.
Nuku Hiva, Hiva Oa, Fatu Hiva… to visit these islands of wild landscapes, 4x4 vehicles and horses are the norm. Taking a trip to the Marquesas, in a family pension or in a high-class hotel, is discovering the sweetness of Marquesan hospitality, the mysteries of this archipelago and its many wonders, on land as well as under water for unforgettable dives. The majestic Marquesas, rugged yet generous, truly deserve their Polynesian name, “The Land of Men”. A place that has yet to reveal many of its secrets and treasures, exuberant nature still hiding archeological sites, “tiki” or petroglyphs under layers of foliage.
In Hiva Oa, Paul Gauguin and Jacques Brel both chose to live here and reconnect with the strong emotions their art required, in this land where horses roam free, where nature still rules the destiny of men. Tattoo, sculpture and handicrafts, symbols of the genuine revival of Marquesan culture, are developing and safeguarding of ancient patterns and techniques