Bougainville Park and Statue, Papeete

Bougainville Park and Statue, Papeete

Located adjacent to the post office, the Bougainville park is the best place for a promenade in the fresh air while viewing the amazing surroundings of Papeete. The park is a real tropical heaven filled with lush green landscape. It has a lot of trees providing shade during the warmest part of the day when many are walking through the park. It is well maintained and is a great place for the kids to run around and have fun. There is an entire playground with rides and swings dedicated to kids.

Situated at the entrance of the park, facing the seafront, you can see the Bougainville statue which is dedicated to Louis Antoine de Bougainvile, a French sailor. He stopped in this city in 1768 and became very famous in Europe when he published his "Voyage autour du monde" in which he described Tahiti as heaven on earth where men and women lived happily in innocence, away from the corruption of civilization.

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Bougainville Park and Statue on Map

Sight Name: Bougainville Park and Statue
Sight Location: Papeete, Tahiti (See walking tours in Papeete)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Papeete, Tahiti

Create Your Own Walk in Papeete

Create Your Own Walk in Papeete

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Papeete Waterfront Walk

Papeete Waterfront Walk

Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia, is renowned for its beautiful natural setting. Still, other than lush green areas and stunning beaches, the city boasts a number of man-made sights well worth checking out. Papeete's Waterfront is a vibrant area bustling with activity and attractions that capture the essence of the island's culture and beauty.

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
Papeete Introduction Walking Tour

Papeete Introduction Walking Tour

The islands of the Pacific were gradually settled by daring sea voyagers in large multiple hulled catamarans (canoes). Tonga and Samoa were reached by 1300 BC. By 500 BC, the Marquesas Islands were known to the navigators. Tahiti was settled between 300 and 800 AD.

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles