Territorial Assembly, Papeete

Territorial Assembly, Papeete

The Territorial Assembly was built in 1960 on the site of Queen Pomare IV of Tahiti's residence. The former building suffered damages caused by termites. The Territorial Assembly is located within walking distance of the major attractions in Papeete; it is a 15-minute walk from Papeete port via Boulevard de la Reine Pomare IV.

The modern building of the Territorial Assembly is memorable for its shell-like roof and the statue of Pouvanaa a Oopa, a French Polynesian nationalist, politician, and advocate for French Polynesian independence. The Territorial Assembly Hall is the most important part of the government complex. The complex includes the High Commissioner's Residence and a clubhouse once patronized by French artist Paul Gauguin.

The Assembly building shares the compound manicured gardens and memorial statues with the Presidential Palace and French Polynesian Assembly on Tarahoi Square.

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Territorial Assembly on Map

Sight Name: Territorial Assembly
Sight Location: Papeete, Tahiti (See walking tours in Papeete)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Papeete, Tahiti

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Create Your Own Walk in Papeete

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