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Gauguin's Pearl Farm

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Avatoru, Avatoru 98775, French Polynesia
+689 40 93 11 30
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A visit to fill in some time before a flight

Dropped in here for a tour and a lesson on Black Pearl farming. Informative and the opportunity to... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
Jon W

This was an unplanned visit and worth the time if you are in the vicinity. Have dropped into a... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
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Gauguin's Pearl is the unique pearl farm on the Rangiroa atoll, in French Polynesia. Since it opened in 1992, it has provided local, ethical, traditional and ecological knowledge to all its customers. A very well-documented guided tour is provided as well, where you can discover the whole process from the birth of a Tahitian pearl to the creation of a jewel.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (24 reviews)
“free tour” (7 reviews)
“whole process” (7 reviews)
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Avatoru, Avatoru 98775, French Polynesia
+689 40 93 11 30
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Dropped in here for a tour and a lesson on Black Pearl farming. Informative and the opportunity to buy a couple of pieces direct from the farm was not missed. I feel that the pricing was marginally better than the retail outlets we visited across...More

Thank Jon W
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This was an unplanned visit and worth the time if you are in the vicinity. Have dropped into a number of pearl shops during our time in French Polynesia. Prices seem high however there were a lot of loose pearl options available. The styling on...More

Thank DeebeeMelbourne
Reviewed 15 December 2016

The guided tour of the farm is very informative and you will learn the whole process of pearls culture. Veronica is friendly and very knowledgeable. The shop is also well run with a nice variety of pearls to buy for all budgets.

Thank Deborah D
Reviewed 30 November 2016

I would have given the Pearl farm a rave review both for the informative well run tour and the attentive service and the beautiful pearls for sale. I was so excited that I bought both earrings and a single pearl necklace. Unfortunately, after shopping around...More

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Philippe C, Propriétaire at Gauguin's Pearl Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

Hello Katrina I've just red your comment on trip advisor. I can understand that you enjoy the guided tour and i thank you for that. I am very sorry that your purchase had disapointed you and i would like to make the best that we...More

Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

If you ever wanted to know how oysters make pearls then you should visit Gauguin's Pearl Farm. We very much enjoyed the tour. The lady had an excellent English and the tour was very informative. After the tour you can have a look at the...More

Thank O4162ZVrebeccas
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Great shop, great learning and seeing how the process is of making and growing pearls. We bought 4 pearls here and were really happy with the price and quality of them.

Thank tandmgroup
Reviewed 9 November 2016

This was our first trip to a pearl farm and we were amazed by the process and time required to farm one pearl. After learning the process we quickly understood why pearls are so expensive and we really learned to value the beautiful jewel. Later,...More

Thank Pam v
Reviewed 7 November 2016

I really liked learning how black pearls are cultivated. I never knew it took so much work and how long it takes. I liked how they taught the different quality, size , ect. I also heard that if you wanted to purchase some black pearls...More

Thank jasilver23
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The tour was really interesting. This was probably the only tour we did on our French Polynesia trip as we were in the water most of the time - BUT this tour was really interesting - to hear and see the lengthy and involved process...More

Thank ScubaNYandRooster
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We found it interesting to see first-hand how the cultured pearl industry operates however no bargains to be had at this place!

Thank Mark R
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Susan R
3 November 2017|
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Response from Philippe C | Property representative |
If you stay in an hotel or guest house here at Rangiroa, you can book through the reception desk, or you can call us at the following number : 40931130 or mail us at : boutique@gauguinspearl.pf.
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23 October 2016|
Response from KathyRichmond2015 | Reviewed this property |
You need to redirect this to your cruise company or Gauguin's.
23 October 2016|
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Response from BSinPNS | Reviewed this property |
We were on the ms Paul Gauguin; there was no free pickup that day. Only ship tours.