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The Other Islands Sights

Vaipae'e

  • Town/Village

Updated 06/22/2011

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The island's main village, Vaipae'e is a short walk from the dock at Baie de Vaipae, a narrow bay between high cliffs.

Musée Communal. The village's main attraction is the Musée Communal, the oldest museum in the Marquesas. Its collections include mortuary canoes and various decorations such as bracelets, earrings, sperm whale teeth, and adzes. Local wood-carvers work and sell their wares here. The museum is also known as the Archeological Museum of Vaipaee.

92–60–13. Free, donations welcome. Open by request only.

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