The tranquil and tropical features of Parc Bougainville provide a calm oasis for visitors to Papeete. The park's statues, meandering stream and exotic trees give it an aura of beauty and grandeur.
Although it is located in the heart of the waterfront region of the city, the park has plenty of greenery. Find an ideal spot for a picnic on the wooden benches and tables scattered around the picturesque park. It is a family-friendly environment with a playground for the kids.
Stroll through the gardens at a leisurely pace. Admire the tropical trees, exotic plants and the luscious green landscape. From the park’s coastal setting, you can see Nanuu Bay. Take the kids to the small playground with swings. Enjoy a picnic in the grounds and purchase snacks from the shop in the park. A charming stream flows through the area and is the perfect place to cool off on a hot day or you can take a rest under the shelter of an enormous banyan tree.
Examine the statue of the park’s current namesake, explorer Louis Antoine de Bougainville, one of the first French pioneers on Tahitian soil in 1768. Bougainville believed he had discovered Tahiti, when in fact English navigator Samuel Wallis discovered it less than a year earlier.
Many functions are held in the park. It was also the site of the historic moment in 1880 when King Pomare V consecrated the union of Tahiti and France. The park itself dates back to 1845. Spot two impressive cannons that date back more than 100 years.
Parc Bougainville is near the popular waterfront area on the western side of Papeete. It is a short walk south from Papeete Town Hall, Papeete Market and the Black Pearl Museum. The city’s main ferry terminal is about 0.6 miles (1 kilometer) north of the park.
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