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Cheap Flights to French Polynesia

The French Polynesia is a set of 118 geographically dispersed islands and atolls covering an area of more than 2,000 kilometers. It is an overseas territory attached to France located in the South Pacific Ocean. The country is divided into 5 island groups – Society Islands, Tuamotu Archipelago, Gambier Islands, Marquesas Islands and Austral Islands.

French Polynesia is famous for its lagoons as well as for its varying colors of beaches. Travelers can have their pick between white sand, pink sand and black sand beaches. However, the main draw to the country is its lagoons. The high islands are surrounded by reefs that form a swimming pool with an amazing hue of aqua. Coral atolls also form lagoons where many marine mammals inhabit including dolphins, rays, sharks and turtles. They are considered to be excellent locations for snorkeling, diving and swimming.

French Polynesia enjoys a tropical but moderate climate with an average temperature of 27 degrees Celsius. Summer season in the country occurs from November through April while the cooler season happens from May through October. French Polynesia can be a very humid country so before traveling to French Polynesia, make sure to pack lightweight cotton clothes and a lot of sunscreen.

Due to its remote location in the South Pacific, flying is the only way to travel to the French Polynesia. The main airport is Faa’a International Airport located in Tahiti. It is the main hub for Air Tahiti Nui, the country flag carrier. Several airlines operate flights internationally including Air New Zealand, LAN Chile and Air Tahiti.

When traveling to the French Polynesia, visitors are spoilt for choices with beaches and marine activities. However, there is more to the country other than white sand beaches and clear blue lagoons. To know where to go, what to do and what to see in French Polynesia, here are just a few of the most recommended tourist spots to add to the itinerary:

Robert Wan Pearl Museum – Located in Papeete, Tahiti, the Robert Wan Pearl Museum is considered to be the only museum in the world that is dedicated to pearls. It exhibits the private collection of Robert Wan including the largest Tahitian pearl of the world. The museum also focuses on retelling the history of pearl as well as the legends and important people known to have a fascination with pearls.

Paul Gauguin Museum – Located in Tahiti, the Paul Gauguin Museum exhibits the life and works of Eugène Henric Paul Gauguin. Gauguin was a French Post-impressionist artist who, after his death, was recognized for his synthetist style and experimental use of color. This Japanese-styled art museum houses original Gauguin documents, photographs, sculptures, engravings and gouaches as well as some of this block prints and sketches.

Notre Dame Cathedral – Located in Papeete and known as Cathédrale de Papeete Notre-Dame de L'Immaculée Conception in French, it is a late 19th century church building. It is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Papeete and considered to be Tahiti’s oldest Catholic church and one of the last remaining examples of early colonial architecture in Papeete.

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