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French-Polynesia

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation French Polynesia

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation French Polynesia

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation French Polynesia The mediocre l & rsquoprix. Here are some ways to remedy the problem. Family pensions This formula, which is similar to rural lodgings, is in the spotlight throughout the territory, and it is […]

Health and safety French Polynesia

Health and safety French Polynesia

Health and safety French Polynesia Health Recommended vaccinations There is no danger from a health point of view in French Polynesia. No vaccine is required to enter the territory, but it is better to be up to date with its universal vaccinations (diphtheria, […]

Money and budget French Polynesia

Money and budget French Polynesia

Money and budget French Polynesia Money, banks, exchange Currency - The local currency is pacific franc (CFP franc for "French Pacific Community", also abbreviated XPF). It is divided into 100 cents. Banknotes are in denominations of 10, 000, 5 and 000 CFP […]

Traditions and customs French Polynesia

Traditions and customs French Polynesia

Traditions and customs French Polynesia A society steeped in taboos Over time, each Polynesian group has developed its own social rules, its own forms of art and thought. But a unity shines through: everything in the Polynesian world is imbued with […]

Recommended itineraries French Polynesia

Recommended itineraries French Polynesia

Recommended itineraries French Polynesia Travel time Want to see all of PolynéBora in Saint-Michel, the Austral Islands south of the Gambier which stretch from Hamburg to Turkey and the Marquesas perched near Stockholm! Add to this the need to have to go […]

Climate, seasons and weather French Polynesia

Climate, seasons and weather French Polynesia

Climate, seasons and weather French Polynesia There are two main seasons. Southern summer From November to April, it is the wet season. The showers are regular and strong, the humidity is therefore maximum. It rains particularly in December and January.Average […]

Where to eat, food and drink French Polynesia

Where to eat, food and drink French Polynesia

Where to eat, food and drink French Polynesia Kitchen The rule is simple: eat like at home and you will be ruined. Eat Polynesian and you will feast almost cheaply. For a simple snack, bet on roulottes, snacks arranged in vans. There are many on the Papeete […]

Practical life on site French Polynesia

Practical life on site French Polynesia

Practical life on site French Polynesia Time difference French Polynesia is 12 hours behind continental Western Europe in summer, and 11 hours in winter. Thus, when it is 13 p.m. in Paris, it is 1 a.m. on the same day in Papeete in August, and 2 a.m. in […]

Geography and landscapes French Polynesia

Geography and landscapes French Polynesia

Geography and landscapes French Polynesia Scattered over a maritime territory as extensive as Western Europe, the 118 islands of French Polynesia (from the Greek polus and nesos, “many islands”) are grouped into 5 archipelagos. Society Islands The Île-Vent […]

Polynesia: the Leeward Islands in backpacker mode

Polynesia: the Leeward Islands in backpacker mode

“For two years in Polynesia, I slept badly with joy (…) I had awakenings to cry from drunkenness from the rising day. »Victor Segalen, letter to Henri Manceron, […]

Entry formalities and useful contacts French Polynesia

Entry formalities and useful contacts French Polynesia

Entry formalities and useful contacts French Polynesia Entry formalities You must present a passport. For European Union nationals, it must be valid for at least 6 months after return; for the Swiss, at least 3 months after the date of arrival; for […]

Transport and travel French Polynesia

Transport and travel French Polynesia

Transport and travel French Polynesia Inter-island transport Plane The plane is the fastest means of transport and therefore the most used in French Polynesia. The archipelago is very well served by air: Air Tahiti planes only connect some forty islands […]

Monoï Here: monoï week in Tahiti

Monoï Here: monoï week in Tahiti

From November 12 to 15, Monoï Here Tahiti is celebrating monoï, a sun oil used on beaches around the world. It's hard to imagine it during our tanning sessions, but monoi, which has survived the centuries, […]

Culture and arts French Polynesia

Culture and arts French Polynesia

Culture and arts French Polynesia Mythology and beliefs Great lovers of the land from the bottom of the large entities of the Polynesian area. Other similar legends give birth to the different archipelagos, then to the islands themselves. L & rsquoBora, […]

French Polynesia identity card

French Polynesia identity card

French Polynesia identity card - Location: collectivity mer franc Area: àle-Vent, the Tuamotu-Gambier, the Marquesas and the Austral Islands. The maritime territory is as vast as l & rsquo Population: 283 (000 estimate), of which nearly Capital city […]

Activities, sports and leisure French Polynesia

Activities, sports and leisure French Polynesia

Activities, sports and leisure French Polynesia The sea Diving L & rsquoBora, a simple mask gives access to sites where stingrays, morays and barracudas evolve. We have long used to feed sharks in Polynesia: shark feeding leads to an impressive frenzy, […]

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