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November 11-14th, 2017 - Tahiti et her islands

This annual international and cultural event is the official tattoo festival of Tahiti Et Ses Îles. It aims to promote, protect and enhance the art of Polynesian tattooing, bringing together local and international professional tattoo artists. It will be held at the Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, where workshops and guided tours of Polynesian ethnographic objects related to this art will be set up.

Association Porinetia Tatau - GSM: (689)


Heritage Day

Heritage Day

September 16th-17th - Museum Tahiti and its Islands

The 34th edition of the European Heritage Days will be held on 16 and 17 September 2017, on the theme of youth.

This edition will be resolutely aimed at the young public and its awareness of the heritage, the history of the Nation and the history of art, or heritage trades.

Understanding and knowing heritage in its historical and social context means better understanding the society in which Polynesians live. It is to discern the values on which it is built in order to understand them, to question them, in order better to appropriate them.

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Tiki Bar Agenda

5th-10th of September, 2017 - Intercontinental Tahiti

Tuesday 5th September:
6pm: Instant Sunset - Cocktail and champagne at the Lobby Bar

Wednesday 6th September:
5:30 pm: Torea live at the Tiki Bar
7 pm: Marquisas evening at the restaurant Te Tiare

Thursday 7th September:
5:30 pm: Tiki Bubbles with DJ Paskall and Emilie DLF at the Tiki Bar

Friday 8th September:
5:30 pm: Vevo live at the Tiki Bar
7 pm: Wonderful evening (Soirée merveilleuse) at Te Tiare restaurant

Saturday 9th September:
5:30 pm: Brothers In Arms live at Tiki Bar

Sunday 10th September:
7.00: Sunday brunch with Tupuna Kultur at Te Tiare restaurant

Black and white picture of a Tahitian group of dancers called Temaeva with traditional clothes and in front of a marae

Coco Hotahota and Temaeva present Te Hau Pahu Nui

Saturdays 22 and 29 July 2017 at 3:45pm -

Coco Hotahota celebrates the 55th anniversary of the birth of its mythical group, Temaeva, and this year offers a traditional show on the Marae Arahurahu in Paea. Produced by the French Polynesia Artistic Conservatory with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Te Hau pahu nui promises a real recreation time carried by about a hundred artists, including a singing group.

Under the theme of Te Hau Pahu Nui, Temaeva relates the alliance of the chiefdoms of Tahiti, Moorea and Maia’o. If this agreement constitutes a formidable union to face the possible attacks, it is also a pretext in its interpretation to the staging of royal courts’ glory and allows to revive the Maimoa or epa dances. Each island is identified by its color: Tahiti red and white, Moorea yellow and white, Maia’o black and white.

To the sound of all the instruments, the dancers appear on both sides of the marae, perform an ‘öte’a’ ‘ötamu’ and then retreat and settle in tïfene. The men enter in turn on a ta’au (prayer). While they dance their ‘öte’a’ pahu ‘, the dancers propose an ‘aparima vävä at the same time as the ‘öte’a of men. But at the sound of the pü, time and the dances stop: royal courts make their entrance.

Te Hau Pahu Nui: Saturdays 22 and 29 July 2017 at 3:45pm
Marae Arahurahu in Paea
Single price : 2 000 Fcfp
Tickets on sale in Radio 1 and both Carrefour shopping centers
Information +689 40 50 14 14 / 40 434 100


Heiva i Tahiti 2017

21st To 22nd July 2017 - Toata

Friday 21 July 2017

6:00 – 11:00 pm : WINNERS NIGHT


Adults : 4 000 Fcfp (center), 2 500 Fcfp (sides)
Children (from 2 to 11 years old) : 1 500 Fcfp (center), 1 000 Fcfp (sides)
Free On-demand « baby » ticket for children under 2 years old
Disabled person + Follower : 1 500 Fcfp (in front of the scene)

Tickets sale only at Maison de la Culture only (+689 40 544 544), and online
Please note that only Pacific francs are welcome
Credit card from 1 500 XPF, Visa & Mastercard only.
8th of june : 8am to 7:30pm
Saturday the 10th of june : 15pm
From 12th of june : from Monday to Thursday 8am to 5pm, Friday from 8am to 4pm
Tickets sales available 1:30 before shows


Saturday 22 July 2017

6:00 pm – 11:00 pm – TAUPITI I TO’ATA NIGHT
This night is dedicated to dance category winners (1st and 2nd dance runner-ups)


Adults : 3 000 Fcfp (center), 2 000 Fcfp (sides)
Children (from 2 to 11 years old) : 1 500 Fcfp (center), 1 000 Fcfp (sides)
Free On-demand « baby » ticket for children under 2 years old
Disabled person + Follower : 1 500 Fcfp (in front of the scene)

Tickets sale only at Maison de la Culture only (+689 40 544 544), and online
Please note that only Pacific francs are welcome
Credit card from 1 500 XPF, Visa & Mastercard only.
8th of june : 8am to 7:30pm
Saturday the 10th of june : 15pm
From 12th of june : from Monday to Thursday 8am to 5pm, Friday from 8am to 4pm
Tickets sales available 1:30 before shows


Miss Tahiti 2017

Friday, 23th of June 2017 - Papeete City Hall

As usual, the Miss Tahiti gala allows the public to nominate her favorite candidate, who will directly access the final quartet of Miss Tahiti 2017, June 23, 2017.

An election that will be under the sign of Polynesian festive atmospheres from the 40s to 70s. The vahines will parade through the gardens of the Papeete town hall and offer performances of local joie de vivre through several paintings in which the committee makes Tribute to the famous dance hall Le Quinn's, to the Tiurai celebrations, to the rituals, and to the popular Tahitian balls. An innovative theme that changes from what we are used to seeing, like the unusual duo that will present the event: Hinarere Taputu and ... Jean-Pierre Foucault, the famous animator who is in charge of the prestigious competition of Miss France for more than 20 years!

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day

Sunday 18th, June 2017 - InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa

On Sunday, June 18th, come & share a magnificent day in family on the occasion of the Father's Day.

Restaurant Te Tiare

From 7.00 to 11.00 am, Tahitian brunch livened up by a musical trio and a show of the group Manahau.
7 000 cfp/adult - 3 500 cfp/child under 12
From 12:30 am to 3 pm, Buffet with Tahitian Food Specialities and show of the group Toa Huhina.
A cocktail will be offered to all the fathers
8 300 cfp/adult - 4 150 cfp/child under 12

Restaurant The Lotus

From 12.00 to 2:30 pm, have lunch à la carte and gastronomic suggestions.
A glass of champagne Billecart-Salmon will be offered to all the fathers.

geo magazine

Polynesia on close-up to the cover of Geo Magazine

2017 - Tahiti et her islands

The famous Geo Magazine is a French magazine specialized about the explore of the world and travel. For January 2017, the destination of French Polynesia is promoted. Thanks to Geo Magazine, you could explore the mythic waves of Teahupo’o, the cultural art of Polynesians people and the experiences to do in land and sea.

Source : Polynésie

Flyer of the fourteenth edition fo the FIFO

14th edition of the FIFO

fevruary 4-12 -

  For this 14th edition of the international festival of the oceanian documentary movie said FIFO, who will take place from February 04th till February 12th at the house of culture, open to the general public puts again the oceanian short films in the honor. This year 142 movies were registered for the festival, among whom 128 movies corresponding to selection criteria were viewed and estimated by the selection committee is composed of 9 Grand Juries.
This year another multiplicity of oceanian countries participates in the festival among which one 28 come from New Zeland, the record of participation of this vineyard! 27 movies are from Australia, 22 of the French Polynesia, 19 of France, 14 of New Caledonia.. The FIFO is a place where get involved the politics, the history, the economy and the looks on the identity.
The FIFO expresses as every year in images and in sound, the ideas, the revolts, the feelings, the evolutions of the oceanian societies. His movies relieve, of course, the world concerns of time. The FIFO proves again the deep originality of the oceanian world and, inside this space, the links which unite the parts nevertheless profoundly diverse. It is also a way to promote Oceania, to gather all the professionals of the broadcasting of regions and to facilitate the development of projects in common and information exchanges on news headlines.

Hawaiki nui va'a 2016

Hawaiki Nui 2016

From 2nd - 4th of Nov 2016 - Bora Bora, Huahine, Raiatea

The Hawaiki Nui attracts each year more than a hundred of canoe racers coming from all French Polynesia but also from Hawaii or Europe. They compete for 3 days from the islands of Huahine, Raiatea, Taha’a and Bora Bora. The distance varies from 25km to 60km; the competition reveals the physical and moral strength of the canoe racers. Despite of the challenges of this practice, the canoe race always goes on in a warm atmosphere which makes this event unique, for those who want to taste this Polynesian warmth.

The arrival of the canoe racers to each island is a moment to celebrate and meet the warm people of the island. The nights are animated by traditional music and dances in an international atmosphere which is a poignant moment of cultural life and Polynesian sport.

Today, the Hawaiki Nui is definitely the most important canoe race and the most well-known internationally; this is an event to be attended when having a chance to stay in the islands during that time of the year.

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Exhibition and sale of handicrafts of the Austral Islands

15th Exhibition of Austral Islands

From October 24 to November 6, 2016 - Papeete

Exhibition and sale of handicrafts of the Austral Islands in the lobby of the Assembly of French Polynesia, Papeete, Tahiti.

Tahiti - Papeete - Crafts

Polynesian agriculture

Polynesian Agriculture Fair

Thursday, September 29 to Sunday, October 9, 2016 - Faa’a

In promoting the framework of local products and agricultural professions, the 31st edition of the "Agricultural Fair" will take place from Thursday September 29 to Sunday, October 9, 2016, on the site of Vaitupa Faa'a. Open daily from 9am to 18pm the fair will focus on "Man in his environment" translated in Tahitian "You Arutaimareva e tatou".
The fair is the opportunity to meet the farmers, ranchers, growers and other players in the primary sector at the heart of the Polynesian landscape. Many activities will complement a well-stocked fair, with the intervention of the CJA, tastings, presentations of multiple channels and many others. Indeed agricultural enthusiasts will be served.
The fair is a major event, friendly and truly connected to the Polynesian agriculture.

Tetiaroa Royal Race

Tetiaroa Royal Race

16 and 17 September, 2016 - Arue - Tetiaroa

The V6 racing on the high seas " Tetiaroa Royal Race " is accurate . Note that there are nearly 30 years a race between Tahiti and Tetiaroa had been organized by the Tahitian Va'a Federation but this is the first time it will be done on a Arue Arue - Tetiaroa - course.

The " Tetiaroa Royal Race" is registered in the Federal va'a calendar and will be held on 16 and 17 September. It will bring together the 13 best teams in the fenua and 2 foreign . A unique sporting event and not to be missed .

World's Best Sommelier

Gourmet Evening with Philippe Faure-Brac

Thursday, August 25 - Intercontinental Tahiti Resort

Thursday, August 25 , Philippe Faure- Brac, World's Best Sommelier 1992 will honor us with his presence for a gastronomic evening under the sign of prestige.

Discover our exceptional menu, and enjoy the opportunity for the selection of wines chosen by Mr Faure- Brac at this unique evening .

Limited seats.
Price: 19 900 cfp / Person.


tahitian breakfast

Tahitian Brunch

Sundays from 7 am to 10 am - Intercontinental Tahiti Resort

Every Sunday From 7.00 to 10.00 AM, Enjoy your tahitian breakfast and our craft market.
Every Sunday morning , local atmosphere at Te Tiare restaurant welcomes you in music, among artisans and wreaths with the best buffet : bread coconut firi firi , raw fish, pua'a roast , fried fish, cold meats ...

Flyer contest of ori tahiti - Hura Tapairu International

The first edition of Hura Tapairu International

November 23rd, 2016 to December 3rd, 2016 - Maison de la Culture

The first edition of Hura Tapairu International will be held in Tahiti from November 23rd, 2016 to December 3rd, 2016 (dates changed from nov 2015) at the Cultural Center in Pape’ete. This event is expecting to host at least 10 groups from other countries. For more information and to download the subscription form, please go to

Aloha week in Tahiti

11/15 July 2016 - Le Méridien Tahiti


11/15 July

July 11th and 12th
From 4PM to 5PM
In the Resort’s gardens
With the «Kumu»
Iwalani Tseu & Kaleo Tom
Price : 2 000 XPF

Wednesda, July 13th
From 7PM
At our restaurant La Plantation
Hawaian Buffet
Concert of Melveen Leed
Adult : 7 500 XPF
Child : 3 750 XPF

Thrusday, July 14th
From 5PM at the Pool Bar
Live performance

Friday, July 15th
From 5PM at L’Astrolabe

Miss Tahiti Election

Miss Tahiti 2016

Friday, June 24th, 2016 - Papeete City

She is 22, it measures 1.75m , her name is Vaea Ferrand and was elected Miss Tahiti 2016 Papeete on Friday night (june 24th) in front of her princesses Vaiata Buisson and Vanilla Guyot Sionnest . The pretty young woman , a third year student of chemistry, succeeds Vaimiti Teiefitu who had also finished third runner in the election of Miss France 2015 .


Heiva du Feu - Fire Dance

Jun 4, 2016 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM - Le Méridien Tahiti

The first Saturday of each month, live the HEIVA DU FEU evening followed by a musical animation – For the evening's program, discover the Tama Ahi group and the Hura Tahiti Nui troupe from 8:00 to 9:00 PM. Admire the know-how of the fire-knife dancers who will make you thrill by such dexterity.

Pursue the night until 23:00 with the group La Belle Epoque.

Information & Bookings on 40 47 07 34

pareu day

Pareu Day

May 27, 2016 - Everywhere

"Pareu Day"

The "Pareu Day" has been celebrated everywhere in the world since it was launched in 2013 by a small group of Polynesian enthusiasts with the support of social networks.

It takes place in the capital city of Papeete in Tahiti based on a special theme and open to residents and visitors alike, all of whom are dressed in typical local clothing and enjoy various shows and activities.

Friday, May 27 2016, Tahiti Tourisme will celebrate Pareu Day. To this day , everyone is encouraged to dress in Pareu .

In the office, on vacation, at the district or in the islands, post on your Facebook page a picture of you in Pareu , accompanied by # pareu2016 #borabora . They will be published on Tahit tourisme website
(Link:éedupareu ) .

Animations and stands will be offered around this traditional accessory in the gardens of the Parc Paofai between 8 am and 15 pm 30 . The program , clowns, a comedy show , painting on Pareu , presentations on history and demonstration tying Pareu .

At noon , an aerial photo immortalize those came in Pareu .

The festival will continue on the Place Vaiete with a group of percussion , dancing and a parade Pareu .

For more information, please contact GIE Tahiti Tourisme at  011 (689) 40 50 40 30 or email:

Mother's Day

The 3rd edition of " Mother's Day in Papeete

May 20 from 9 AM to 8PM & May 21 from 9 AM to 4 PM - Papeete

To find the best gift ideas for Mother's Day , PCV gives you appointment Friday, May 20 from 9 AM to 8PM and Saturday, May 21 from 9 AM to 4 PM for the 3rd edition of " Mother's Day in Papeete ." Programme: exhibition and sale , concerts, shows , workshops , fashion shows , special ... Special Night Friday, May 20 till 8 PM .
An event organized by the association Papeete City Centre in partnership with the City of Papeete, CCISM , FGC , The Vaima Centre , the association Mapuru Paraita Beauty Success and Véronique Coiffure.

brunch & craft

Discover Tahitian Brunch & craft market

Every Sunday morning - InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa

Every Sunday morning from 7am to 10am , it's party time at the " Beachcomber " with Tahitian real breakfast and craft market .

Local restaurant atmosphere Te Tiare music , among artisans and wreaths with the best buffet : bread coconut firi firi , raw fish, pua'a roast , fried fish, cold meats ...

 > BOOK NOW EMAIL or call  +689 689 40 83 51 50.
reservation.tahitiregion@ihg.comOR +689

hoho'a exposition

Photographic Hoho'a Exposition

From April 12 to 24, 2016 - Museum of Tahiti and her islands- Punaaiua

Notice to photography enthusiasts , the exhibition " Hoho'a " will bring together the best shots at the Museum of Tahiti and her islands. The sixth edition of this annual event will take place from April 12 to 24 , in the temporary exhibition room .

Information :
From April 12 to 24, 2016
Every day from 9 to 5 pm, except Monday
Opening Friday, April 15 at 5:30 pm
Museum of Tahiti and her islands
Temporary exhibition room
Access to the exhibition " Hoho'a " 500F ; 400F ( group)
Combined ticket expo " Hoho'a " + permanent exhibition : 800 F ; 700 F ( group)
Contact : +689 40 54 84 35 /

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