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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

14th edition of the FIFO

february 4-12th -

  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

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 - Tetiaroa - Arue 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 ...

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 de la Culture

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 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 /

Polynesia Tatau Tattoo Convention 2016

From March 30 to April 3, 2016 . - Tahiti & Her islands Museam

POLYNESIA TATAU Tattoo Convention 2016 is the OFFICIAL tattoo festival in Polynesia.
Organized by the Association of Artists Tattooists Polynesia. Its an annual cultural event set up by tattoo artists for tattoo artists and the public. From March 30 to April 3, 2016 .

polynesian tatooForeign tattoo artists will be present:

Fran Muñoz ( CHILI )

Aito Dropinshop ( SUISSE )

Taku Oshima ( JAPON )

Horiai ( JAPON )

Sousyu Hayashi ( JAPON )

Teaka Tattoo ( TAHITI / MARQUISE )


Max Tradition Moderne ( MARTINIQUE)

Dan Bertram ( CANADA )

Steeve Peace ( CANADA )

Dutchman ( CANADA )


Plus d’infos :

More info >

2,980 Polynesians beat the world record of Ori Tahiti

January 30,2016 - Atimaono's Golf

2,980 Polynesians beat the world record for the largest gathering of Ori Tahiti ( Tahitian dance ) Saturday south of the island of Tahiti , French Polynesia .

The previous record was held by Mexico, with 1539 dancers gathered on a soccer field in September 2015 .

"They were well 3,000 to dance , but they were twenty without their red sarong or crown, then one account in 2980 , and we will send the pictures and videos TNTV ( local channel , Ed) as evidence to Guinness they validate , "said Jean- Pierre Elie , bailiff in Papeete.


4:00 repetitions
Golf Atimaono hosted dancers from noon , and the first to arrive were able to repeat the choreography of 7 minutes for more than four hours , in defiance of showers. Rehearsals were proposed for several weeks around the island of Tahiti and in other Polynesian islands such as Moorea, Raiatea and Bora Bora. Visitors could even lead to the tutorials available on the web.

FONK PHOTO (pictures)

intercontinental tahiti

"Manava e Maeva" Evening

Every Monday - Tiki Bar

The candidates of Miss France 2016 in Tahiti

Sunday 22nd of November - Airport of Tahiti

The 31 candidates for Miss France 2016 have arrived this Sunday in Tahiti Faa'a Airport. In order to welcome them, a traditional show has been organized by the dance troupe Tamariki Poerani. The regional miss will stay 10 days in French Polynesia to make the clips that will be broadcast on the evening of the Miss France. It is the first time that Tahiti hosts the candidates of Miss France. The presence of the most beautiful women of France is a good promotion for our country.

Tribute to victims of Paris

Sunday 15th of November - High Commissioner of Papeete

Last Sunday around 1,000 people gathered in front of the High Commissioner of Papeete in order to pay tribute to the victims of the Friday, November 13, 2015 in Paris. A giant wreath was made for the gathering. The High Commissioner, Lionel Beffre was present to show his support. A minute of silence was made then French anthem started followed by the Polynesian anthem. Then people have wrapped the monument to the dead with the wreath while artists took the microphone to sing songs like imagine of John Lennon and Faafaite of Pepena.

Credit : Manon Kemounbaye / Tahiti Nui Télévision

Hawaiki Nui Va'a

4th to 6th of November - Huahine, Raiatea, Taha'a and Bora Bora

The first step of the prestigious Polynesian pirogue race will start this Wednesday the 4th of November  2015 at 7:30 am. The teams will compete on three days of racing between the ocean and lagoons of the islands of Huahine, Raiatea, Taha'a and Bora Bora. The Hawaiki Nui Va'a is a very important event in French Polynesia. If you have the chance to be on these islands during this period (4th to 6th November) , go to see the arrival of pirogues, there will be a great atmosphere.
If you need more information, you can visit the website of the Hawaiki Nui Va'a:

© Tim McKenna

The Shell restaurant

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday night - Intercontinental Moorea

Come to discover the Shell restaurant at the Intercontinental Hotel Moorea. The chef and his team will offer to you a creative and flavorful culinary experience. At the restaurant The Shell you will find subtle flavors of the best produces drawn from the land and the ocean.  Enjoy the low-key ambiance of the restaurant and discover a new and revisited culinary harmony; a brand new sensory experience on the Sister Island.

The restaurant is open on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday nights, from 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Information and reservation: +689 40 55 19 03 or by email:

Gastronomic evening with Philippe FAURE-BRAC

24th October 2015 - Intercontinental hotel Tahiti

This Saturday, October 24, the Intercontinental Hotel welcomes you for a gastronomic evening with the world's best sommelier, Philippe FAURE-BRAC. Go and discover the food and wine specially selected for this event. So if you are wine lovers, this event is for you and you better not to miss it.

The degustation menu with foods and wines cost: 19 900 CFP
To book or to get more information, please call the 40 86 51 22

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