Bougainville Park (Parc Bougainville)
Bougainville Park is a popular spot to take a walk through the tropical gardens and admire the ships along the nearby waterfront. For families, a playground with swings and provides active fun. When you get hungry, a snack bar selling small bites is located in the back end of the park. Segway tours around the capital of French Polynesia often stop at the part, as well as other notable attractions, like the municipal market and the cathedral of Papeete.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Bougainville Park is a popular spot for families and outdoors enthusiasts.
- Picnicking is permitted in the park.
- Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.
How to Get There
The park stretches along the Papeete waterfront from Boulevard Pomare to Rue du General de Gaulle. It’s within easy walking distance of just about everything in town.
When to Get There
Weather for enjoying this outdoor park tends to be best between May and October. Plan to visit in the morning or early evening to avoid the mid-afternoon heat.
Cannons of Bougainville Park Notice two cannons sit around the statue of Bougainville, one that was on the SMS Seeadler, a WWI German merchant raider, and the other from the French Navy's Zelee.
- Marché de Pape'ete (Pape'ete Market)
- Robert Wan Pearl Museum (Musee de la Perle Robert Wan)
- Vai'ete Square (Place Vai'ete)
- To'ata Square (Tahua To'ata)
- Vaima Shopping Centre
- Territorial Assembly (Place Tarahoi)
- Papeete Town Hall (Mairie de Papeete)
- Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale de Notre Dame)
- Arahoho Blowhole (Trou de Souffleur de Arahoho)