Marquesas, known to Marquesans as Fenua Enata or Fenua Enana, are a
remote group of 12 volcanic islands located just below the equator, in
French Polynesia. The most isolated archipelago in the world,
only a few are accessible by domestic flights from Tahiti. A
favorite haunt of a number of famous artists over the last two
centuries, this is a place entirely unique in culture, geography and
spirit. Towering peaks and steep, rocky cliffs plunge
into a tossing, turquoise sea punctuated by white caps that gleam in
the sun. The tropical air breathes relaxation, even as its
currents carry giant frigate birds and bright white doves lazily across
the sky above.
Is your curiosity piqued? Below
are some of my favorite links for information on the Marquesas Islands.
Marquesas Islands Website
maintained but nonetheless informative--and best of all, run by
islanders--this site is a great place to go for general information on
almost every aspect of the islands, including history, culture, art and
from French Polynesia
favorite source for news on the islands, this is the official site for
Tahiti Presse. Fully illustrated, with all you need to know
the latest goings-on in Papeete and throughout French Polynesia.
A search feature provides access to previously-published
articles. Take me there!
Photography in the Marquesas
Lionel Gouverneur, started this site as a place to sell his
amazing photographs of the Marquesas and their inhabitants.
addition to samples from his various collections, it also
island news and a place to buy merchandise. Unfortunately
available in French. Take me there!