Brel had intended to build a home on a ridge near the airport, in a spectacular overlook of Tahauku and Taaroa bays. Construction had not begun when illness cut his life short in 1978 at age 49, but the site is marked by this black rock bearing his portrait and a line from his song "Marquesas." It's not easy to find, so see it on a tour or ask directions from one of the locals.
- © Frommer's 2013
Ask a local about Stele Jacques Brel (Jacques Brel Memorial)
Ask Hiva Oa Locals about Stele Jacques Brel (Jacques Brel Memorial)
- 5km/3 miles northeast of town on airport road
- Daily 24 hrs
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