Trip to French Polynesia
It is made up of several groups of Polynesian islands, the most famous island being Tahiti in the Society Islands group. Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora – high and mythical islands with deep valleys exhaling the intoxicating perfume of the Tiare (Tahitian flower), short lived jewel that one wears over the ear on verdant pathways. Rangiroa, Manihi, Fakarava, Tikehau – atolls at the end of the world, these “pearl islands” enclose in their jewellery box lagoons undreamt of universes: magic illuminates the blue depths where time deposits the pearls of Tahiti. From the north to the south from the fertile plains of the Australes to the sharp cliffs of the Marquesas, these fragrant paradises combine all the different images lavished by generous Mother Nature. Secret or rebellious, savage but never hostile, their beaches, shaded by coconut trees, tell of the centuries of erosion which made them gold or basalt, atoll or mountain.