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Passion with shells

Recommended by our car rental company, we dropped by with not much expectation. However, the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
354tl
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Wiesbaden, Germany
via mobile
Interesting and friendly

We visited this shell museum and it was great! I love shells and we learned a lot new things there... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2018
travel w
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Gera, Germany
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Route de l Aeroport Fare, 98731, French Polynesia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by our car rental company, we dropped by with not much expectation. However, the collector and owner, Frank, welcomed us with big smile and his meticulously organised shell collection. The exhibition room is small but frank is like a book and can answer you...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

We visited this shell museum and it was great! I love shells and we learned a lot new things there. You also can buy some nice and cheap pearls and jewellery made of shells and pears. The museum is free but you should give a...More

1  Thank travel w
Reviewed 13 May 2018

This was a great and unexpected surprise! We got at Frank's shop quite late (almost at sunset) just to take a look at the shells collection, and we spent there well over 1h! We were so intrigued by the explanations that Frank had for these...More

1  Thank Filippo O
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Loved looking around here. We were the only ones in at the time and talked with the owner some time. He was super friendly and had us smiling like old aquantances. Never pressured us to buy anything but was happy to explain how everything was...More

1  Thank chefsammart
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Other reviewers have cover this place well so I will just add that I am not a jewelry person but I found the shell collection and the presentation about the shells and their original inhabitants fascinating. My wife liked the jewelry and found some she...More

1  Thank wantabephotog
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Today we visited Motu Tresor shell museum which also sells Tahitian "black" pearls, carved oyster shells, etc. The collector and jeweller Franck is extremely knowledgeable on the subject of the Polynesian shells which are on display and which he has collected over many years. He...More

1  Thank Helen R
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Make sure you check out this hidden gem. You will l see hundreds of different shells , many are rare and all are beautiful and learn how to identify and handle poisonous ones . There are also beautiful black pearls on display and for sale...More

1  Thank Alison K
Reviewed 24 April 2016

What a gem! Although the Pearl Farm is in a more beautiful location, Motu Tresor is a superior pearl place to me. The owner of Motu Tresor provides an in depth explanation of how the pearl is formed. Real pearls are mounted to show the...More

1  Thank travellerMinnesota
Reviewed 15 April 2016

A shell museum could be so fascinating!? Frank, the owner knows all about shells and what lives in those shells, their habits etc,. Most shells are not for sale but you are able to purchase some packaged shells and lots of beautiful pearl jewelry.

Thank Jeannette W
Reviewed 10 March 2016

A place not to be missed in Huahine. We were warmly welcome by Franck who will love to share his knowledge and passion for shells. His collection is incredibly extensive and very well displayed. If interested in shell collecting you will learn a lot including...More

1  Thank PenDuickIV
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