Mangareva attractions

Cathedral in Mangareva

Cathédrale Saint-Michel

Fully restored in 2011, the imposing Cathedral of St Michael was built between 1839 and 1848 and was Laval’s most ambitious project. It makes a colourful scene on Sunday morning, when it is bursting at the seams wit…
Ruins in Mangareva

Couvent Rouru

The eerily beautiful remains of Rouru Convent, which once housed 60 nuns, stands south of the cemetery and is quickly becoming engulfed by weeds. It’s said that Laval hid the entire female population of the island i…