Sanctuary

Apr 28, 2012

To The Reception Area

Bohol is full of surprises and today was one of those treasured moments.  The place we went to was located in a very remote area in Panglao and though I have read about this place in the papers, I never get the chance to visit until today.  The place exceeded my expectations and I was quite surprised why this place was never featured frequently on tourist destinations here in Bohol.  If you are ever coming to Bohol, please do drop by to this truly magical and wonderful place.  From here on, let the photographs speak for themselves.




Philippe Tarsier

Philippe Tarsier, a sanctuary for the soul, is an essence of calm and beauty in a natural environment, a concept created by Nicolas and Patricia Moussempes on the paradise island of Panglao, Bohol in the Visayas region.

Welcome

Three Ladies

Boutique Rats

Apparel

Boutique Items

Mapping

Tarsier Botanika

A newly created tropical botanical garden that covers 5 hectares on Panglao Island, Bohol.  Showcasing over 3,000 species and varieties of tropical plants, as well as our extensive selection of stone and bronze statues, sculptures, hand-carved stone jars and other decorative items.  The park also includes an animal refuge of birds, mammals and reptiles. Nicolas and Patricia Moussempes' aim is to promote the preservation and appreciation of exotic flora and fauna and to provide education on the importance of our wildlife and environment.

The Hike

Hallway

Cacti

Domed Trellis

Into The Garden

Hut Guardian

The Hut

Playing The Kulintang

Traditional Kitchen

The Kiosk

Treats

Miniature Bahay Kubo

@lassyamor & @lilmegreenyou

Carved Pots From Bali, Indonesia

Poker Faces

Reclining Buddah

Looking for the Reclining Buddah

Tarsier Exotica

In the air conditioned cafĂ©, you will find a surprising choice of freshly made traditional French pastries such as eclairs, gateaux au chocolat, tartes au citron (lemon tarts), croissants and French baguettes. The menu also includes favorites such as banana split, made to order pizzas, pastas and sandwiches as well as our signature "Bohol ube roll". The talented "Boholano patissiers" have been trained in the art of French pastry making and bread making.

Pizza Bolognese

Tarsier Artistika

Arranged in three purpose built galleries, Tarsier Artistika is truly a "cabinet de curiositĂ©" housing a personal collection acquired over 40 years of traveling around the world.  Nicolas Moussempes assembled his eclectic ensemble of art & objet d'art from several auction houses, European & Asian art dealers and fine galleries.  On display you will find classic European paintings including 16th century Dutch and Italian masters.  Romantics, impressionists, expressionists, modern and abstract paintings, Chinese ceramics, scrolls and porcelain, oriental carpets and African masks.

Appreciating the Arts

Chinese Painting

Chinese Calligraphy

European Paintings



2 comments

Nice pictures! Those cookies look good! :D

by Peanut Dela Cruz on March 15, 2012 at 9:48 PM. #

Thanks Pea!  200+ more to go, I'm doomed.  Yes they were!  Spoiled our lunch.

by Earl on March 15, 2012 at 10:30 PM. #

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