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Flight Noumea

Noumea, an object of desire

New Caledonia’s capital is a vibrant and lively city. Overlooking the lagoon and butting up against a hill side, it offers a plethora of activities, man-made enticements, shopping venues and cultural outings. Nouméa is resolutely strong-tempered, and it masterfully beats the pulse of cosmopolitanism.

The essential

Small yet powerful, New Caledonia’s capital concentrates an exciting array of things to do, foods to taste, places to go and sites to visit. Several museums, scattered across the city, will undoubtedly stimulate your curiosity and help you better understand the historical past of New Caledonia. Town Museum, the Maritime Museum, the Museum of World War II or the Museum of New Caledonia: just take your pick or visit them all! For a more nature-oriented outing, see the Zoological and Forest Park located further north. Elegantly perched on a hill, the Park hosts an amazing diversity of endemic species. As you walk through gorgeous scenery, you will discover splendid fauna and flora. Kids and adults alike will assuredly have a great time. Cradled between Nouméa’s famous bays, the Aquarium des Lagons is a must-see. Discover the country’s underwater treasures to the sound of visitors oohing and ahhing over a scorpion fish or fluorescent corals. If you want to be part of the Caledonian paradisiac dream, don’t wait any longer to book your flight to Noumea.

 

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Inescapables

Inescapables

Noumea : the set of your dream
Landscapes to take your breath away
Book a flight to Nouméa and enjoy a trip that embraces both sea and land. The island’s natural biodiversity has been exceptionally well preserved by the people of Nouméa. Echoing the capital’s coat of arms, the Great South is a vibrant mix of red gold earth and brilliant blue ocean. Set off to explore these landscapes with a hike in the lush Blue River Park or over the powdery, copper-hued earth at Yaté. Head out to sea and in just a few minutes you can reach the neighbouring islands near Nouméa. From the summit of the Amédée Lighthouse, marvel at the azure extent of the largest lagoon in the world, a Unesco site; alternatively, enjoy some relaxation time on the beaches of the Ile aux Canards.
A capital that cultivates the pleasures in life
Back on Nouméa, head to breezy Anse-Vata, one of the top spots to ride the waves. Or enjoy a dinner on the Baie des Citrons, savouring the cosmopolitan food which marries tropical flavours and fine French cuisine. Ready to book a ticket for a flight to New Caledonia? When you’re paddling in the turquoise waters of these beautiful bays, you’ll know you’re in paradise!
A melting pot combining ancestral culture and modern living
Book a special offer direct flight to Nouméa to enjoy a holiday in the sunshine and set off to discover the treasures of New Caledonia.
In the heart of the Pacific Ocean, Nouméa, formerly known as Port-de-France, is a land shaped by different cultures. The city’s history is revealed through its cultural heritage. The district of Faubourg Blanchot, the old French quarter, bears witness to this. Hop onto one of the tourist trains which tour the area and travel back in time, discovering the elegant colonial buildings dating from the 1930s. Along the way, stop off at the Château Hagen, designed by Jean Taragnat, one of the first French settlers. This historic monument also houses a cultural space where exhibitions and events highlight Nouméa’s multicultural identity. By booking a plane ticket to Nouméa, you’ll be setting off on a journey to a land of traditions. In the north of the city, between Tina Bay and Magenta Bay, lies the Tjibaou Cultural Centre. This steel giant, whose architecture was inspired by traditional village huts, highlights Kanak culture, as well as Caledonian rites and customs.
Event

Event

Discover the main events in Nouméa
Festivals & Carnivals
Feast
30/05/2019
to 01/12/2019
Loyalty Islands festivals
Festivals & Carnivals
Feast
30/05/2019
to 01/12/2019
Loyalty Islands festivals
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Almost all year round the <B>Loyalty Islands</B> welcome visitors, revealing treasures and whispering secrets. Punctuating the year are several festivals celebrating crafts, food and local culture. In total there are nine festivals and fairs running from May to December on the islands of <B>Maré, <B>Ouvéa</B> and <B>Lifou</B>. Discover festivals of avocado and vanilla, <B>Kanak</B> songs and dances and plenty more besides. You'll have a delightful glimpse of the costumes and traditions of the island if you are able to experience any of these festivals.<br/>
Adress
route R.T.2
98820
Festivals
Feast
01/12/2019
to 01/12/2019
Festival of the Sea in Borendy
Thio
Festivals
Feast
01/12/2019
to 01/12/2019
Festival of the Sea in Borendy
Thio
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It's a celebration of the sea, and it takes place on land! All day long, in Thion, visitors can watch demonstrations of how to smoke fish (followed by tastings, of course), coconut braiding and shelling competitions and traditional dances. Sporty types who have not indulged too heavily at lunch time can enter the running race, join a football game or try their hand at a fishing competition... who knows, perhaps you'll catch yourself a fine dinner!
Adress
Centre-ville
98829
Thio
Festivals
Feast
15/12/2019
to 30/12/2019
Fairytale Nouméa
Nouméa
Festivals
Feast
15/12/2019
to 30/12/2019
Fairytale Nouméa
Nouméa
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Towards the end of the year, Nouméa is lit up with thousands of twinkling lights. It's a beautiful sight each evening for more than forty days. During this time the whole city is covered with musical garlands and draped with strings of coloured lights. Several hundred decorations complete the installation, ensuring the festive season is truly magical here. During the month of December, the bandstand will serve as a stage for many performances given by local arts companies.
Adress
Centre-ville
98800
Nouméa
Exhibitions and Tours
Sea & Ocean
01/01/2019
to 31/12/2019
A visit to the Maritime Museum of New Caledonia
Nouméa
Exhibitions and Tours
Sea & Ocean
01/01/2019
to 31/12/2019
A visit to the Maritime Museum of New Caledonia
Nouméa
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The Maritime Museum of New Caledonia, near Noumea, first opened in 1999 and was completely renovated in 2013. It's a space that's entirely dedicated to man and the sea. The beautiful scenography allows you to discover ancient artefacts, models, diving suits and other objects saved from the wrecks that have suck to the bottom of the lagoon... The permanent exhibition allows you to discover the exchanges between the lagoon and the rest of the world, as well as the famous expedition of Jean-François de La Pérouse, a French sailor and explorer who disappeared in 1788 off the Santa Cruz Islands...<br/>
From Tuesday 1 January to Tuesday 31 December 2019 :
- From Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00

Admission prices :
- Children up to 5 years : Free
Adress
11 avenue James Cook
98800
Nouméa
Sporting Events
Water Sports
21/06/2020
to 27/06/2020
Groupama Race
Nouméa
Sporting Events
Water Sports
21/06/2020
to 27/06/2020
Groupama Race
Nouméa
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The Groupama Race Is without a doubt the most ambitious and important sporting event on New Caledonian waters, which are of course used to seeing their share of races. The best sailors around (from New Caledonia but also from New Zealand, Australia, La Reunion and further afield) will complete a whole loop around New Caledonia, taking them between three and six days. Skill, determination and nerves of steel are necessary to go the distance in this race. The event attracts numerous spectators each year who follow the race from the island, cheering on the competitors as they battle it out on the water.
Who will take over the title from Miss Scarlet, who won in 2018 in three days and 52 minutes?
From Sunday 21 to Saturday 27 June 2020 :
- Every day, from 09:30 to 23:00

Admission prices :
- Free
Adress
Centre-ville
98800
Nouméa
To do

To do

How to make the most of your stay
Family-oriented Convivial Educational
Aquarium des Lagons
Nouméa
Family-oriented Convivial Educational
Aquarium des Lagons
Nouméa
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The crystal clear waters of New Caledonia do in fact hide many secrets and natural treasures. Discover these with a visit to the Aquarium des Lagons which houses an exceptional variety of marine mammals, coral, fish and crustaceans, of all types and in all colours.
The Aquarium originally opened in 1956 and underwent a complete renovation in 2007. It's a great family visit, and is extremely informative. As well as being amazed by the unique beauty of marine life here, visitors will also learn about the fragility of the ecosystem and the need to protect and preserve it. There are numerous events and activities organised as well as standard visits and tours.
All year long :
    From Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00

Admission prices :
    Full price : 1500 CFP franc
    Children from 5 to 16 years : 750 CFP franc
    Doors open at 60 years : 1125 CFP franc
    Students : 1125 CFP franc
    Children up to 4 years : Free
Adress
61 Promenade Roger Laroque
98800
Nouméa
Phone
00687 26 27 31
Place of character Well-being Exotic
Upi Bay
Nouméa
Place of character Well-being Exotic
Upi Bay
Nouméa
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As if placed at the surface of the water, the rocks in Upi Bay are a rather unusual sight. They seem to float in the translucent water despite their imposing mass.
It may not be the best known bay on the Ile des Pins, however Upi Bay is certainly one of the most spectacular.
Climb into a pirogue and slalom between the rocks: you will be soon be joined by tortoises or dolphins swimming close by. An experience that's not to be missed for nature lovers.
All year long :
    Every day, 24/7

Admission prices :
    Free
Adress
Ile des Pins
98800
Nouméa
Hot spot Educational
Tjibaou Cultural Centre
Nouméa
Hot spot Educational
Tjibaou Cultural Centre
Nouméa
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The New Caledonian capital is proud of its Kanak roots, and wanted to open a museum in honour of Kanak culture. And thus, the Tjibaou Cultural Centre was built. It officially opened in 1998, and welcomes close to 100,000 visitors per year.
The building was designed by Renzo Piano, and its architecture refers to traditional Kanak huts and shows off the beauty of iroko wood.
Inside, almost 7,000m² of exhibition space highlight the region's archaeological and artistic heritage. The centre is not to be missed for its unique insight into kanak art and history.
All year long :
    From Tuesday to Sunday from 09:00 to 17:00

Admission prices :
    Full price : 1000 CFP franc
    Up to 17 years : 500 CFP franc
    Doors open at 65 years : 500 CFP franc
    Students : 500 CFP franc
    Children up to 11 years : Free
Adress
Rue des accords de Matignon, Tina
98800
Nouméa
Phone
00687 41 45 45
Place of character Tourist destination Exotic
Amédée Lighthouse
Nouméa
Place of character Tourist destination Exotic
Amédée Lighthouse
Nouméa
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The guardian of the capital, the Amédée Lighthouse keeps watch from its vantage point on Amédée Island. It stands 56m tall, and was designed and built in Paris, before being sent to New Caledonia to prevent the then frequent shipwrecks at the entrance to the lagoons.
The lighthouse is open to visitors and tourists who can climb the 247 steps of its cast iron staircase to the top. The magnificent view over the azure waters is worth the effort.
An excursion that enables you to appreciate the beauty of the New Caledonian landscape.
All year long :
    Every day, from 10:00 to 18:00

Admission prices :
    Full price : 15700 CFP franc
    Doors open at 60 years : 13700 CFP franc
    Reduced price from 13 to 25 years : 12000 CFP franc
    Reduced price from 5 to 12 years : 8650 CFP franc
    Children from 1 to 4 years : 3650 CFP franc
Adress
Ilot Amédée
98800
Nouméa
Phone
00687 26 31 31
To leave and eat

To leave and eat

Our selection in Noumea
Great bargain Gourmet spot
Au P'tit Café
Nouméa
Great bargain Gourmet spot
Au P'tit Café
Nouméa
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Au P’tit Café has a new concept: it respects not only the environment, using fresh, local, seasonal produce, but it also respects the lives of those who work there. Each dish is the work of a team and it reflects the individuals who helped create it. The opening hours are specially conceived to allow the staff to enjoy some down time. The menu changes each week, and is the result of a collaborative effort.
It's a positive and sustainable concept, respecting both people and nature. Prices are extremely affordable. A new culinary adventure with a sprinkling of mutual good feeling.
email
contact@auptitcafe.nc
Phone
00687 28 21 89
Adress
8 avenue Carcopino
98800
Nouméa
All year long :
    From Tuesday to Friday from 11:30 to 13:30
    From Tuesday to Friday from 19:00 to 21:30
Convivial Tourist destination
Le Bintz
Nouméa
Convivial Tourist destination
Le Bintz
Nouméa
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Enjoy French classics, beautifully prepared in the perfect New Caledonian setting. Le Bintz offers a stylish and tasteful menu with French and local dishes, cooked to perfection. You'll find plenty of fresh seafood on the menu, served in delicious and inventive ways at this chic restaurant. A feast for the eyes as well as for the taste buds. Le Bintz also boasts a view of the harbour: you can watch the comings and goings of boats large and small from the terrace.
email
lebintz@lagoon.nc
Phone
00687 24 02 00
Adress
5 Rue Adolphe Barrau
98800
Nouméa
All year long :
    From Tuesday to Saturday from 11:30 to 13:30
    From Tuesday to Friday from 19:00 to 21:30
    Saturday from 19:00 to 22:00
Great bargain Gourmet spot
Marmite et Tire-Bouchon
Nouméa
Great bargain Gourmet spot
Marmite et Tire-Bouchon
Nouméa
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Prepare to be surprised at Marmite et Tire-Bouchon: the food is beautifully presented, with a subtle use of warm colours and touches of green. Even reading the menu you will be transported to culinary heaven.
However, tasting is believing. Everything is home made here and dishes are crafted with passion.
The wines are selected with great care and you will find all the top winemaking areas of the world well represented (French wines from Burgundy, Côtes du Rhône but also wines from Australia and South Africa). The setting is stylish, with stone floors, wooden beams and an airy feel.
Phone
00687 25 17 05
Adress
5 rue Jules Garnier. Baie de l’Orphelinat
98800
Nouméa
All year long :
    Every day, from 11:30 to 13:30
    Every day, from 19:00 to 22:00
Gourmet spot
L'Endroit Nouméa
Nouméa
Gourmet spot
L'Endroit Nouméa
Nouméa
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L’Endroit, ("the place") is an odd name! However, it certainly is the place to enjoy the stunning Noumea sunsets. This stylish bar has a huge outdoor terrace where you can relax and enjoy a cocktail, accompanied by the blushing colours of the setting sun.
There are comfy low seats scattered about and at high tide you can even dip your feet in the water. Once the sun has set, it's time to hit the dance floor and dance the night away among a chic crowd - it's the place to be!
email
resalendroit@gmail.com
Phone
00687 26 28 11
Adress
22 rue Jules Garnier
98800
Nouméa
All year long :
    On Sunday and the Monday from 15:00 to 21:00
    From Tuesday to Thursday from 15:00 to 00:05
    On Friday and the Saturday from 15:00 to 01:00