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    Amedee Lighthouse

    by stevemt Written Nov 5, 2006

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    This is an trip not to be missed.

    You are picked up from your hotel, delivered to the Mary D which takes you out to the lighthouse (about 1 hour)

    The trip includes fish feeding, snorkling, shark feeding out on the reef, a fantastic lunch with wine and a cultural show.

    You can climb to the top of the lighthouse if you wish (I didn't, but I hear the views are spectacular)

    The lighthouse was built in France, and shown in Paris. Then dismantled and shipped and re-erected on the attol.

    The Lighthouse Amdee Beach The Transport
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    Anse De Kuendu - beach resort

    by globetrott Updated Sep 11, 2014

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    This hotel is open for visitors as well and so it makes a perfect halfday or fulldaytrip, even when you spend the night in another hotel of the island.
    This resort is such a quiet place in a scenic surrounding, with elegant Bungalows that were built quite similar to the local houses in the traditional style of New Caledonia.
    There is a Restaurant built on stilts and in some parts you have a thatched Roof but no Windows, just a fence towards the sea, so you will get all the great fresh air into the dininghalls. There are waterslides etc. for the children and a wide garden-area to sit and enjoy the landscape and the tropic atmosphere !

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    Ile Aux Canards

    by salisbury3933 Written Jul 26, 2007

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    Getting the taxi boat over to Ile Aux Canards (Duck Island) was well worth it.

    Good swimming, you can hire snorkels and get amongst it. Excellent snorkelling, and a great place to get away from it and relax.

    It's a short taxi ride from Anse Vata.

    Duck Island

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    The interior of St Joseph's Cathedral

    by globetrott Updated Sep 10, 2014

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    This is the great interior of St Joseph's Cathedral: there are some excellent woodcarvings like I did not expect them to be found at the end of the world in such a remote place like Noumea. Inside the church you will find a leaflet with some Infos about the church and there they say: "Walls all around the choir are lined with Mangrove tinted wooden panelling carved in acacia and dark pine. The High Altar is dating back to 1860 and comes from the Mission stations of St. Louis and are beautifully carved in acacia. It was sculptured out of one huge piece of stone from Mount Berard. Columns and capital carved in White veined silightly yellowish stone from Mount Coffyn. Stained-glass Windows had been offered by generous benefactors from France.

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    The chandelier & more of St Joseph's Cathedral

    by globetrott Updated Sep 10, 2014

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    The chandelier / Grand Lustre of St Joseph's Cathedral was a gift from the local Nickel-factory and it was made out of the very first nickelfoil in 1891 that was won in Noumea.
    The very first church of Noumea, devoted to St. Clotilde was damaged by a Cyclone in 1880 and that is why they tried to make St. Joseph's Cathedral much stronger and also big enough for thousand People. Noumea had just 3000 inhabitants at that time.
    In my last Picture you can see something Special: a giant Shell is used as a stoup.
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    Churchservice is :
    Weekdays: 06.00am & 06.o0pm
    Saturdays: 03.00pm
    Sundays: 06.00am + 09.00am + 06.30pm

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    Place des Cocotiers

    by globetrott Written Sep 11, 2014

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    The Place des Cocotiers is the largest and most popular square in Noumea and you will find there lots of shady and interesting tropical trees some statues and fountains. Place des Cocotiers is a great place to relax a bit in the shade on a sunny day.
    One of the many sights of this sqare is the music pavillon that you will see in my main picture. That "Kiosk à Musique" Dates back to the year 1879 and it has a Lyra on top of it.

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    great architecture in the old town of Noumea

    by globetrott Updated Sep 11, 2014

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    Take a walk through the old part of the City of Noumea, because most of the Tourist-buses will be stuck there and this is why they will not drive through the old streets of town. Otherwise you will miss a lot of the typical local architecture like it is shown here in my Pictures.

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    The Bernheim Library

    by globetrott Written Sep 11, 2014

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    The Bernheim Library is named after Lucien Bernheim. He saw this pavillion in Paris, where it was built as the pavillion for New Caledonia for the Universal Exhibition of 1900.
    He had the idea and also payed for the dismantling of the pavillion and send it to Noumea, where it was reconstructed inside a large park and it finally became the town-library.

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    The old Policestation is a restaurant now

    by globetrott Written Sep 11, 2014

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    In 1893 Mr. Jean Oules rented his house to the Police Authorities: The ground floor was used for the offices, the upper floor for the dwelling of the commissaire. And there was also the prison at the rear of the courtyard. At that time Noumea did not have more than just 3000 inhabitants.
    In 1937 they had to build a larger policestation and this building was then used for shops but in the year 1999 it was turned into a restaurant and that is what you see there still nowadays.

    In my last picture: another interesting building in the colonial style.

    another interesting building in the colonial style
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    Le Petit Train

    by Maximilian21 Written Jul 14, 2005

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    A great way to discover Nouméa, these open-sided motorised “trains” depart regularly on a circle route that includes all of Nouméa’s major attractions, incl. the main shopping area, botanic gardens, beaches and Tijabou Cultural Centre.

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    Musée de la Ville de Noumea

    by hunwagner Written Jul 11, 2006

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    This fine museum on the northern side of the square is devoted to the history of Noumea.
    It is housed in a fine colonial building, and has varied and interesting exhibits ranging from the early life-style of the city dwellers to the varied cultural mix and even World War II!

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    Noumea Aquarium

    by Maximilian21 Written Jul 14, 2005

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    Situated in Anse Vata. It contains rare and unusual marine life, from sponges and coral through to the big fish with sharp teeth. It probabaly is not the biggest aquarium in the world but it is very colourfull non the less and gives a wonderful indication as to what the wildlife in the south pacific has to offer, the marinelife anyway.

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    Tjibaou Kanak Cultural Centre

    by globetrott Written Sep 11, 2014

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    The so-called Tjibaou Kanak Cultural Centre is first of all a very interesting building in quite an unusual architecture ! It is a place to learn about the Kanak culture and heritage and there are current other exhibitions as well.
    The Cultural centre was named after Jean-Marie Tjibaou, a Kanak leader who was assassinated in 1989 ! A part of the museum is also dedicated to him !
    The entrancefee is 500 XPF = 5,4 US S = 3,33 GB P = 4,2 Euro = 5,9 AUS S
    It is a pity that the tourbuses are not able to get any closer, as the Tjibaou Kanak Cultural Centre is surrounded by a park and so I was able to take some pics only from a distance.

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    Place des Cocotiers

    by hunwagner Updated Jul 17, 2006

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    The main square of central Noumea is a very pretty place with fountains, statues and lots of shady trees. It seems to be a favourite with tourists and Kanaks alike. It is also surrounded by some of Noumea's best bookstores, cafes and souvenir shops, and is where the country's best tourist office is located, so should probably be your first port of call in the city.

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    Baie des Citrons

    by hunwagner Updated Jun 25, 2009

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    OK, enough of sightseeing! :-)

    For many visitors, Noumea's main attractions are the beaches.
    There are several of them, but as I am not a fan of beaches, I only checked out the two most popular ones. I must admit they are very good for beaches in a major city!

    Baie des Citrons is the shorter, quieter of the two main beaches. It is also the more sheltered one, usually better for swimming. It tends to attract a more "senior" crowd.

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