New Caledonia

New Caledonia

The heart of the Pacific

Where France meets the Pacific. The thriving, indigenous Kanak culture and the influence of French colonial history on the language, food and lifestyle of Nouvelle Caledonie have created a cultural melange that’s both beautiful and unique. While Noumea has a delicious Riviera-style vibe and authentic croissants, the further you travel from the capital the more you’ll experience the indigenous way of life. Surrounded by the largest enclosed lagoon in the world and balmy tropical weather, there is a diverse landscape to explore across the three main islands. From a myriad of tiny atolls and coral islands fringed by white sandy beaches, to botanical riches and rugged mountain chains.

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Noumea

Noumea, New Caledonia

With a happy and multi-ethnic community Noumea is the cosmopolitan capital of New Caledonia offering fine French sophistication in a picturesque island setting.

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