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Art & Heritage tourist tour

Cultural, Pedestrian sports, Course in Nouméa
3.6 km
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  • The streets of Nouméa are also a place to discover the local heritage! Let yourself be carried away by the art and heritage that make up the charm of Nouméa by following this itinerary starting from the Ferry Terminal.

  • Step 1: Arti'Fées - 5 minutes' walk from the ferry terminal
    The association of Melanesian women's traditional crafts, "Arti'Fées", promotes the know-how of Caledonian art, in all forms. A place of information and exchange, it displays 100% locally produced original decorative objects.
    Location: Quais Ferry

    Step 2: Mwä Kââ and New Caledonia Museum - 6 minutes' walk
    Discover the rich Kanak culture and its history in the Museum of New Caledonia, which offers the most beautiful collection...
    Step 1: Arti'Fées - 5 minutes' walk from the ferry terminal
    The association of Melanesian women's traditional crafts, "Arti'Fées", promotes the know-how of Caledonian art, in all forms. A place of information and exchange, it displays 100% locally produced original decorative objects.
    Location: Quais Ferry

    Step 2: Mwä Kââ and New Caledonia Museum - 6 minutes' walk
    Discover the rich Kanak culture and its history in the Museum of New Caledonia, which offers the most beautiful collection of Kanak art anywhere in the world. However, as the museum is closed while being extended, a stop in front of the symbolic and spectacular Mwâ Kââ, a carved 12 m post located in front of the museum, is essential.
    Location: 6 rue Auguste Brun and 45 avenue Foch

    Step 3: Arte Bello Gallery - 6 minutes' walk
    Located for more than twenty years in the heart of the Quartier Latin (Latin Quarter), this gallery of over 300 m2 is a must see for contemporary local art. Its exhibition spaces use a play of light to enhance the wide range of paintings, ceramics and engravings of the artists on sale.
    Location: 30 rue Auguste Brun

    Step 4: Saint Joseph Cathedral - 8 minutes' walk
    Built by penal colony prisoners and classified as a historical monument, Saint Joseph's Cathedral overlooks the entire city centre of Nouméa and the panorama from its heights is superb.
    Location: 3 rue Frédéric Surleau

    Step 5: Bernheim Library - 2 minutes' walk
    This colonial-style building was built in Paris to house the New Caledonia Pavilion at the 1900 Universal Exhibition. The building was then repatriated to Nouméa and transformed into a public library. The library is closed since 2022 and will be replaced by a more modern building in a few years.
    Location: 41 avenue du Maréchal Foch

    Step 6: Musée de la Ville (City Museum) - 6 minutes' walk
    At the heart of the city centre stands a splendid colonial house that was once home to the main bank and was then the town hall of Nouméa. Since converted into a museum, this building retraces the history of the city and that of today's New Caledonia.
    Location: 39 rue Jean Jaurès

    Step 7: Maison Higginson (Higginson House) - 5 minutes' walk
    An artistic hub in the city centre, this colonial house was owned by John Higginson, founder of the Le Nickel company. Today open to the public, the building is dedicated to art and hosts temporary exhibitions and private collections.
    Location: 7 rue de Sébastopol

    If you have a means of transport, here are our suggestions outside the city centre.

    Detour 1: Tjibaou Cultural Centre - 16 minutes drive from the ferry terminal
    In front of the sea and the mangrove is the famous Tjibaou Centre, whose Kanak hut inspired modern architecture pays homage to the Melanesian world. Its magnificent gardens, exhibition and concert halls host a number of contemporary shows and works of art.
    Location: Rue des accords de Matignon

    Detour 2: Château Hagen - 6 minutes drive from the ferry terminal
    Classified as a historical monument and located in one of the oldest districts of Nouméa, this splendid colonial building, surrounded by a beautiful ornamental park, offers a rich artistic and cultural programme throughout the year.
    Location: Rue du R.P. Roman
  • Departure
    Nouméa
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    All year round.
  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • Documentation
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