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Église du Sacré Cœur d'Unia

Historic site and monument, Religious heritage, Church in Yaté
  • A centre for religious celebrations, this church is a symbolic place to all the inhabitants of the Unia tribe. The church is the same size as Saint Joseph’s Cathedral in Nouméa and well worth a visit.

  • Built in 1888 and covering the same surface area as Nouméa's impressive cathedral (and designed by the same architect), it was erected with the help of the military who were in the region at that time.

    If you want to experience another culture and immerse yourself in tribal life, head there on Sunday between 8 am and 10 am (depending on the month).

    *If you decide to stay overnight in Yaté, ask your host what time the Sunday service will be held.
  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • All year 2024
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