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 from France 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
Sporting Events
Endurance
28/04/2019
to 28/04/2019
Nouméa Triathlon
Nouméa
Sporting Events
Endurance
28/04/2019
to 28/04/2019
Nouméa Triathlon
Nouméa
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Grab your trainers and your swimming hat! The Nouméa Triathlon is back for a new edition (its 34th). Thrill seekers and endurance athletes eagerly await this event. This triathlon is a real sporting challenge that invites you to push yourself to the limit but with the added bonus of being in a paradise setting. Setting off from the beach at Anse Vata, you'll cycle along the Baie de Sainte-Marie. In front of you is the road, beside you is the sparkling blue sea. The finish line is over 50km further on, in the magnificent Baie des Citrons: a prize in itself.
On Sunday 28 April 2019 :
- Sunday doors open at 08:00
http://www.lctri.nc
Adress
Anse Vata
98800
Nouméa
Festivals & Carnivals
Feast
12/05/2019
to 13/05/2019
Fête de Boulouparis
Boulouparis
Festivals & Carnivals
Feast
12/05/2019
to 13/05/2019
Fête de Boulouparis
Boulouparis
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It's hard to summarize the Fête de Boulouparis, as it offers such a diverse and unusual range of activities and events. Over the weekend, festival-goers can take their pick of concerts, a giant treasure hunt, rodeo demonstrations and quirky competitions.
Stag imitation contests and sausage eating competitions are some of the most unusual and eagerly awaited.
Local characters and a growing number of visitors gather for the festival each year. The Boulouparis festival is great opportunity to enjoy a fun weekend in New Caledonia.
From Saturday 11 to Sunday 12 May 2019 :
- Saturday from 10:00 to 19:00
- Sunday from 09:00 to 16:00

Admission prices :
- Full price : 500 CFP franc
- Children from 3 to 11 years : 300 CFP franc
http://www.boulouparis-evenements.nc
Adress


98812
Boulouparis
Festivals
Food
04/06/2019
to 04/06/2019
French Cheese Festival 2019
Nouméa
Festivals
Food
04/06/2019
to 04/06/2019
French Cheese Festival 2019
Nouméa
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Catch a whiff of delicious cheese on the breeze in Nouméa? It must be the French Cheese Festival! Discover some of the finest cheeses from all around France, here in Nouméa. Thanks to master cheesemaker Gérard Poulard, this festival is a regular event in Nouméa. There will be cheese tastings at various points all over the island so you can marvel at the amazing variety of flavours, colours and textures of various French cheeses. You'll find cheeses that are hard, soft, creamy and blue, including some that are oozing and pungent, all presented by artisans who are passionate about cheese and will encourage you to try some of their more unusual creations.
On Tuesday 11 June 2019 :
- Tuesday from 10:00 to 18:00
Adress
BP 1915
98800
Nouméa
Phone
00 687 26 50 00
Festivals
Cinematic Genre
01/06/2019
to 09/06/2019
New Caledonia Underwater Image Festival
Nouméa
Festivals
Cinematic Genre
01/06/2019
to 09/06/2019
New Caledonia Underwater Image Festival
Nouméa
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An annual event organised by the association Subl’image, the New Caledonia International Festival of Festival of Underwater Images shows the beauty and fragility of the underwater depths. The festival's selection is guided by its aesthetic and educational aims.
Dive deep into the Caledonian waters with the many events and activities on offer. You'll find film screenings, photographic exhibitions, educational workshops, conferences and sales of books on related topics.
This year the festival will celebrate its 10th edition, anchoring the event even more firmly among the major festivals of New Caledonia.
From Sunday 2 to Sunday 9 June 2019 :
- Every day, from 20:00 to 22:00
http://www.festivalimagesousmarine.nc
Adress
avenue Victoire Henry Lafleur
98800
Nouméa
website
http://www.lerex-noumea.nc
Sporting Events
Water Sports
16/06/2019
to 16/06/2019
Groupama Race
Nouméa
Sporting Events
Water Sports
16/06/2019
to 16/06/2019
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?
On Sunday 16 June 2019 :
- Sunday from 09:30 to 23:00

Admission prices :
- Free
http://groupamarace.nc
Adress
140 Promenade Roger Laroque
98807
Nouméa
website
http://www.accorhotels.com/lien_externe.svlt?goto=fiche_hotel&code_hotel=B0K8
Sporting Events
Equestrian Sports
04/08/2019
to 04/08/2019
Clarke Cup
Nouméa
Sporting Events
Equestrian Sports
04/08/2019
to 04/08/2019
Clarke Cup
Nouméa
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Every year, great excitement takes over at the Henri Milliard Racecourse in Noumea during the Clarke Cup, undeniably the biggest horse racing event of the year. In the stands, racing regulars, tourists and locals cheer on their chosen horse and jockey, having placed their bets. Tension builds on the track as races are tightly fought throughout the day. The main prize is a prestigious one, but it's especially difficult to win since it can only be taken home by a horse and jockey combination who have won the 1600 metre race three times in a row. The pressure is on!
On Sunday 4 August 2019 :
- Sunday from 14:00 to 16:00
Adress
rue de Boulari
98800
Nouméa
Trade Fairs & Expos
Fair
16/08/2019
to 18/08/2019
Bourail Fair
Bourail
Trade Fairs & Expos
Fair
16/08/2019
to 18/08/2019
Bourail Fair
Bourail
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The <B>Bourail Fair</B> is the largest annual gathering in the New Caledonian archipelago, bringing together over 25,000 visitors each year. The fair runs from Friday to Sunday; so you'll have time to enjoy all the attractions and activities. The most popular entertainment is the rodeo, the fair's flagship event. But perhaps you'll want to see the Miss Bourail Fair beauty pageant, or watch wood-splitting competitions or dog obedience contests. You can enjoy all this with the best local food and drink to accompany it.<br/>
From Friday 16 to Sunday 18 August 2019 :
- On Friday and the Saturday from 07:30 to 21:00
- Sunday from 07:30 to 17:00
Adress
Route Territoriale 1 vers l'est de Bourail
 98870
Bourail
Sporting Events
Team Ball Games
23/08/2019
to 31/08/2019
Aircalin Classic Rugby Cup Nouméa
Nouméa
Sporting Events
Team Ball Games
23/08/2019
to 31/08/2019
Aircalin Classic Rugby Cup Nouméa
Nouméa
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Many of us think of rugby as being primarily a European sport. But take a closer look at international rugby in recent years and it's clear that the finest rugby is played by teams from the Pacific region. Strategically located in the heart of the region, Nouméa hosts a rugby tournament (first held in 2018) which sees some of the world's top rugby nations clash: New Zealand, Fiji, Australia... and France which joins in the fun despite its geographic distance.
With all these nations involved it's sure to be an exciting tournament with some world class play. This tournament is sure to become a prestigious international event in future.
From Friday 23 to Saturday 31 August 2019 :
- Every day, from 14:00 to 18:00
Adress
Mont Dore Boulari
98800
Nouméa
Phone
00687 419090
website
http://www.facebook.com/centreculturel.montdore
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
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
http://www.aquarium.nc
Adress
61 Promenade Roger Laroque
98800
Nouméa
Phone
00687 26 27 31
website
http://www.aquarium.nc
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
http://www.adck.nc
Adress
Rue des accords de Matignon, Tina
98800
Nouméa
Phone
00687 41 45 45
website
http://www.adck.nc
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
http://amedeeisland.com
Adress
Ilot Amédée
98800
Nouméa
Phone
00687 26 31 31
website
http://amedeeisland.com
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
website
http://auptitcafe.nc
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
website
http://www.lebintz.nc
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
website
http://www.facebook.com/lendroitnoumea
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
website
http://marmiteettirebouchon.com