The largest French-speaking city in Oceania and the main port city of New Caledonia, Nouméa is at the center of the largest lagoon in the world and can be visited for it’s to-die-for scenery: the beaches of Anse Vata and Baie des Citrons, which include a large number of restaurants, as well as many other aquatic activities such as scuba diving, big game fishing, jet skiing, kite surfing and windsurfing.
Nouméa is also currently establishing itself as an international cruise destination due to its recent integration by P & O in a Sydney programme. The tourist infrastructures of Nouméa make it the real pearl of New Caledonia. But its resources do not stop there: Nouméa also has an important culture and heritage.
We will particularly enjoy strolling in its streets and discover its old colonial houses, presented especially in the city center of Nouméa, the Valleys of the Colons, Faubourg Blanchot, or the Valley of the Shot. Besides the observation of its luxuriant and rich vegetation, one will also appreciate to visit the museum of New Caledonia, which allows the visitor to better apprehend the arts Kanak or simply the Oceanian arts.
In recent years, the festivals that the city hosted have also been multiplyingL cultural events like the Live festival in August, which brings together groups from all musical horizons – rocks, blues, jazz, funk – or even the Biennale Equinoxe, a cross-cultural event that uses a new theme for each edition, which takes place every two years in October.
The city enjoys a tropical ocean climate that allows it to be sunny and warm throughout the year. What earned her the nickname of “city of eternal spring”.