The New Caledonian capital of Noumea is the largest city in the South Pacific with a population of..Isle of Pines Information
Eighty kilometres south-east of Noumea lies the enchanting Isle of Pines (14 km wide, 18 km long) a..Oro Bay Information
Reached by sea on foot along a small narrow path and truly out of this world, Oro Bay boasts two..Kuto Bay Information
Kuto Bay has a long white sandy beach bordered by coconut palms and Column pines, which has been..La Foa Information
At the beginning of the century, there was a gold mine at La Foa. The "Queyras" mine was no doubt..Bourail Information
With a population of only 4350, Bourail is a lively colonial-area settlement and New Caledonia's..Monts Koghis Information
Rising 1061m above Dumbea, Mont Koghis offers superb views over Noumea and the New Caledonian..Amedee Island Information
One of New Caledonia's 'must do' day trips, Amedee is a tiny islet on the barrier reef, dominated..Kanumera Bay Information
Kanumera Bay is a small white sand bay, adjacent to Kuto Bay, where you can swim with flippers..Maurice Bay Information
A beautiful enclosed bay on the southern tip of the Isle of Pines, Maurice Bay is the perfect..Nokanhui Information
Located on the southern point of the Isle of Pines in New Caledonia, Nokanhui is a tiny atoll that..Paita Information
Situated at the base of Mont Mou, the first centre of colonisation set up by James Paddon..Roche Percee Information
The Beach and the "Bonhomme de la Roche Percee", an enormous monolith, are situated at the mouth of..Thio Information
On the transversal route between Boulouparis and Thio, the Col de Nassirah (349 m) connects the..Upi Bay Information
The Upi Bay with its crystal clear water can be discovered in a day or half day trip including an..
Tjibaou Cultural Centre
Discover the unique architectural embodiment of an age-old identity. Located on the Tina peninsula, in Noumea, 10 minutes from the town centre, the Tjibaou cultural centre is an unambiguous statement, with its bold, modern style, both elegant and restrained, drawing inspiration from traditional Kanak architecture.
Designed by Renzo Piano, one of the outstanding architects of the age (1998 Pritzker Prizewinner), the Tjibaou cultural centre is an harmonious alliance of traditional and modern design.
Explore the Kanak pathway every Tuesday and Thursday, the expression of a nation's soul: like an introduction, the Kanak pathway leads the way to the Melanesian identity. Along this pathway, the visitor will be initiated into the strength, the savours and the emotions issuing from a living, ancestral culture, before stepping across the threshold into the house.
Meet Pacific creativity: The Tjibaou Cultural Centre is a testimony to the vitality of Pacific cultures. The works of Kanak art presented in the Bwenaado house and the imposing Pacific sculptures conceived for the Jinu house offer the visitor a voyage of discovery through these secular civilizations. The Beretara gallery contains a unique collection of contemporary art from the Pacific region.
Cultural daytrip: Customary welcome, cooking workshop, introduction to Kanak culture, lunch, visit to the Kanak Path with a performance by We ce ca.
The multimedia library offers the public a wide range of documentary resources on Kanak and Pacific cultures, representing both tradition and the contemporary viewpoint.
A shop and a cafeteria are also available on site.