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interesting church history

The history of New Caledonia is heavily tied up with the activities of European missionaries so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter J
Hobart, Australia
Lovely and peaceful

Unfortunately the doors were all closed when we visited but we managed to see enough inside through... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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3 rue Frederic Surleau, Noumea, Grand Terre 98845, New Caledonia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A beautiful cathedral which we visited on a local coach tour. Located in a quiet part of the city with fabulous views. Well worth a visit.

Thank TonyWhitby
Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of New Caledonia is heavily tied up with the activities of European missionaries so visiting this cathedral is central to learning about their role. Its open and spacious, built by convicts (mostly), and close to the city centre so easy to get to.

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately the doors were all closed when we visited but we managed to see enough inside through the closed grills and it was quiet and tranquil. The views from here over the city and the sea lovely.

Thank Rachael951
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such an amazing Architecture and view from above is also amazing! This is a place that needs to be seen and see the statue of Joan of Arc.

Thank MelD1979
Reviewed 29 August 2018

This church is magnificent! Any of the tour guides will take you there. The views are breathtaking also!

Thank Sharon D
Reviewed 19 August 2018

The original architecture of Saint Joseph’s Roman Catholic Cathedral makes it a landmark to visit during your next stay in Noumea, regardless of religious beliefs. The Cathedral is not the most glamorous of Catholic monuments and generally, visits here would require no more than one...More

Thank Makayla M
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Built by convicts, the nickel chandeliers, and wooden roof were particularly impressive. Don't miss the statue of Joan of Arc outside.

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Beautiful old cathedral where you can almost feel the spirit of those who have worshipped there for more than a century. Lovely cool spot to take a break from your day in Noumea.

Thank Theresa D
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

You don't need to be religious to recognise the beauty of this church and to appreciate the opportunity for quiet reflection that is offered. Well worth a visit and within a short walk of Coconut Square or The American Monument.

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Nice cathedral with lots of stained glass. We visited on a rainy day - take care walking up the steps in the rain. Interesting statue of Joan of Arc alongside the cathederal.

Thank Mark S
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Response from HAMACT | Reviewed this property |
We walked from the terminal where the bus from the ship left us but there were plenty of taxis available - also hoho type bus. As Karen said there is some uphill walking but it is not excessive. Local currency is available... More
24 December 2015|
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Response from Denise L | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately I don't know if the church will be open but I would imagine it will even if there are no services We walked there it was an easy walk and on the way we passed a very nice and clean restroom which was free... More