If it seems that you are “magically” drawn to churches, Our Churches in Noumea tour is just for you!
At Oleti Tours , we are not all believers, but what we believe is that churches are wonderful examples of how humans managed to work together to create something very special. Churches in Noumea make no exception to this rule and in our tour, we will make you discover the 3 oldest and most beautiful churches of New Caledonia’s capital city.
Accompanied by an expert guide, you path will lead you from the Cathedral Saint Joseph to the Old reformist temple and finish with the visit of the Church of Immaculate Conception, located on a hill just outside of Nouméa.
You will discover how the history of these churches is fully immersed in the history of early colonization. Built during the 2nd half of 19th century: respectively their construction finished in 1874, 1890 and 1893 for the church of Immaculate Conception, the old reformist temple and the Cathedral Saint Joseph, these churches were the largest buildings in the nascent capital city of New Caledonia.
Building these monuments required huge efforts and faith was needed to achieve their construction.
Learn with us how local politics, economics and business as well as practical considerations (such as the cyclones regularly hitting the island), impacted the construction of the oldest churches of the city.
Our churches in Noumea tour is a wonderful travel in time: through its churches, you will discover the beautiful city of Noumea and get a feeling for what life used to be in the early days of the French colony.
Whether you are a believer or not, you will appreciate the beauty of those 3 churches while you learn about the colonial history of the island.
Before booking online your Churches in Noumea tour, please contact us for availability.
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DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION: your hotel or Airbnb in Noumea.
WEAR: Comfortable clothing
- English speaking knowledgeable guide
- Transportation in mini-coach
- Learn during your tour