Tjibaou Cultural Center – Stories of men

True architectural success and haven of peace in the midst of the city of Noumea, the Tjibaou Cultural Center is definitely the most beautiful building in New Caledonia’s recent history. The Cultural Center has just celebrated its 20th anniversary and is dedicated to development of native kanak culture.

In our tour “Tjibaou Cultural Center – Stories of men”, you will discover the wonders of the Tjibaou Cultural Center, learn about the secrets of its construction from the choices of the design to the materials used.

You will also learn about the tragic history that lead to the decision of building the Cultural Center. This tragedy is the story of Jean-Marie Tjibaou, priest and kanak independentist leader who signed the important 1988 Matignon “Peace” agreement and after which the Cultural Center has been named. Tragic history that led to his brutal death in 1989, but also to the creation of Cultural Center!

The other man that you will learn about is Tea Kanake. He is the mythical human being at the origin of New Caledonia’s native population: explore the kanak path and discover the myth of birth, learning and growth, death and rebirth of the first human being on the island.

Mixing reality of the recent history of New Caledonia and kanak mythical stories, our tour “Tjibaou Cultural Center – Stories of men” is a true wonder and a MUST-DO.

For more information, please contact us.

Oleti, thank you, merci

Tjibaou cultural center

Additional information

TicketsAdults, Kids

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION:   your hotel or Airbnb in Noumea.

WEAR: Comfortable clothing


  • English speaking knowledgeable guide
  • Transportation in mini-coach
  • Entrance fee to the Tjibaou Cultural Center
  • lots of fun 😉
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Tjibaou cultural center
Tjibaou cultural center
Tjibaou cultural center
Tjibaou cultural center

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
May 31, 2018

We booked the Tjibaou cultural center tour. Ludovic was prompt to pick us up, took us to some areas around the city to explain the story behind the center thay we would of otherwise not experienced. He was very knowledgeable and even helped us learn some French. He was open to answer questions and suggesting things to do on our trip here. Would definitely use again and highly recommend.

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