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A work by Renzo Piano in Noumea, New Caledonia

In New Caledonia, just 10 minutes by car from the center of Nouméa, on the Tina Peninsula, there is the futuristic Tjibaou Cultural Center, designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano, it is an architectural project that combines Kanak traditions ...

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Maré: the island with beautiful and wild beaches

Maré (641 km²; 5,648 inhabitants) is the southernmost island of the archipelago of the islands of Loyalty. The island is also – like the other islands in the archipelago – a raised coral atoll and is also the highest island ...

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Lifou: a raised coral atoll with beautiful beaches

Lifou (1,207 km²; 9,275 inhabitants) is the largest and most populated island in the archipelago of the islands of Loyalty, it is a raised coral atoll, where the internal lagoon has dried up due to the rise of the island. ...

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Ouvea: a coral atoll and a long beach

Ouvea (132 km²; 3,374 inhabitants (2014)) is the northernmost island of the archipelago of the Loyalty Islands. The island is therefore the warmest of all even in the local winter. Ouvea is made up of two main islands, Ouvea and ...

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New Caledonia power plugs and sockets, telephones

NEW CALEDONIA: DOCUMENTS All visitors to New Caledonia must be in possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months following the scheduled return date. The visa, for citizens of the European Union, is not necessary if you are ...

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What to see on the Isle of Pines in New Caledonia

The Isle of Pines is the main tourist destination in New Caledonia. The island is renowned for its beautiful white sand beaches overlooking turquoise bays adorned with the characteristic columnar pines (Araucaria columnaris), which make the beauty of this island ...

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The beaches and islands of the South Pacific

Luengoni, Lifou, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

American Samoa, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Samoa, Fiji The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean in the world. It extends over a third of the earth’s surface. The Pacific contains around 25,000 islands, most of which are located ...

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Cyclones and hurricanes in the South Pacific

What is the period of cyclones and hurricanes in Polynesia? What is the hurricanes and cyclones season and which are the islands most at risk of tropical cyclones in the South Pacific? Cyclones and tropical hurricanes in the Pacific Ocean ...

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Isle of Pines: the closest island to Paradise

Kanumera, Isle of Pines, New Caledonia. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The Isle of Pines (1,840 inhabitants) is a small island (130 sq km) located 150 km south-west of the Grande Terre in New Caledonia. The main center of the island is the village of Vao which is located in the ...

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How to get to New Caledonia: flights to New Caledonia

INTERNATIONAL AIR CONNECTIONS International Flights: Arriving in New Caledonia is a long journey from Europe are about 20,000 km, which generally requires, included flights and airports stops, about 22-25 hours by plane. From the west coast of the United States ...

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Climate of New Caledonia: when to go to New Caledonia

Luengoni, Lifou, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

New Caledonia is a French territory made up of a group of islands located just north of the Tropic of Capricorn. Due to its position, New Caledonia benefits from a relatively temperate climate affected by the blowing of the trade ...

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New Caledonia: mines and pristine beaches

Bac de l'Ouaieme, Grande Terre, New Caledonia. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

New Caledonia (Nouvelle-Calédonie) is a French “sui generis” community, located in the region of Melanesia in the southwest Pacific just north of the Tropic of Capricorn, about 1 500 km from the coast of Australia and 2,000 km northeast of ...

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