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Bernheim Library, French Caledonia

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Address: Avenue Foch and Rue de la Somme, Noumea, Grand Terre 98800, New Caledonia

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Gorgeous buildings

The Bernheim Library is a beautiful example of French Colonial architecture in Noumea. The grounds and buildings are well worth a quick visit when heading up to the cathedral or... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2016
Auckland, New Zealand
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Gladstone, Australia
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

Didn't spend enough time here - felt a little out of place - not speaking fluent French etc. But we were made welcome nonetheless.

Thank mary w
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

This building is quite beautiful and a great example of what colonial Noumea would have looked like. The building is only open certain hours so make sure that you visit when it is open. Otherwise, just a quick look from the outside.

Thank dmittleman
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

The Bernheim Library is a beautiful example of French Colonial architecture in Noumea. The grounds and buildings are well worth a quick visit when heading up to the cathedral or the Museum of New Caledonia from Place des Cocotiers.

Thank Rosemary804
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 21 October 2015

What a great find . I always visit libraries where ever I visit , this was a gem. its like walking around in another time , beautiful buildings all in the same style in an enclosed compound. A real find was the SALLE EIFFEL . a building pre cast in Paris and shipped over to Noumea designed by the great... More 

Thank Thomas S
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 2 September 2015

The buildings are the main attraction & are worth a look in if you are in the area Colonial style architecture both external & internal is very appealing

Thank Darrel J
Noumea, New Caledonia
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

this library contains a lot of books , but most are in french. Nethertheway the building by itself is worth a glance, as its conception is by Eiffel, the same engeener who imagined the Eiffel tower in Paris. Entrance is free.

Thank sylvain2noumea
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Reviewed 28 October 2014

We went there to see an exhibition of how Rail helped to establish New Caledonia. The exhibits were excellent and staff helpful.

Thank JohnHC H
Toowoomba, Australia
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

May not impress the average person, but as a librarian I was delighted to see a well stocked library being fully used. The architecture, old colonial, is impressive. Only for the enthusiast

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 6 April 2013

I visited this place because I had nowhere else to go on Saturday. I love the architecture but it's probably only take about 10-15 mins to walk around the library.

Thank Funny_Rabbit
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 9 January 2013

This can be done in 5 mins. Lack of things to do at Noumea brought us to this place. Otherwise, we wouldn't have visited.

Thank LC888

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