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Tjibaou Cultural Center

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Address: Rue des Accords de Matignon, Tina, Noumea, Grand Terre 98845, New Caledonia
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+687 41.45.45

This distinctive piece of architecture contains exhibitions, artifacts and...

This distinctive piece of architecture contains exhibitions, artifacts and archives.

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We recently stopped in Noumea with a cruise ship (Celebrity Solstice) and took a 2 1/2 hour bus tour through the countryside around Noumea. Our first stop was the Tjibaou cultural... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Penang, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Designed by Renzo Piano as a line of spaces strongly reminiscent of giant Kanak huts, the centre lays along a peninsula dotted with Norfolk pines 10 kms E of Noumea. The buildings and their surroundings are worth the trip - the exhibited items vary.

1 Thank Stefano M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The extraordinary buildings by architect Renzo Piano are works-of-art in themselves -- they must be seen in person to be truly appreciated. The exhibitions range from ancient petroglyphs to contemporary works, and there is an outdoor area with Kanak tribal houses. The highlight of our visit was the tour which included performance by the dance group We Ce Ca that... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently stopped in Noumea with a cruise ship (Celebrity Solstice) and took a 2 1/2 hour bus tour through the countryside around Noumea. Our first stop was the Tjibaou cultural centre. Impressive to say the least. Our guide went to great lengths to explain the origins of the centre, its architecture, people and future. It was an interesting respite... More 

Thank Harry H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting and beautiful gardens. Good insight into the local culture, its people and how they live

Thank nesral
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very impressive and nicely arranged in- and outdoor cultural centre. Gives a good insight into lives of local people more than a century ago, but also the centre pays great tribute to M. TJibaou who was assassinated during His political campaign rally about almost 30 years ago.

Thank Nordic_Mike
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Read my review of Lyvai Tours to see how we ended up here. After all of that, when we arrived here, it wasn't as much as we thought it would be. The building architecture is cool, but when we were there (on a Sunday) most exhibits were closed and we walked straight past it so it was NOT worth it.... More 

Thank Red2explorer
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A surprisingly good collection of artefacts from New Caledonia Vanuatu Solomons and Niu Guini -- well worth the visit only a short walk from the harbour (no need for a tour) Probably the best value you will find wandering around Noumea.

Thank Alex L
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice location (near Noumea's domestic airport), nice architecture, paucity of exhibits though the quality is good, Do walk the Kanak path, enjoy the atmosphere but don't expect too much content.

Thank Amstraveler
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The buildings are extraordinary, well worth the trip even if you can't find a single other reason for going (which is very unlikely!). We spent a fascinated few hours there, moving from room to room. There was a great variety of exhibitions, from ancient periglyphs in one room to modern art in another, as well as permanent displays and artefacts.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

You need to visit to really appreciate...a wonderful peaceful place to enjoy....take your time and enjoy.... The structure is a masterpiece...which blends in with the surrounding landscape. Location is not hard to get to ...bus or taxi ...ant far from town.

Thank lcostabi

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