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Not widely publicised this is an amazing piece of history & fantastic that they have started to preserve this gem. This attraction is so underpromoted & underutilised. There should be some english translations of the history of this penal colony & what went on here....More
While I fully understand that 'why should we speak English? this is New Caledonia' way of thinking from the locals, and as much as they hate to think it, English IS the international language. and in the tourist sector you are not doing yourself any...More
A visit into a terrible history of convicts deported from the overcrowded prisons of France to the penal colony of Fort Teremba in New Caledonia. Like Port Arthur in Australia, such horrendous treatment of those transported there rests in stark contrast to the beauty of...More
The site is undergoing restoration and is already well worth a visit. The persistent New Caledonia attitude of ignoring the requirements of tourists diminished our visitor experience, which takes some effort to get to. The entire site narrative is in French.
There is plenty to...More
This well restored fort and prison provides visitors with a great insight into a number of interesting periods in New Caledonia's history and has many features to interest adults, children and teenagers.
Even though the extensive information is in French, there is an introductory video...More
We drove from Noumea to visit the fort about 1.5 hours. It was an interesting place to visit although we couldn't read most of the historical information signs as they were in french. It was still a nice place to wander around and look at...More