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Tjibaou Cultural Center

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On the narrow Tina Peninsula of approximately 8 hectares, given by the Noumea Council, the Tjibaou Cultural Centre was inaugurated in May 1998 and was designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano. The Centre is a place of identical assertiveness...more
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Rue des Accords de Matignon, Tina, Noumea, Grand Terre 98845, New Caledonia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I was expecting to see a lot more cultural aspects of New Caledonia. We went on a Sunday and some of the rooms were closed.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank corinneryan
Reviewed 6 days ago

Hey, it was free and I was very impressed with the buildings but other that that there wasn't much information and got bitten like crazy by mosquitos in the exhibit rooms.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank lbeasley2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The building is amazing and worth a look for the architecture alone unfortunately the remainder exhibits where a little bit light on. Some school groups where on tours maybe they had a different experience. They do have organized tours might be good to check these...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 587markd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The architecture is spectacular, but... I was hoping to learn more about Kanak culture, and especially about relations with the colonizing French from the old days to the present, but while the "Kanak trail" was nice and presented some of the cultural touchstones, the whole...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank TravisTripper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One cannot understand or appreciate the true nature of New Caledonia and its indigenous people without visiting this centre which is also architecturally striking.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Kathyki
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wanted by François Mitterrand, the President of the French Republic (1981-1995), the cultural center Jean-Marie Tjibaou (1936-1953), named after the Kanak independence leader assassinated in 1989, the project financed under "major projects of the Republic "was concretized by the Italian architect, Renzo Piano. It is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Don’t treat this place as a museum or art gallery. Its the centre of islander culture and therefore much goes on behind office doors. But if you are interested in getting a glimpse of the islander life this should be a start. There are usually...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Andrewmi
Reviewed April 11, 2019

An interesting cultural center celebrating the local arts. It's away from the city center and hard to get to. The architecture is exceptional, and it is a resource for cultural research. Not enough about the Kanak culture. Very hard to get to. Bus # 40...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed April 1, 2019

The buildings must be seen and experienced. Go in the afternoon when few are there and spend some contemplative time.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CAGrapeGrower
Reviewed March 22, 2019 via mobile

We visited on a cruise stop. Experienced the Kanak dance. It was great. Well worth the stop. Lots of fun and interactive too

Date of experience: March 2019
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Brenda R
February 10, 2018|
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Response from yardenim2014 | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea how much a taxi would cost because I took the bus. If you take the bus number 42 from the central bus station (5 minutes walk from Place des cocotiers, everybody will show you the way). You ought to go to the... More
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shirley J
November 20, 2017|
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Wendy M
April 28, 2017|
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Response from Ouchmooey | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty sure it is free. You can catch a bus there and back from town easily. Sorry this took so long to answer. 😬
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