"A little piece of France" Nouméa by lou31
Nouméa Travel Guide: 98 reviews and 161 photos
I spent a day exploring Noumea in January 2004 while on a Pacific Sky cruise. After the unspoilt beauty of our earlier ports of call I was at first a little disapointed with it.
However it soon became apparent that Noumea needs to be appreciated for what it is - a small city, much more developed and very different from the tranquil islands we had visited beforehand.
While touring around I saw lots of lovely buildings and houses and the views from the lookouts were quite stunning. I was warned by many that the people were generally rude and that shopping was expensive. However I found people to be relatively friendly - maybe I just got lucky! My biggest disapointment was that I didn't take enough money with me thinking I wouldnt be able to afford much. The prices were a little higher but not unaffordable. I would have picked up a few more gifts and things had I known this. It was a very picturesque place though I only saw a portion of it.
I have'nt finished with this page yet so call back another time!
- Pros:Nice place to visit - very French and quite pretty.
- Cons:A little on the expensive side.
- In a nutshell:A little piece of tropical France.
As part of a tour we were dropped off to do some shopping for an hour or so. I wish I had've taken more notice of tha... more travel advice
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