Holidays in Noumea Cathedral

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Noumea Cathedral featuring heritage elements

Tour a beautiful old cathedral that stuns with the beauty of its art and architecture and exceptional views over Nouméa’s harbour.

Cathédrale Saint-Joseph de Nouméa (Nouméa Cathedral) is an imposing presence, a magnificent 19th-century church on a hilltop overlooking Nouméa. It is dedicated to Joseph, the husband of the Virgin Mary and was built by prisoners according to plans created by a fellow convict.

Before you go into the building, look over some of the architectural features, including the rose window above the main entrance. Check out the 85-foot (25-meter) tall towers either side of the doorway. Both are crowned by stone balustrades. To the right of the entrance is a courtyard in which there is a statue of Joan of Arc, a 15th-century saint and French heroine. From your vantage point in front of the cathedral, gaze over the rooftops of Nouméa’s city centre. Spot landmarks such as Nouméa Harbour and Place des Cocotiers, a picturesque tree-shaded square.

Then step inside the cathedral and marvel at the religious artwork. The principle highlights are the 28 colourful stained glass windows. These beautiful pieces depict saints and key figures from the Bible. Among them are Saint Francis Xavier, Saint John the Apostle and Saint Peter, who was the first pope.

Visit the side chapels, where the vessels containing holy water are made from the shells of giant clams. Other standout features include an impressive pulpit, crafted from acacia and pine and the high altar, which dates back to 1860. Whether or not you are religious, the cathedral is a pleasant place to come to for a few moments of tranquillity.

Cathédrale Saint-Joseph de Nouméa is just a 10-minute walk from Place des Cocotiers. Public buses stop at nearby Place Bir Hakeim. Alternatively, you can drive and use the free parking spaces outside the church. After your visit, go to the nearby Nouméa Zoo and Botanical Gardens, just a a 10-minute drive from the cathedral.

Open daily and admission is free, the cathedral is an active place of worship and so it is not possible to go on a self-guided tour while Mass is being celebrated.

45 Cheap Hotels Near Noumea Cathedral

Hotel Le Lagon Noumea
Hotel Le Lagon Noumea
149 route de l'Anse Vata BP440, Nouméa
The price is AU$202 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.
This family-friendly Nouméa hotel is located by the ocean, within 1 mi (2 km) of Anse Vata Beach and Grand Casino. Noumea Harbour and Noumea Cathedral are also ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (534 reviews)
Loved out stay
"The staffs are amazing and friendly and the hotel overall is clean but very old and the ceiling have some wet marks and soap despenser holders are so old it's got brown edges all around."

Reviewed on 3 Mar. 2020

Hotel Le Lagon Noumea
Ramada Hotel & Suites Noumea
Ramada Hotel & Suites Noumea
The price is AU$243 per night from 5 Feb. to 6 Feb.
Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Anse Vata Beach, Plage du Château Royal and Grand Casino. Plage de l'Aquarêve and Plage de la ...
3.7/5 Good! (382 reviews)
"The Staff is fantastic. The 360 Restaurant is great. However, they need to keep an eye on better maintenance. not to wait for guests to require action."

Reviewed on 29 Feb. 2020

Ramada Hotel & Suites Noumea
Chateau Royal Beach Resort and Spa
Chateau Royal Beach Resort and Spa
The price is AU$225 per night from 5 Feb. to 6 Feb.
Located in Nouméa, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Grand Casino, Plage du Château Royal and Plage de l'Aquarêve. Anse ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (619 reviews)
"nice place in good location. short walk from shops and restaurants. not cheap but nothing is over there. casino next door but need long pants to enter. drinks super expensive. take duty free with you to hotel. duck island is great for the day and can get water taxi from hotel / nearby pontoon. aqua ..."

Reviewed on 2 Mar. 2020

Chateau Royal Beach Resort and Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Noumea Cathedral Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Hotel Le Paris Noumea
Hotel Le Paris Noumea
45/47 Rue De Sébastopol, Nouméa
The price is AU$112 per night from 20 Feb. to 21 Feb.
Hotel Le Paris Noumea
Ramada Hotel & Suites Noumea
Ramada Hotel & Suites Noumea
The price is AU$243 per night from 5 Feb. to 6 Feb.
Ramada Hotel & Suites Noumea
Hotel Le Lagon Noumea
Hotel Le Lagon Noumea
149 route de l'Anse Vata BP440, Nouméa
The price is AU$202 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.
Hotel Le Lagon Noumea
Chateau Royal Beach Resort and Spa
Chateau Royal Beach Resort and Spa
The price is AU$225 per night from 5 Feb. to 6 Feb.
Chateau Royal Beach Resort and Spa
Hotel Gondwana - ECO-FRIENDLY
Hotel Gondwana - ECO-FRIENDLY
The price is AU$127 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Hotel Gondwana - ECO-FRIENDLY
Pleasant studio with terrace in the city center
Pleasant studio with terrace in the city center
Pleasant studio with terrace in the city center
Hôtel Gondwana - ART
Hôtel Gondwana - ART
19 bis rue Auguste Brun, Nouméa
The price is AU$113 per night from 10 Feb. to 11 Feb.
Hôtel Gondwana - ART
 Apartment F2, on the ground floor.
Apartment F2, on the ground floor.
Apartment F2, on the ground floor.
Imagine Yacht Charter
Imagine Yacht Charter
Marina Port du Sud Baie de L'Orphelinat, Rue Barrau, Nouméa
The price is AU$1,578 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.
Imagine Yacht Charter
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.