Tjibaou History and Culture
Travel to the tip of the Tina Sur Mer to visit the Tjibaou Cultural Center and immerse yourself in Kanak culture and more on this enlightening excursion in Noumea. You'll explore this multiplex's notable attractions on your own, including a local art workshop, its specialized library, and the museum. Enjoy transfer rides from your port destination and admire the architecture of this cultural center. It's the ideal excursion for history buffs and cultural enthusiasts alike.
Start your tour with a scenic 25-minute ride from Noumea to Tjibaou Cultural Center, where you'll witness iconic architecture crafted by the Renzo Piano- a renowned Italian architect. Piano based his design for the iconic structure from the traditional huts of the Kanak culture, including the curved layout of the Grand Hut. Gaze at the oceanic art-influenced buildings at the cultural center or take stunning pictures of the mangrove landscape that surrounds the cultural center's iconic buildings.
Head over to the specialized library to learn all-things Kanak culture. The library's goal is to promote a Kanak culture with research and a collection of heritage pieces. Enjoy the vibrant lifestyle of the local culture, including temporary exhibits in the museum showcasing Kanak art or take a stroll down the Kanak path to admire the plant life along the mangrove trail. Before you go back to the port, stop by the gift shop for unique finds and souvenirs to take home.
Whether you're looking to learn more about the Kanak culture or you're a history buff, there's something for everyone to explore at the Tjibaou Cultural Center. Sign up for this exciting tour today and discover the culture of New Caledonia.