In the Pacific, New Caledonia cultivates the French Touch. Indulge your family, your friends, or even yourself by selecting French luxury products. Delicious foie gras, renowned French wines and champagnes, fine chocolate and other sweets. Fill your suitcases with the products that made France famous.
Treasures for your taste buds
Located on Orphanage Bay, in Noumea, Maison Ballande is known for their high-end products. In this fine establishment you’ll find: an excellent selection of wines, champagnes, and spirits. You’ll be enchanted by prestigious French brands like Comtesse du Barry, Fauchon, Maxim's, Bollinger, as well as by local Fresh products, including lobster.
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Wine: A French passion
In New Caledonia, the taste of wine is synonymous with pleasure and socializing. Many wine shops offer prestigious French wines, but also more reasonably priced vintages.
Here is a selection of retailers to discover in Noumea: Le Pavillon des Vins, la Vinothèque, Sodival, la Cave.
Fall for the chocolate
If you’re a chocolate connoisseur, you won’t be able to resist the urge to sample that made in New Caledonia. Walk into the workshop of Morand, the master chocolatier and creator of marvels in the Latin Quarter in Noumea. Another address in the capital: Uncle Jules and the Golden Caboose.
The foie gras will make your mouth water
French luxury product par excellence, the foie gras of Ouen Toro is prepared in the laboratory of Noumea Gourmets. You’ll be spoiled for choice between the classic foie gras recipe, or flavored with vanilla, ginger, or violet…A delight for the palate.
Indulge yourself with coffee or tea
In Noumea and facing the beach of Anse-Vata, Malongo Cafe welcomes you to the terrace for an expresso, breakfast, or brunch. In the shop, you won’t be able to resist the careful selection of coffees and teas, in pretty porcelain teapots or Italian coffee makers.
Haute couture of French gastronomy
A new shop will be opening at the Motor Pool in Nouméa. Gastronomie Import offers French brands that are renowned for the quality of their products. Foie gras, fine oils, caviar and other fancy foods will make your mouth water. For small and big occasions with friends, this is the shop you need.
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New Caledonia is just waiting for you
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