Nouméa’s 163rd anniversary

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Celebrating 163 years of history

Briefly

Celebrations to mark the city’s anniversary will be held from Thursday 22 to Sunday 25 with a festive show on Anse Vata esplanade, the official inauguration of iconic Celeste Fountain and an improv tournament on Place des Cocotiers, and the release of 1,500 sky lanterns and a concert featuring Aussie band Iluka in Magenta.

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When Rear Admiral Febvrier Despointes entrusted Captain Tardy de Montravel with the decision of a site for New Caledonia’s future capital, he settled on the area of Nouméa and, on 25th June 1854, the first foundations were laid for the colony’s capital.

Celebrations to mark the city’s anniversary will be held on Thursday 22 & Saturday 24, with a festive show on Anse Vata esplanade.
The official inauguration, following restoration work, of iconic Celeste Fountain on Place des Cocotiers will be held on Friday 23 June, with the fountain lit up and water turned back on. An improv tournament at the nearby Bandstand will follow.
And on Sunday 25 June from 5.30 p.m. onwards, Magenta municipal site will be the venue for a host of attractions, fair rides, walkabout shows, refreshments and, the star event, the release of 1,500 sky lanterns and a concert featuring Aussie band Iluka.

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