New Caledonia Tourism to travel around France on the “Train des Outre-Mer”
From 6 to 18 December, New Caledonia will be one of 9 overseas territories travelling on the “Train des Outre-Mer” (the Overseas Train), a project being launched by the SNCF, the Minister for France Overseas and the Association of French Mayors and Inter-Community Presidents. The destination will be presenting its tourist products and new digital communication tools to the general public.
From 6 to 18 December, the Train des Outre-Mer will meet the Metropolitan French public in 12 cities, giving them the opportunity to discover the culture, tourist attractions and the economic potential of these distant French territories. The Expo-Train will have 13 cars and will offer a roving exhibition open to the general public. During 2 weeks, visitors can learn about the identities and specific features of each destination through a programme based on entertainment, conferences, debates and projections in 12 towns and 10 regions of Metropolitan France.
The Train des Outre-Mer will be dedicated to innovations developed in the overseas territories, highlighting their contribution to the French economic growth and to the international French reputation. New Caledonia is featuring the tourist sector, promoting the strengths and potential of its scenery and the wide range of activities available. Possessing a unique culture and natural wealth, New Caledonia hopes to stand out, notably by its innovated digital-led communication. Multi-faceted and authentic, the South Pacific archipelago is taking advantage of this event to present its new products to the general public:
- a new website www.newcaledonia.travel, practical and interactive, designed to give quick, useful information on accommodation, activities and sites within New Caledonia. It also offers an “Inspiration Engine” to guide visitors according to the type of trip they specifically want.
- a new on-line photo library, which gives access to HD visuals arranged by theme, for easy and professional use.
- a new Virtual Reality app, New Caledonia VR, available on Apple and Android. Using a Virtual Reality headset, 360° films plunge the internet user into the wonderful sites which make up this Pacific paradise.
- some fifteen 360° films which will instantly transport the curious traveller to New Caledonia.
During the stop in Toulouse, on Monday 12 December, New Caledonia will be in the spotlight. In the presence of M. Philippe Gomès MP, visitors will be invited to discover the country’s wealth of treasures and tourist assets. The programme will include: a debate on the future of the country; performances by singers, dancers and Kanak poet Paul Wamo; a “discovery-conference” on the destination and more.
The Train des Outre-Mer Itinerary:
- Tuesday 6 December : Lille Flandres de 10h à 16h
- Wednesday 7 December : Paris Gare de Lyon from 10h30 to 18h30
- Thursday 8 December : Strasbourg de 10h à 16h
- Friday 9 December : Lyon Perrache from 10h30 to 18h30
- Saturday 10 December : Marseille St Charles from 10h30 to 18h30
- Sunday 11 December : Montpellier from 10h30 to 18h30
- Monday 12 December : Toulouse Matabiau from 10h30 to 18h30 > New Caledonia
- Tuesday 13 December : Libourne from 10h30 to 18h30
- Wednesday 14 December : La Rochelle from 10h30 to 18h30
- Thursday 15 December : Tours from 10h30 to 18h30
- Saturday 17 December : Nantes from 10h30 to 18h30
- Sunday 18 December : Brest from 10h30 to 18h30
About New Caledonia
Over 20,000km from mainland France, New Caledonia is a French Territory located in the heart of the Pacific Ocean, east of Australia. The South Pacific archipelago is made up of a Main Island, 450kms long, surrounded by the Loyalty Islands to the east (Ouvéa, Lifou and Maré), the Bélep archipelago to the north and the Isle of Pines to the south. Protected from the ocean by an immense coral barrier reef, New Caledonia has the largest lagoon in the world, registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in July 2008. The island is ranked fifth in the world for its biological wealth. Keep up to date and follow us on: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest.