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.
Nouméa’s 164th anniversary
Celebrating 164 years of history
Celebrations to mark the city’s anniversary will be held 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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