Penal Colony History of New Caledonia

In 1863, New Caledonia followed in the footsteps of Australia as land of penal servitude. France follow the example of the British model. On this tour you will depart from the terminal in your guided air-conditioned motor coach, you will head to the Nouville Peninsula, the location of the first French convict colony in New Caledonia. Arriving at the penitentiary, your guide will take you through the tormented past of the convicts. Discover the little chapel, the administration building, the old bakery, as a museum today. Some of these building have been renovated over the years, but you are still able to gain an appreciation of the history and an insight into the harsh living conditions in New Caledonia in the early 19th century. Special Notes: To make your day as enjoyable as possible, please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and SPF30+ or higher factor sunscreen. Make sure to bring bottled water.
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    3 hours

  • Price

    Adult from $79.99
    Children (12 & under) from $69.99



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