Now for some points of interest from our foot journey around Nouméa, capital city of New Caledonia. One of those sights is Nouméa Saint Joseph Cathedral. And while it may not look very opulent by European standards on the outside . . .
. . . it is nevertheless impressive on the inside:
Northwest of Nouméa Cathedral is Nouméa’s weekend gathering place, the Place des Cocotiers, or Coconut Square. Place des Cocotiers is a large, lush central-city park.
Your foot tour will also reveal some exquisite examples of colonial-style architecture with sweeping verandas.
Ursula and I also found the shops quite charming and often colorful.
The foot route from Place des Cocotiers to Port Moselle will take you through Nouméa Polynesia Chinatown.
You’ll know it when you get there. The entrance is quite unmistakable.
It couldn’t be better marked. You also find here a statue dedicated to Vietnamese immigrants
Of course, Chinatown anywhere wouldn’t be Chinatown if it were festooned with colorful lanterns and other bright adornments.