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Bernheim Library, French Caledonia

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Address: Avenue Foch and Rue de la Somme, Noumea, Grand Terre 98800, New Caledonia
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Gorgeous buildings

The Bernheim Library is a beautiful example of French Colonial architecture in Noumea. The grounds and buildings are well worth a quick visit when heading up to the cathedral or... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 September 2016
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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This building is quite beautiful and a great example of what colonial Noumea would have looked like. The building is only open certain hours so make sure that you visit when it is open. Otherwise, just a quick look from the outside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

The Bernheim Library is a beautiful example of French Colonial architecture in Noumea. The grounds and buildings are well worth a quick visit when heading up to the cathedral or the Museum of New Caledonia from Place des Cocotiers.

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Thank Rosemary804
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

What a great find . I always visit libraries where ever I visit , this was a gem. its like walking around in another time , beautiful buildings all in the same style in an enclosed compound. A real find was the SALLE EIFFEL . a building pre cast in Paris and shipped over to Noumea designed by the great... More 

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Thank Thomas S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

The buildings are the main attraction & are worth a look in if you are in the area Colonial style architecture both external & internal is very appealing

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Thank Darrel J
Noumea, New Caledonia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

this library contains a lot of books , but most are in french. Nethertheway the building by itself is worth a glance, as its conception is by Eiffel, the same engeener who imagined the Eiffel tower in Paris. Entrance is free.

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Thank sylvain2noumea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2014

We went there to see an exhibition of how Rail helped to establish New Caledonia. The exhibits were excellent and staff helpful.

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Thank JohnHC H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2013

May not impress the average person, but as a librarian I was delighted to see a well stocked library being fully used. The architecture, old colonial, is impressive. Only for the enthusiast

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2013

I visited this place because I had nowhere else to go on Saturday. I love the architecture but it's probably only take about 10-15 mins to walk around the library.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2013

This can be done in 5 mins. Lack of things to do at Noumea brought us to this place. Otherwise, we wouldn't have visited.

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Thank LC888
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2012

What a fabulous Library come cultural facility. Well worth a few moments of your time just to come see the interior of the main libray and soak up the ambiance and marvel at the sweep & majesty of the staircase. Magazine and papers are available in English.

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