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Bernheim Library, French Caledonia

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Gorgeous buildings

The Bernheim Library is a beautiful example of French Colonial architecture in Noumea. The grounds... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2016
Auckland Central, New Zealand
A delight

May not impress the average person, but as a librarian I was delighted to see a well stocked... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2013
Suzanne E
Toowoomba, Australia
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Mar 25, 2017
“Part of history”
Nov 6, 2016
“Charming Colonial Architecture”
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Avenue Foch and Rue de la Somme, Noumea, Grand Terre 98800, New Caledonia
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

Didn't spend enough time here - felt a little out of place - not speaking fluent French etc. But we were made welcome nonetheless.

Thank mary w
Reviewed 7 November 2016

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.

Thank dmittleman
Reviewed 11 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.

Thank Rosemary804
Reviewed 21 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 ....More

Thank Thomas S
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

Thank Darrel J
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.

Thank sylvain2noumea
Reviewed 28 October 2014

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

Thank JohnHC H
Reviewed 20 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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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.

Thank Funny_Rabbit
Reviewed 9 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.

Thank LC888
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