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New Caledonia is an island territory in the South-West Pacific, an autonomous dependency of France

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What are approved French travel agents whose organised trip grants Visa-free entry to French overseas territories

As per wikipedia, citizens from a group of developing countries (China, India etc) enjoy Visa-free entry of up to 15 days for each stay in New Caledonia and French Polynesia, for trips organized by an ...
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Convention d'Accueil [closed]

I have been offered a scientific research position (PostDoc) at Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) in New Caledonia for 1 year. I would like to apply for 'Long Stay Visa for Scientific-...
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What are these mysterious green balls in the sea in New Caledonia?

I was recently in Baie d'Oro, Ile des Pins, New Caledonia, and the lagoon had dozens of these mysterious green balls rolling around the sea bed: They varied in size from large grape to small grape, ...
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When and where can I buy alcohol in New Caledonia?

Supermarkets in New Caledonia have amazing selections of French wine and liquor, but half the time they seem to be roped off with "Closed" signs and I can't figure out the pattern: apparently 5 PM on ...
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Prepaid mobile plans with data in New Caledonia

I will soon be visiting New Caledonia for a week and would like to get a local SIM card with mobile data. What are my options?
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Transfers between La Tontouta (NOU) airport and Noumea

La Tontouta, the international airport for Noumea, New Caledonia, is located 45 km from the city and I'm having a hard time finding good information about transport options. With two adults and two ...
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Are tourists in New Caledonia safer from terrorism than in metropolitan France? [closed]

I haven't heard about any recent terrorist attacks in New Caledonia (there was one back in 1988, but that had government members as hostages, as opposed to tourists or other ordinary bystanders). ...
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What destinations does Air Calin class as long haul?

On the Air Calin economy class page, it has this to say about catering: On long-haul flights from Noumea, passengers are served meals blending the scents and savours of New Caledonia with gourmet ...
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Where can I find the official Duty Free allowances for New Caledonia?

I've tried searching for the Duty Free allowances for New Caledonia, but all I can seem to find are forum posts and summary information on duty free or airport websites. Some of these seem to conflict,...
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Is there a business class lounge at Noumea Tontouta airport?

For my upcoming trip to Noumea, the only seats left on the way home were in business class, so I'll be suffering the hardship of flying back at the pointy end... As I've had to pay more than planned ...
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Where do you collect hire cars at Noumea Tontouta airport?

The Noumea Tontouta airport website has a map of the main floor on their site, which just has an arrow pointing into the distance for hire cars. On the overall airport plan there doesn't seem to be ...
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Is it possible to rent a car on Île des Pins in New Caledonia?

Using a worryingly large slug of hotel loyalty points, I've just booked a two night stay on Île des Pins in New Caledonia, which is often called l'île la plus proche du paradis (the island the closest ...
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How widely spoken is English in New Caledonia (Nouvelle-Calédonie)?

As I understand it, French is the main common language in New Caledonia, spoken by almost everyone there, but often as a second language. The wikipedia article doesn't seem to mention much about ...
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Are there places to hire windsurfing gear in New Caledonia?

Having seen videos like this, I'm thinking that New Caledonia is looking like a pretty amazing place to go windsurfing! However, all the videos I've seen seem to have been done by people who brought ...