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NEW CALEDONIA
FRENCH SOUTH PACIFIC TERRITORY
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NOUMEA
CALDOSHELL'S CREATION 
Address:12 avenue James Cook - Nouville, Noumea 
Tél / Fax : (687)28-73-08 
E-Mail : calshell@canl.ncl 
http://www.caledonet.nc/caldoshell/ 
Sculptures and Jewlery made of black coral, urchin crayons, Nouvelle-Calédonie (New Caledonia) Shells 

CENTRE COMMERCIAL DE LA BAIE DES CITRONS 
Address: Promenade Roger Laroque, Noumea. 
Very useful commercial mall, although not big but very well catered with estaurants, cafes, shops of all kinds from black pearls to beach wear. 

CURIOS LE LANTANA (Presents, souvenirs) 
Address: Anse vata, Noumea (near Park Royal Hotel) 
Tel.: (687)262584 
A small but comparatively interesting souvenir shop. 
Established since long ago, it has particularly become popular not only with Japanese tourists, but also Australian and New Zealanders. Warm welcome. 
Cards OK. 

ESPACE PHOTO VATA 
Address: B.P. 8061, Sud Anse Vata, 98807 Noumea 
Tel.: (687)262407 
Fax: (687)249872 
Great shop with loads of postcards and large posters. Also doubles up as a photographer. Fast photo development service available. 

JULIE DES ILES (original jewelry and objects) 
Address: 35, avenue du Marechal Foch (Le Village), Noumea 
Tel.: (687)281895 
Opening hours: 09:30~18:00. Closed on Sundays. 
Ms. Eileen Naturel has been selling her original creations in this minuscule boutique since 1996. All pieces on sale are unique. Covers a great use of red and blue coral and all kinds of natural stones, including amber, lapis lazuli, agate, mother of pearl, jade, as well as natural fibers. 
Have a look at her pottery, water colours, table mats, etc. 
Cards OK 

MAROCUIR DIFFUSION 
Address: Galerie Palm Beach, Anse Vata, Noumea, 98807 
Tel.: (687)264909 
Fax: (687)254219 
E-Mail: crouvray@canl.nc 
Opening hours: 09:00~12:00, 15:45~18:30, 15:00~18:30 on Sundays 
A shop well stocked witht he latest in bags and sweaters and shirts from famous French brands: Jean-Paul Gaultier, Ines de la Fressange, Soco, etc. 
Provides duty-free service at airport. 
Cards OK 

MUNICIPAL MARKET (MARCHE MUNICIPAL) 
Address: baie de la Moselle, Noumea 
Opening hours: 10:00~16:45 
Closed on Mondays. 
Visit the festive market for a daily feast of scent and colours: exotic fruits, vegetables and fresh local fish and crustaceans, especially squillas and lobsters. Numerous stands with ready-to-eat Vietnamese food, too. 

PLACE DES COCOTIERS & ANSE VATA STORES 
Coffee lovers will testify that New Caledonia's beans, grown in the shade, are some of the world's best. 
take the time to discover local Kanak crafts: sculpted objects on wood and jade. Caledonian stones. Polisged shells. Black pearls from Tahiti. Available in stores around place des Cocotiers Square and along Anse-Vata Bay. 

PORT PLAISANCE MALL 
Address: Port Plaisance, 98830, Noumea (Located between the city and the beaches by the Port Plaisance Marina) 
This "Mall" actually caters for everything and everybody: fashion shops, household articles, banks,a nd a great supermarket with all the traditonal food from France at very reasonable prices (Cards OK). 

(LE) VILLAGE 
Address: Avenue Marechal Foch, Noumea. 
One of the first all-purpose malls in Noumea, with restaurants, cafes and shops of all kinds. 
Worth spending half a day there and taking lunch or coffee at same time.