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Top 10 souvenir shops in Nouméa

Anaëlle and Steven's good ideas

Looking for a meaningful souvenir that encapsulates the vibrant culture of New Caledonia? Explore our curated selection of the top 10 shops in Nouméa, featuring everything from jewellery, decor, and clothing to books and natural cosmetics. Find treasures that embody the essence of New Caledonia and delight your senses with their stories.

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Anaëlle and Steven are content creators who have recently settled in New Caledonia. For NCT, they agreed to share their favourite places and other good ideas, which they document in photos and videos during their getaways. From the mainland to the islands, from their favourite walks to the best shopping spots, Anaëlle and Steven take you on a journey to discover the must-see attractions in New Caledonia. Follow their adventures on @anaellechretienoff and @stevenlqr.

What we really love about New Caledonia is the diversity of its landscapes, from the sea to the mountains.

Anaëlle and Steven

Les Arts du Pacifique

Handcrafted treasures and island flavours

Les Arts du Pacifique boutique, nestled in the La Promenade complex at Anse Vata, stands out as a beloved gem in Nouméa.

Stepping inside, we were immediately drawn to the rich tapestry of offerings curated by over 80 local artisans, artists, and producers endorsed by ARDICI. From unique creations to locally sourced delicacies and natural cosmetics, every item exudes the essence of the archipelago. It’s the perfect spot to discover original gifts or cherishable mementos of your travels.

Beyond mere commerce, Les Arts du Pacifique extends a warm and personalised welcome to each visitor, fostering a sense of community and connection. By choosing to support this boutique, you not only contribute to the local economy but also carry home a piece of authentic New Caledonian spirit.


Celebrating traditional Melanesian fashion

Ideally placed near Place des Cocotiers, Métissage boutique beckons to fashion enthusiasts with its unique offerings. This brand distinguishes itself with its Melanesian dresses, innovative cross-cultural designs, and intricately woven crowns. Métissage celebrates Oceania through motifs inspired by the cultural tapestry of the Pacific, seamlessly woven into hand-dyed fabrics. This meticulous approach preserves the artisanal authenticity of each creation, ensuring that every piece tells a story of cultural richness and artistic expression.


Arts and crafts, and natural cosmetics

Coccoloba, found in the vibrant Baie des Citrons, is a true gem showcasing the rich tapestry of New Caledonian arts and crafts. This boutique offers the perfect spot to discover one-of-a-kind gifts or treat oneself to authentic souvenirs from the archipelago. Upon entering, we were greeted by a delightful array of pottery, textiles dyed with natural pigments, intricate sculptures, exquisite jewellery, artisanal soaps, and finely crafted leather goods.

Our visit was further enriched by not only perusing the permanent collections but also immersing ourselves in temporary exhibitions that highlighted emerging talents. Captivated by the diverse offerings, we couldn’t resist taking home a magnificent carved wood lamp, now a cherished memento evoking fond memories of our time in New Caledonia.

The Moselle Market

Where New Caledonian culture comes to life

At Marché de Moselle, local craftsmanship takes centre stage, offering an enchanting array of traditional jewellery, textiles, cosmetics, wood carvings, and more as you wander through its bustling aisles. From hand-woven garments to delectable gourmet products to savour on the spot or pack away for later indulgence, every item found here has a story to tell.

Beyond its offerings, the market serves as a lively hub of Nouméa‘s culture, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in its vibrant rhythm and bask in the warm hospitality of the locals.

Located at Port Moselle, just a stone’s throw from Place des Cocotiers and the Latin Quarter, Nouméa’s municipal market opens its doors from Tuesday to Sunday. After exploring the market’s delights, we savoured a leisurely stroll along the quay before indulging in a gourmet interlude at the “Le Bout du Monde” bar.

Les Marques Calédoniennes

Authentic New Caledonian style

Les Marques Calédoniennes epitomise the essence of island living and the vibrant creativity of New Caledonia, known locally as the “Caillou”. Located in the heart of Nouméa, between Place des Cocotiers and Quai Ferry, this expansive 350 m² concept store stands as the ultimate haven for 100% Caledonian fashion.

Within its walls, esteemed local brands such as Tricot Rayé, Stockmen, Terre d’Origine, Les Nouzautes, and Tapa’o Tiki showcase their unique creations, each bearing the distinctive mark of New Caledonian craftsmanship and ambiance. Whether you’re seeking a stylish garment, a cherished souvenir, or an awe-inducing home decor piece, you’re certain to find it here while championing the local economy alongside us.

La Maison de la Perle

Radiance of Pacific Pearls

Renowned for its expertise in Tahitian pearls, the Maison de la Perle is a venerable institution nestled in the heart of Nouméa. For over three decades, its team of jeweller-designers has meticulously crafted and showcased handcrafted jewellery in 18-carat gold or rhodium-plated silver.

Perched atop Place des Cocotiers, Maison de la Perle distinguishes itself not only through the superior quality of its handpicked pearls but also through the ingenuity of its designs. From exquisite necklaces to elegant bracelets, beautiful earrings to timeless rings, each piece is a testament to exceptional craftsmanship.

Noteworthy: Maison de la Perle exclusively sources its pearls from a select group of renowned pearl farmers, ensuring the unrivalled quality and authenticity of each Tahitian pearl adorning their creations.

La Boutique Partagée

Showcasing the creativity and passion of local artists

In the vibrant Motor Pool district, La Boutique Partagée stands as a beacon of creativity and collaboration, where New Caledonia’s diverse talents converge. This dynamic space serves as a nexus for local artisans who share a common ethos of ethics and eco-responsibility.

As we wandered the aisles of La Boutique Partagée, we discovered a wide range of original creations spanning fashion, home decor, jewellery, books, and stationery. Each piece is meticulously crafted by artisans certified by ARDICI, ensuring high-quality products that support local craftsmanship and sustainable production practices.

Whether you’re seeking a unique gift for an art enthusiast, a captivating read steeped in local narratives, or natural, eco-friendly products for a discerning individual, La Boutique Partagée boasts a curated selection that caters to every taste and preference.

L’Occitane en Provence

Local scents and natural beauty

Also located within the La Promenade complex, just moments away from the tranquil lagoon and downtown, the L’Occitane en Provence boutique beckons as an oasis of well-being. True to its commitment to natural and sustainable beauty, the brand offers an extensive selection of cosmetic products and home fragrances, inviting you on a delightful sensory voyage.

Of particular allure to Steven and me was the captivating range of locally scented products, each exuding an irresistible essence that captures the spirit of New Caledonia. These aromatic treasures serve as exquisite gift options, encapsulating the unique essence of the region.

Calédo Livres

Unveiling the soul of New Caledonia through literature

Among the books, you’re sure to find a vibrant narrative, inviting you to discover or rediscover the colours, flavours, and stories that make the island and its people so unique.

Hidden in the heart of Place des Cocotiers, Calédo Livres is a literary oasis dedicated to promoting the diverse literature of New Caledonia and the wider Oceania region.

Within its walls, you’ll unearth a treasure trove of enchanting novels that whisk you away to the island’s lush landscapes, historical tapestries, and fascinating legends. From whimsical comics and children’s albums that ignite imaginations to gripping fiction that keeps readers spellbound, each book serves as a portal into the vibrant tapestry of local culture.

Amidst the shelves, you’re certain to encounter narratives teeming with vivid imagery and profound insights, beckoning you to immerse yourself in the kaleidoscope of colours, flavours, and tales that define the island and its people.

Blue Barrel

Eco-responsible fashion

Found within the La Promenade complex at Anse Vata, Blue Barrel calls to outdoor adventurers and eco-conscious fashion aficionados alike. Our visit to this haven left us enamoured with its diverse array of products and unique suspended walkway. Rooted in an ethical and ecological spirit, Blue Barrel curates a selection of surf wear and outdoor gear that seamlessly blends style with sustainability. From eco-responsible toys to thoughtful gifts, each product reflects a commitment to mindful consumption.

With collections catering to both children and adults, Blue Barrel promises to delight young explorers and nature enthusiasts alike with its varied selection of eco-friendly treasures.

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