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New Caledonia has an enormous range of scenery and aspects.
It's an island full of diversity.

The scenery changes continuously throughout the "Grande Terre" and the islands:
an immense lagoon with a rich and well-protected marine life; beautiful picture-postcard beaches; mountains covered with dense forest; arid plains; mine sites; vast tracts of red earth; waterfalls, rivers and lakes; caves; primary forest, tropical dry forest and even a "drowned" forest.

A land of unique, preserved bio-diversity.

A land populated by diverse ethnic groups, living together in harmony whilst respecting the different traditional cultures.
A land full of little-known history.
A Melanesian land of intact ancient traditions.
A land marked by missionaries and explorers.
A land once reserved for convicts, characterised by Evangelists, constructed into "communes".
A land of nickel, both for today and for the future.
A land of strategic importance in the Pacific during the Second World War.
A land with a turbulent past; but also a land of reconciliation and welcome.

There are remains, traces and evidence of New Caledonia's past wherever you look. Melanesian traditional huts, colonial houses, convict prisons, American WWII corrugated-iron Quonsets are all part of scenery.
 

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