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Notre Dame Cathedral, Papeete

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#4 of 9 in Historic Sites in French Polynesia
Church Tourist Spot
Enter a bright, warm, and welcoming church at Notre Dame Cathedral, whose late 19th-century structure represents one of the last remaining examples of early colonial architecture in Papeete. With its yellow exterior and red steeple, the gentle palette of colors blends in with the locale and the atmosphere of the town. Inside, the art and design represent both European and indigenous sensibilities, creating a synthesis that feels contemporary and engaging. You're encouraged to go in and look around, but do remember that it still functions as a place of worship. Plan to visit Notre Dame Cathedral during your Papeete vacation using our convenient Papeete vacation trip planner.
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  • Whilst in Papeete its hard not to notice the Cathedral which is visible form several areas of the town. Its a central focal point with its high tower. Impressive structure on the outside and pleasingl...  more »
  • An interesting building and landmark. From here there are lots of places to explore. Markets are not far away and it is only a short walk to the harbour.  more »
  • We stopped at this Cathedral for a minute of silence. There's nothing really that deserves to be mentioned and tea the other day around the church there are facilities in need
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Where to stay in Papeete

The best selection of hotels in Pape'ete is concentrated in the vicinity of the docks--a vibrant area with plenty of nightlife, and in close proximity to the bustling market. Options range from pricey international hotels to very affordable bed and breakfasts and family-run boarding houses. A little farther afield (and much higher up the price range), luxurious five-star resorts offer private beaches, pools, and bungalows above the gently lapping waves of the lagoon.
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