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Notre Dame Cathedral, Papeete

(3.1/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A great experience to reflect and take in the peacefulness of the building and the wonderful things inside that make the Cathedral so special. Similar in some ways to the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris...  more »
  • Place not to be missed. To pray. Offer to all who go there calm, moments of personal collection, a simplistic but nice design. One of the emblem (s) from Tahiti to especially not to be missed.
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  • We visited shortly before Christmas, when decorations were being put up. As the oldest Catholic church on the island there is a lot of history here.