Fort Teremba, La Foa

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Fort Teremba is a former fort and a prison located near Moindou in New Caledonia, which came to be set up to house prisoners and the supervisory staff. The prisoners were brought to build road network Canala-Bourail-Boulouparis. It overlooks Teremba Bay (Uarai Bay), opposite the mouth of the La Foa River, 124 kilometres north of Noumea.The fort was further strengthened following the revolt by Kanak people against the French Colonial rule, in 1878, when they had besieged the prison. The fort was closed in 1898.
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  • While I fully understand that 'why should we speak English? this is New Caledonia' way of thinking from the locals, and as much as they hate to think it, English IS the international language. and in ...  more »
  • We leave to the discovery of the history of labor and New Caledonia, by browsing the various buildings, very well restored. Neutral tone, the explanations are very detailed and easy to access. Many scenes of life are restored in the month of October, a spectacular sound & light, with the theme, a moment of history of New Caledonia, is organized and a superb Fireworks ignited the fort closed this evening.
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  • The site is very well maintained. Very informative tour on the kanaks and the arrival of the caldoches. Many posters in very good condition. We have us totally immersed in the story. The entrance is between 6 and 7 euros seems to me. The site also offers light and sound shows. Very nice point of view. To do!
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  • Museum with lots of old stuff from the Frenchmen. It was an old jail a few decades ago. A must-see!
  • A fort which housed the convicts in the 1800s. Not in use now.
  • Former prison 1871-1919, completely renovated and animated by festival and shows. Initially j was skeptical then ultimately pleasantly surprised by a visit very interesting and well designed. Feel free to have a look
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  • Former prison, renovated by a team passionate about the modern history of New Caledonia. You will find the conditions of the convicts, tribes and the new settlers. Initially, a little bit skeptical of this ostere building and implanted in an isolated location, take a little time to read the signs to understand the richness of this place and enjoy the landscape from the tower. Out of here, you know more about the history of New Caledonia, but also on the history of the France of the nineteenth century.
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  • Great sound and light to teremba!
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