For this last episode of the year, let’s celebrate Christmas in the tropics with the second interview of Franck, from Noumea’s tourist office in New Caledonia! If you haven’t listened to our first conversation yet, it was episode 28 of French Voices.
In this episode, we’re going more in depth into the past convict history of New Caledonia – which is somewhat similar to Australia’s history. The second part of the episode will be about food, plants, animals and typical souvenirs from New Caledonia. And finally, Franck and I will compare the French and Caledonian lifestyles, and also talk about the major industries / sources of income of New Caledonia.
[06 min 09 sec] A national holiday
[10 min 25 sec] The history of New Caledonia: first settlements
[13 min 35 sec] The deportation of convicts
[16 min 29 sec] More food variety in New Caledonia
[18 min 14 sec] Fauna and flora
[21 min 03 sec] Souvenirs typically bought in New Caledonia
[24 min 02 sec] Comparing the French and Caledonian lifestyles
[25 min 50 sec] Industries of New Caledonia
[29 min 27 sec] Franck’s favourite place
Links & Resources
- Website (Nouméa Tourist Office) : office-tourisme.nc
- Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Office-de-Tourisme-de-Noum%C3%A9a-360750664084558/
- French Voices episode 28: “Discover New Caledonia (Part 1)”: www.frenchvoicespodcast.com/episode28
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Photos: Courtesy of Franck