Notre Dame Cathedral, Papeete

3.1
#4 of 13 in Historic Sites in French Polynesia
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. Arrange your visit to Notre Dame Cathedral and discover more family-friendly attractions in Papeete using our Papeete travel route planner .
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  • Saturday night service was in French, but we were mesmerized by the acapella Tahitian choir and the priest who looked like Jesus Christ. The parishioners were so friendly and offered us refreshments a...  more »
  • I came in to make a prayer. It was open early. There were people sleeping in the banks. The images had tropical flower arrangements. Impressed Me the immaculate Virgin in wood, exciting. It's very close to the market.
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