Notre Dame Cathedral, Papeete

3.2
#3 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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  • Was especially impressed by the depictions of familiar biblical scenes with a Tahitian influence...the stained glass windows and the wooden sculpture were definitely influenced by the sea and the peop...  more »
  • I loved seeing the island specific stained glass windows and the feeling inside was peaceful, cool, and welcoming.  more »
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