Rue de l'Alma, with its numerous boutiques and specialty shops, is Nouméa's most exclusive shopping street. Watch for the soldes sign, which indicates a sale.
While rue de l'Alma may be Nouméa's trendiest shopping street, the Latin Quarter is more fun to wander around and make little discoveries for yourself.
Nouméa has several smart shopping malls with many visitor-oriented shops, restaurants and activities offices.
The largest of these are the Galerie Palm Beach, 127 promenade Roger Laroque next to Le Nouvata on Anse Vata, the Center Commercial Baie des Citrons, promenade Roger Laroque, and the Port Plaisance Mall, 10 rue James Garnier, Baie des Pècheurs (green-line bus).
Ceremonial jade mace, a symbol of chieftainship.