Noumea - view architectural design at the St Joseph Cathedral
The cathedral at St Joseph in Noumea is very French in its architectural design, which helps to explain why the city's nickname is “Little Paris”. The twin towers at the front of the cathedral are very unusual, as are the two clocks. The outside of the cathedral building is transformed at night when it is lit up, during certain times of the year, such as special festivals. The front facade is used as a projection for the lights, giving a myriad of colours and pictures.