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New Caledonia


Business hours

Government offices and most private businesses are open Monday to Friday from 7.30am or 8am to 4pm or 5pm, closing between 11.30am and 1.30pm. The exceptions are the banks in Noumea and most post offices around New Caledonia, which remain open at lunchtime.

In general, shops are open weekdays from 7.30am to 11am and 2pm to 6pm, and Saturday from 8am or 9am to noon. However, some supermarkets often don't close for lunch and are open all day Saturday and Sunday morning.

Sunday is extremely quiet throughout New Caledonia.

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