Cathédrale Notre-Dame

Cathedral in Pape'ete

Taking pride of place in the centre of town is the Cathédrale Notre-Dame.

The cathedral’s story began in 1856, when plans were hatched for it to be built of stone imported from Australia, with a doorway carved out of granite from Mangareva in the Gambier Archipelago. Construction on the cathedral began, but then the money ran out; the original edifice was demolished in 1867, and a smaller cathedral was finally completed in 1875.


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