A destination that would be wrong to book for honeymoons, New Caledonia has so much to teach us, about our history, cultural differences and generosity and sharing. The "Pebble" is a raw jewel like nickel that its depths conceal, which is softened and shaped as the encounters take place. Nouméa, a modern and Europeanized capital, is home to most of the territory's population. It is bordered by beautiful turquoise beaches offering a wide range of water sports: sailing, kitesurfing, scuba diving, water taxi rides, kayaking or simply exploring with palm-top mask and tuba. Nouméa is also home to the must-see Tjibaou Cultural Centre, an architectural marvel and a window on local culture. The rest of the large island stretches over 400 km of wild and arid landscapes in the west and tropical landscapes in the east. In between, the Poingam Peninsula, to the far north, is populated by wild horses and marks the fragile boundary between purple-tinged land and an almost translucent sea. To the west, the three islands Loyalty Maré, Lifou and Ouvéa each have their own personality and traditions. We will walk for a long time on idyllic beaches, observing the colourful seabed or unique rock formations while enjoying a cuisine composed mainly of seafood and fish caught to measure. Finally, in the very south, the Isle of Pines is the ultimate treasure of Caledonia, the one you would like to keep just for yourself, almost unreal.