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Lifou CULTURAL HERITAGE

House of vanilla

From growing to tasting, discover the secrets of vanilla, its history, and its evolution.

The House of Vanilla, located in the Hnathalo tribal village, invites you to discover all the secrets of vanilla, from its history to its cultivation and preparation techniques. Pods, vanilla powder, and other vanilla-based products are available for sale.

DESCRIPTION

  • Equipment :
  • Car park
  • Private parking
  • Services :
  • Booking obligatory
  • Shop
  • Tourist brochures
  • Guided tours

Welcome supplement

  • Visit to a vanilla plantation and an animal park, with a tasting of vanilla-flavoured coffee

Spoken languages

  • French

OPENING

  • From 01/01 to 31/12 between 7.30 am and 5 pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Monday to Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Payment method accepted

  • Chèque
  • Espèces

CONTACTS

PRICES

 Drying unit visit: from 500 XPF
Visit to the vanilla plantation, animal park and tasting of vanilla coffee: 
Adult: 500 XPF
Child (under 12): 100 XPF

Vanilla bean sale: 980 XPF
Honey vanilla: 824 XPF
Books and magazines: 1,000 XPF

Vanilla-based cosmetics.
Essentials oils/Body milk: 950 XPF.

See also

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Memorial to the Ouvéa Nineteen
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Memorial to the Ouvéa Nineteen

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Church of Saint-Michel
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Church of Saint-Michel

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La Roche mission
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La Roche mission

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Monument dedicated to the arrival of the Gospel
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Monument dedicated to the arrival of the Gospel

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Pénélo church
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Church of St. Francis Xavier
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Church of the Sacred Heart of Wé
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Church of St. John the Baptist of Hnathalo

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St. Joseph's Church

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Church of the Holy Name of Mary

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Monument dedicated to the arrival of the Gospel
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Monument dedicated to the arrival of the Gospel

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Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes
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Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes

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