Abidjan Off The Beaten Path

  • Off The Beaten Path
    by Pete.Gibson
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by Pete.Gibson
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by Pete.Gibson

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    Any Ideas?

    by Pete.Gibson Written Oct 18, 2005

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    I must admit i left this one to last, i visited one evening it had traditional dancing and these stilt villas which could be rented out, it was a rather nice location on the Lagoon, and would have been a good place to stay, Prehaps someone knows where this is?

    I've added three photos to assist identification

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    Grand Bassam, colonial buildings

    by sachara Written Apr 23, 2005

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    Grand Bassam

    The buildings of the colonial era in Grand Bassam are built between 1894 and 1920. All these buildings are in the old section of the town near the water. It is a pity, but many buildings are in various stages of decay.

    Some are restored like the governorshouse (now a museum) and the townhall.

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    Grand Bassam

    by sachara Written Apr 23, 2005

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    Grand Bassam

    43 KM east of Abidjan we visited Grand Bassam. At the narrow strip between the lagoon and the ocean, the Old Town the French colonist set up their capital, separated from the locals at the other side of the lagoon.

    In 1893 Grand Bassam was declared to be the capital of the french colony. But six years later a yellow fever epidemic broke out and the French people left the area for Bingerville.

    Now you will find only the remnants of that bygone era. Nowadays the people of Abidjan come to this place for the sun and the beach.

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    Two places offer unique...

    by evliyasems Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Two places offer unique evening dining experiences. The Village Ki-Yi, which serves an informal buffet in a garden atmosphere. Guests are treated to a dance performance by the Group Ki-Yi, an established dance company that portrays a number of West African ethnic groups.

    More formal is the Wafou Dinner Club, where patrons are seated at tables offering a splendid view of the stage in a small indoor arena that boasts a most unusual décor. Here the performance is slicker with mood lighting and theatrics thrown in.

    In the daytime, the Treichville Market is a haven for bargain hunters.

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    Grand Bassam. Former capital...

    by VTShounen Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Grand Bassam. Former capital of the country, now it's a small town by the sea less than an hour away from Abidjan. Makes for an excellent day trip. Interesting old worn-down colonial buildings, lots of crafts for sale along the road leading into town.

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    Fishing villages

    by Pete.Gibson Written Oct 3, 2005

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    There are a number of small fishing communities dotted along the lagoons,and the locals will make you very welcome

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    Road side souvenirs

    by Pete.Gibson Written Sep 22, 2005

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    Stalls along the road

    On the road between Abidjan and Grand Bassam you come across loads of stalls the wood carvings depicting the Colonial french are very good value, I just hope the tourists come back one day

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    Grand Bassam, lagoon

    by sachara Written Apr 23, 2005

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    Grand Bassam, lagoon

    The Ebrie lagoon divided Gran Bassam in Ancient Bassam, the former French colony at a small strip of land along the ocean and Nouveau Bassam at the mainland.

    Grand Bassam lies 45 KM east of Abidjan.

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