The main urban center and economic capital of Côte d’Ivoire, Abidjan is located on the Atlantic coast, in the south of the country. This West African cultural crossroads is recognized for its strong industrial growth and rampant urbanization. The pearl of the lagoons, as it is called, is a very lively city where life is good. Each year, it hosts numerous events such as FEMUA, the grill festival and Abidjan, capital of laughter.
Former capital of Côte d’Ivoire, Grand Bassam is a seaside resort near the city of Abidjan. A wonder to visit absolutely. The city is captivating because of its rich colonial heritage and its many craft centers. The beach, lined with palm trees, is a must-see destination for tourists visiting the Ivory Coast
Saint Paul’s Cathedral symbolizes the country’s modern architecture. It is built in a very artistic way with its large cross which is turned towards the beautiful Ivorian capital. The impressive stained glass windows tell the story of the life of the church in Côte d’Ivoire.
Extending over an area of 2 hectares, the museum has over 15,210 local pieces from different cultures of Côte d’Ivoire. Visitors will discover ethnographic, archaeological, contemporary art collections, documents and archives on Ivorian cultural heritage.
In the heart of Abidjan, Banco Park is a remnant of the forest that once covered the Abidjan region. It contains species of wood that have become rare (mahogany, oatmeal, etc.). Discover many birds, monkeys. A dozen chimpanzees still live there. The landscaped trails will delight hiking and green tourism fanatics.
Want to get away from it all? The Ivorian capital is the ideal destination. Renowned for its many maquis on every street corner, Abidjan is a very active city. Vibrate to the rhythm of the offbeat coupé in one of these maquis or nightclubs that flood the city and discover an atypical gastronomy. Whatever the event or the period, “Babi” or “Abidjan la joie” as the people call it will amaze you.