Considered as the most southern city in Senegal, Ziguinchor perfectly illustrates the multi-ethnic character of Senegal. Indeed, this city shelters all the socio-cultural communities present in Senegal and in the bordering countries of this West African region. Culture buff, Ziguinchor organizes numerous events every year: annual carnival, international festival of traditional music, etc.
For lovers of beautiful stones, visits to Saint Anthony of Padua Cathedral and the Santhiaba Mosque are a must. Indeed, these places appear on the list of classified historic monuments.
The Alliance Française building, the cultural center, combines contemporary architecture, local materials and traditional motifs.