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Grand-Bassam, Côte d'Ivoire

From series “The Most Impressive Abandoned Cities on the Planet”
Africa is also famous for its forsaken settlements and towns. If you are a walker through the unusual areas, don’t miss to visit the town of Grand-Bassam in Côte d'Ivoire. Hundreds of years ago a French colonial settlement located in this place. The city settled down in an impossibly beautiful area and was remarkable for its housing development. Initially it was a tourist centre with lots of guesthouses, and most beautiful parks and gardens. In 1896, the French Government decided to leave the city because of the regular outbreak of yellow fever. However, for a few more decades Grand-Bassam has remained the main tourist attraction and its infrastructure was being improved.

Grand-Bassam, Côte d'Ivoire In the 60s of the last century Grand-Bassam began to lose its former popularity and gradually fell into ruin. In 2012 the historical centre of the city was recognized a global sight and became a UNESKO heritage. The greatest value of the abandoned town are the architectural monuments that maintained their impressive appearance despite the town’s difficult period. Unique monuments that date back to the old colonial days are surrounded by dense vegetation which is not peculiar to this area. Grand- Bassam really looks like a wonderful oasis-mirage from the past. Next - Ravenswood

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Elias' located in 31 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Sixt location de voitures' is located in 22 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Station service Shell' in 0.67 km
Supermarket: 'Bon Prix' in 0.77 km
Parking: 'parking de l'aéroport' in 23 km
Apotheek: 'Pharmacie du marche' in 0.62 km
Police station: 'Police Station' in 0.91 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Maquis La Plage' in 0.46 km
Railway station: 'Train Station' in 33 km
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