Thursday, 1 August 2013

Bienvenue a Cotonou!

 
Cotonou is the largest city and economic capital of Benin Republic, situated next to Nigeria in the west of the African continent. Benin Republic was colonized by the France, hence the official language in Cotonou is French.
With a population of about 1.2 million inhabitants, Cotonou lies between the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Nokoue.





 
 
Amongst the main sights in Cotonou are:
 
 Notre Dame des Apôtres, located near the Ancien Pont. It is noted for its distinct burgundy-and-white-striped tiles. The cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cotonou.

 
 
 
Ancien Pont Bridge




Dantokpa Market (Marche Tokpa)

Ganvie: Ganvie is a popular tourist attraction.  It is a village on stilts in the lagoon, located a few kilometres to the north, just outside of Cotonou.



 
 
(Courtesy Wikipedia)

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