Grand Bassam

Grand Bassam, photo by Joker-x
Grand Bassam (photo by Joker-x)
 

Grand-Bassam is a city located on the southeastern coast of Côte d’Ivoire.

It was the French colonial capital city from 1893 until 1896, and remained a key seaport until the growth of Abidjan from the 1930s.

While the old city now has something of the aura of a ghost town, since large sections have been abandoned for decades, some of its earlier grandeur can still be seen as represented in its status as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The city is divided by the Ébrié Lagoon into two halves The more traveler-interesting Ancien Bassam is home to the grander colonial buildings, some of which have been restored. The district is also home to a cathedral and the Côte d’Ivoire National Museum of Costume.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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   Lonely Planet

 

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Resid Hotel

Resid Hotel

Resid Hotel is located in Abidjan. Each room here will provide you with air conditioning. There is also a dining table. Featuring a bath or shower, private bathroom also comes with free toiletries. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$49

$49-
Le Walebo Auberge

Le Walebo Auberge

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Le Walebo Auberge offers accommodation in Assinie. Free private parking is available on site. The nearest airport is Félix Houphouët-Boigny Airport, 53 km from Le Walebo Auberge. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$57

$57-
Hotel Restaurant La Playa

Hotel Restaurant La Playa

Offering an outdoor pool, barbecue and children's playground, Hotel Restaurant La Playa is located in Grand-Bassam. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$57

$57-
Studio Meuble Riviera Palmeraie Cocody

Studio Meuble Riviera Palmeraie Cocody

Located in Cocody, Studio Meuble Riviera Palmeraie Cocody is an apartment boasting a terrace. Guests benefit from balcony. Free WiFi is provided . The kitchen has a fridge and a stovetop. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is available. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$57

$57-
Residence Akwaba

Residence Akwaba

Featuring air conditioning, Residence Akwaba offers pet-friendly accommodation in Abidjan. Commercial Centre is 1 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. The accommodation has a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$57

$57-
Appart Meublé sur Abidjan

Appart Meublé sur Abidjan

Offering accommodation with air conditioning, Appart Meublé sur Abidjan is set in Abidjan, 3 km from Ghana Embassy. UNOCHA is 4.2 km from the property. Free WiFi is provided and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$57

$57-
Residence Lee

Residence Lee

Situated in Abidjan, this air-conditioned apartment features free WiFi and a terrace. The kitchen is equipped with a fridge. A flat-screen TV with cable channels is featured. Other facilities at Residence Lee include an outdoor pool. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$65

$65-
Residence Marius

Residence Marius

Located in Abidjan, 800 metres from UPS, Residence Marius features a sun terrace and views of the city. Commercial Centre is 1.8 km away. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$65

$65-
Bo jardin appartement deux plateaux 7eme tranche

Bo jardin appartement deux plateaux 7eme tranche

Bo jardin appartement deux plateaux 7eme tranche offers pet-friendly accommodation in Abidjan. The apartment is 2.1 km from Ghana Embassy. Free private parking is available on site. The kitchen comes with an oven. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$69

$69-
Chic appartement de 2 pièces

Chic appartement de 2 pièces

Chic appartement de 2 pièces offers accommodation in Abidjan. UPS is 1.1 km from the property. Free WiFi is provided . All units are air conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV. A microwave and fridge are also available, as well as a coffee... Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$73

$73-
Sol Béni

Sol Béni

Located in the Cocody district in Abidjan, 3.4 km from Ghana Embassy, Sol Béni boasts an outdoor pool and fitness centre. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$73

$73-
Villa Palmeraie

Villa Palmeraie

Villa Palmeraie is a villa with free WiFi throughout the property, set in Abidjan. It provides free private parking. A microwave and a fridge can be found in the kitchen. A flat-screen TV is featured. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$73

$73-
Résidences les lagunes

Résidences les lagunes

Offering a garden and sun terrace, Résidences les lagunes is set in Grand-Bassam. Free private parking is available on site. All units include a flat-screen TV. Some units feature a terrace and/or balcony with sea views. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$73

$73-
Hotel O Sole Mio

Hotel O Sole Mio

Offering a restaurant and a private beach area, Hotel O Sole Mio is located in Abidjan. Free Wi-Fi access is available. Rooms will provide you with air conditioning. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with free toiletries. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$78

$78-
Jardin d Eden II

Jardin d Eden II

Featuring free WiFi and a barbecue, Jardin d Eden II offers accommodation in Bingerville. The hotel has a terrace and views of the garden, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Rooms have a flat-screen TV. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$81

$81-
Kame Surf Camp

Kame Surf Camp

Located on the beach in Assinie, Kame Surf Camp offers guest accommodation with the possibility to have surfing lessons and hire equipment on site. There is an on-site bar, which offers evening entertainment. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$81

$81-
Hotel Kenti Sejour

Hotel Kenti Sejour

Set in Abidjan, 700 metres from UPS, Hotel Kenti Sejour features air-conditioned rooms and free private parking. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. All rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$81

$81-

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Cultural
Historic Landmarks
The first capital of Côte d’Ivoire, the Historic Town of Grand-Bassam, is an example of a late 19th- and early 20th-century colonial town planned with quarters specializing in commerce, administration, housing for Europeans and for Africans. Among the remaining landmarks are:

Cathédrale du Sacré Cœur. Beautiful house of worship built by the French.

Mairie de Grand-Bassam (Town Hall). Recently restored French colonial building.

Old Post Office. An elegant building that has also been restored recently. No longer functions as a post office.

Palais de Justice (Law Courts). This building has not been as lucky as the other French colonial structures, and is in severe disrepair.

Musée National du Costume (Costume Museum). Housed in the former French governor's palace, it is a architectural gem with a large outer staircase. There are various displays on the local culture and lifestyles.
Other Interests:
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