Grand Bassam

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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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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 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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Cynthia

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Cynthia is situated in Abidjan, 1.3 km from UPS. Nautic Clinic is 2.4 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. All units are air conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$130

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Quai 40

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Quai 40 is situated in Abidjan, 100 metres from Nautic Clinic. Free private parking is available on site. Every room at this guest house is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$115

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Fatima

Set in the Cocody district in Abidjan, this air-conditioned apartment is 1.8 km from Ghana Embassy. Guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. A flat-screen TV is featured. Poly Clinic is 3. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$106

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Hotel La Cote du Repos

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Hotel La Cote du Repos is located in Abidjan. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with air conditioning. Private bathroom also comes with a shower. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Hotel Le Griffon

Hotel Le Griffon

Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and a terrace, Hotel Le Griffon offers pet-friendly accommodation in Abidjan, 3.4 km from Ghana Embassy. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and comes with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$97

$97-
Ave Maria

Ave Maria

Ave Maria is a villa with a sun terrace, located in Abidjan, 3.9 km from Ghana Embassy. The property is 5 km from Poly Clinic and free private parking is provided. The kitchen comes with an oven, a microwave and a fridge, as well as a coffee... Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$104

$104-
Onomo Abidjan

Onomo Abidjan

Featuring free WiFi, Onomo Abidjan offers pet-friendly accommodation in Abidjan. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and features a TV. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$105

$105-
Résidences Plein Sud

Résidences Plein Sud

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Résidences Plein Sud offers self-catering accommodation. Free WiFi access is available. Apartments at Résidences Plein Sud feature air conditioning, a balcony and a terrace. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$106

$106-
Fatima

Fatima

Set in the Cocody district in Abidjan, this air-conditioned apartment is 1.8 km from Ghana Embassy. Guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. A flat-screen TV is featured. Poly Clinic is 3. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$106

$106-
Attoban 2

Attoban 2

Located 2.2 km from Ghana Embassy, Attoban 2 offers accommodation in Abidjan. The apartment is 3.3 km from UNOCHA. Free private parking is available on site. The unit fitted with a kitchen with a microwave and fridge. A flat-screen TV is available. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$106

$106-
Residence Helios

Residence Helios

Set in the Cocody district in Abidjan, 3.1 km from Ghana Embassy, Residence Helios boasts a restaurant, bar and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$110

$110-
Le Wafou

Le Wafou

Set in the Marcory district in Abidjan, 1.5 km from UPS, Le Wafou boasts an outdoor pool and spa centre. There is a restaurant and guests can have fun at the water park. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$113

$113-
Amann Hotel spa Hammam Sauna

Amann Hotel spa Hammam Sauna

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Amann Hotel spa Hammam Sauna offers accommodation in Marcory. The hotel has a spa centre and hot spring bath, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$114

$114-
Quai 40

Quai 40

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Quai 40 is situated in Abidjan, 100 metres from Nautic Clinic. Free private parking is available on site. Every room at this guest house is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$115

$115-
Afrikland Hotel

Afrikland Hotel

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Afrikland Hotel offers pet-friendly accommodation in Grand-Bassam. The hotel has an outdoor pool and views of the sea, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$122

$122-
Heden Golf Hotel

Heden Golf Hotel

Offering views of the sea and pool, Heden Golf Hotel is set in Abidjan. The hotel has a year-round outdoor pool. Guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$122

$122-
Résidence la Signaré

Résidence la Signaré

Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and an outdoor pool, Résidence la Signaré offers pet-friendly accommodation in Abidjan, 400 metres from UPS. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$122

$122-
Bel appartement 4 pièces aux Deux Plateaux, Abidjan

Bel appartement 4 pièces aux Deux Plateaux, Abidjan

Situated in Cocody, this air-conditioned apartment features a terrace. Guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. There is a dining area and a kitchen complete with an oven and a microwave. A flat-screen TV is provided. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$122

$122-
Cynthia

Cynthia

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Cynthia is situated in Abidjan, 1.3 km from UPS. Nautic Clinic is 2.4 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. All units are air conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$130

$130-
Cosy Home

Cosy Home

Located in Abidjan, Cosy Home is 1.4 km from UPS. Nautic Clinic is 2.3 km from the property. Free WiFi is offered . Some units are air conditioned and include a seating area with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$138

$138-
Stanislas Maison d'hotes

Stanislas Maison d'hotes

Offering an outdoor pool and year-round outdoor pool, Stanislas Maison d'hotes is set in the Marcory district in Abidjan. The guest house has a barbecue and sun terrace, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$158

$158-

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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.
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