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Cruises visiting Cotonou & all Cotonou cruises for  2019-2020-2021

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Cotonou is the largest and most important city of the Republic of Benin, situated in the Gulf of Africa to the west of Nigeria. A majority of the population live on its small southern coastline. While the official language is French, several other languages are commonly spoken. The main attractions here include: the Roman Catholic Cotonou Cathedral noted for its distinct burgundy-and-white-striped tiled architecture; the near-by Ancien Pont Bridge and the Cotonou Central Mosque. Then there’s the Dantokpa Market, situated at the end of the French Boulevard St Michel, a colourful craft market with several boutiques and where bargaining is the order of the day.

Nearby Porto Novo just 30km away is of interest to historians. Landmarks include: The Porto Novo Museum of Ethnography that contains a large collection of Yoruba masks and items on the history of the country; King Toffa’s Palace that is now a museum detailing the lives of African royalty; and Jardin Place Jean Bayol, a large plaza that contains a statue of the first King of Porto-Novo. Then there’s the da Silva Museum of Benin history, and the Governor’s home which is the centre of the national legislature.

Another place to check out is the Ganvie, which to the local and other tourists who have visited is treated as Africa’s Venice, because it is a small village that was built on stakes in the middle of a lake. This is just 30 minutes by road from Cotonou. A motorcycle taxi (Zemidjan) is a fascinating way to travel to the various locations. The slave port of Ouidah with many historical sites and museums is 40 km west of Cotonou, while Abomey, the ancient capital of Dahomey, is 100 km to the north. Cotonou and is certainly a great place for tourists to hang out and relax.

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