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Very convenient to stay, some good hotels, most of offices, banks, restaurants are in the neighbourhood. During the day you can walk around free and safe, during the night things can be more complicated, as shops are closed.
The plateau can be great and disappointing as well. Make sure you go to the rue des pagnes if you want to buy some local fabric. The cathedral us also a great place to visit. The old plateau with the big trees is also quite...More
Rue Chardy squawks and snorts from roosting sites on the city’s grid, unrestful
in its shop-front urgency, hustling with currency, phones and shoe polish.
Between the scarified buildings and the stymied cars winks the leering lagoon.
The traffic slows and grumbles, letting wafer-thin...More
Probalby one of the better places in Abidjan, but even at the PLATEAU there are different areas. Interesting are some open markets. Not possible to walk around because there are no reals walking areas.
As the financial and business center, and historic center as well to a large degree, this is a must see. However, it is not the first option to stay in Abidjan, as this gets deserted quickly in the evening, and is not really fun to...More
very busy and crowded place in Abidjan, the capital of Ivory Coast. in daytime, it gets super busy. a lot of offices, business centres, cafes and restaurants are located here. but at night it gets quite barren. not very posh like ZOne 4 or some...More
I visited Plateau several times, last time with my parents and friends. I wanted to show them Abidjan Café, but it was closed by 7pm. We went there by boat from Gare Lagunaire at Blockhaus for meagre CFA 120. Then we walked from Plateau Gare...More
I've always loved the Plateau. It's one of West Africa's most interesting urban environments. Although it is aging and many buildings are now showing signs of decay, renovations are going on, and the Plateau is seeing a renaissance in some places. Absolutely unique in West...More
The Plateau is a thriving and middle class established area in which many nice restaurants and the best B&B's are located. With every house and restaurant having its own security it is also relatively safe to stay and wander although, at first, these security measures...More