Marche du Mont-Bouet

Marche du Mont-Bouet, Libreville: Address, Phone Number, Marche du Mont-Bouet Reviews: 3.5/5

Marche du Mont-Bouet
3.5
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Near to the center of Libreville, the Marché du Mont-Bouët is the city's top market.
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tsareviews
Cape Town Central, South Africa638 contributions
theSouthAfricanreview
May 2018
great place to buy fabric. An immense array of vendors to choose from. The sights and smells are delicious and the people are friendly
Written June 10, 2018
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EllenT116
New York, NY178 contributions
Probably not much for a tourist
Jan 2018 • Couples
We walked up to the Marche du Mont Bouet on a hot and humid day. This market is HUGE. It extends over blocks and blocks. If you have never seen a market in a developing country, then check it out, but it's a rather sad place. It's VERY crowded and there are many merchants selling what looks like clothing that Goodwill couldn't sell. I do not say this disparagingly, but as an observation. Also, very little food is grown in Gabon, so the food stands were pretty much the same, with peanuts, okra, tomatoes, eggplant. I did not feel threatened at all, was wearing a purse (cross-body, zipped up) and instead of being harassed was actually ignored. I have heard that Gabon is dangerous, and that the market is filled with pickpockets, but nothing like that happened at all. From a safety perspective, using common sense will keep you safe. As a person of European origin and complexion, I cannot pretend to be local, and NOTHING BAD HAPPENED. That said, there isn't much to see in the market. It was hot and muddy. The most dangerous thing about the market is the broken sidewalks; most of the sidewalks in Libreville felt like obstacle courses, so the market is no worse than that. I see that others tout the market for interesting fabrics and all, so maybe we just missed them. Guide books mention that Gabon is not particularly known for crafts, which is what I would hope to find in a market. So it was a walk amid crowds. There are food vendors, of course, but it was too hot to eat anything.
Written January 27, 2018
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D X
Africa54 contributions
African Market
May 2016
Be ready for a typical African market, if you haven't seen one before. Everybody will tell it is a dangerous place, I didn't feel threatened at all. Just usual caution with pickpockets and no jewelry in evidence, of course. No slippers as the ground is very filthy but then...just the only place where to find fruit, vegetables, fabrics and everything else at affordable prices in hyper expensive Libreville.
Written June 24, 2016
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annie1801
Los Angeles, California24 contributions
Very typical african open market
Apr 2016 • Friends
You can find a lot of very interesting thing... like african fabric, all kind of luggages and purses, jewelry fake or gold and silver, local fruits and Veggies, Artisanal handcraft, etc... You need to go with somebody local, a man, because it's quite dangerous so be careful to keep you wallet, phone, camera, in a safe place.
Written June 1, 2016
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Samuel C
30 contributions
Lots of people
Mar 2016 • Friends
This local market is very very crowded. So many vendors. Some people likes to get photo taken (actually approaches and asks to be in the photo) and some gets upset when you are carrying a camera.

If you like to experience how Gabonese live, I'd recommend. However, always travel in group.
Written March 5, 2016
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Ameya V
Pune, India33 contributions
Lots of local crafts
Jun 2014 • Business
It's great for a visit to buy some souvenirs. Varied, colourful, inexpensive and often attractive, spending an hour chatting and bargaining with the shopkeepers can be fun. Try and buy from the shops from further within the market, better prices and better conversations.
Written March 13, 2015
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jojopagot
London, UK102 contributions
A crazy place
I have to marche mont-bouet it's the market in libreville where everyone meets everyone on the saturday morning. The worst days to go there would be at the end of the month saturday morning. You will regret it unless you enjoy being in that kind of environment otherwise during the week it is ok. You can find anything and everything there.
Written June 23, 2007
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