Grand Marche
8:00 AM - 6:50 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:50 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:50 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:50 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:50 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:50 PM
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Sunday
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TEVI L
LOME32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Business
The big market of Lome in Togo is near the Cathedral in Lome town .It is a good daily business place .It is full of people in the day .The market of two floors was burnt in January 2013 but it is still alive . If you come to Lome , please visit this place and see.You will find many shops and goos exposed for sale.You can buy African clothes and buy things with handicraftsmen.The market is noisy . You will see people from Ghana , Burkina Faso , Benin , Ivory Coast , Gabon , niger, Mali and other countries selling things or buying things .Here are my advices : Take care of your money , Don't accept the first price , bargain .If you have a Togolese friends, they can help you . Be clever! I am living about 15 Km from this big market.
Written February 18, 2015
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Canadian_Polar_Bear
Canada15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
One of the great experiences when visiting Lomé is shopping in the outdoor marketplace. Plenty of differnent types of merchants to barter with. Have to be both open minded and alert when entering this area. Lots of people tends to increase the likelyhood of unsavory individuals. Still most people are friendly and open when dealing with tourists. Just keep in mind that bartering is part of their livelihood and you have to negotiate to get the best price.

Must admit I was a little uncomfortable my first time but quickly learned to enjoy this truly authentic African shopping experience.
Written January 2, 2007
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rachels08
Chicago, IL44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Grand Marché was the highlight of my trip to Lomé, I think. It's incredibly vibrant - a beautiful example of organic order growing out of something that looks like chaos at first sight - as the indoor market and all the surrounding streets overflow with vendors selling everything imaginable. Definitely the place to go for wax-print cloth, which you'll find stacked in beautiful pyramids, and fresh baguettes with avocado.
Written April 16, 2010
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GMaroun
Beirut, Lebanon9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
I visited it many times last summer with family and local friends.
It is a very busy and vibrant place. you will like it if you like popular and busy places. you should have a local friend or trusty guide with you to guide to the best (lowest prices) merchants and to avoid thieves and some areas.
When buying, you should bargain.
Keep only a small amount of cash with you, do not hold your smart phone in a visible place.
You will find a lot of people who will exchange the dollars or euros for you.
In general Togolese people are very friendly and always smiling.
Written March 17, 2015
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luch_sveta
Minsk, Belarus35 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Solo
well, to my mind it's not the best place to moon over, but why not to tell you smth about it? you'll find there lots of handicrafts from wood, metall, leather: beads, necklaces, statues, fabrics, clothes, bags, masks, pictures, etc. the thing you should remember is that you need to bargain! you'd better choose several items and tell your price which is lower than the seller's one. of course, they recognize you as a tourist so they increase the price, but don't give up, bargain!
Written February 14, 2015
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born2travelit
Cesena, Italy17,137 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Friends
we have visited this market after two weeks trip in ghana, togo and benin...i havent found it particularly amazing..i mean, a huge market where u can find everything but nothing picturesque...
Written March 16, 2014
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AndyandAmy
Idaho Falls, ID35 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
First off, if it's your first time to West Africa go and see what the center of local trade is like, it's worth it. It can be fun, most things are from China and because Togo's port is the most used port for West Africa it's pretty much just stuff that locals use everyday. When buying African gifts or artifacts, just go to a smaller enclosed art market. That said as someone who's lived here for 6 years now, you don't need to put yourself through the craziness of this place to get things. All the things in the Grand Marche are available in safer less busy places in the city. It can be fun if you like to bargain. You can eat some food that Togolese eat while at work. It can be more enjoyable if you take a local. Also keep your money and belongings very close. Also be careful with the money exchange guys that are about. Use a bank unless you have a person you trust.
Written February 9, 2016
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Uloma Okoro
Lagos, Nigeria26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Family
You would love this place. You can get so many things to travel home with from the city. The prices are really good and there are always several options to chose from
Written April 26, 2016
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monsejour
15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Solo
One can shop from local handicrafts, clothes to almost all household items... It is a lot cheaper than buying things from anywhere in lome. One should take care of the belongings.
Written October 27, 2015
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malakal
Monrovia, Liberia71 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Solo
don't let convinced by phrases like "colored", "astounding", "typical" , specially if you're not black-skin person.
the local people really are not polite, the'll try to force you to buy their products even grabbing you from your arm. and worse> they believe that you are a rich man or you're a fool. One of the several bad experience that I had, was a disgusting guy trying to selling me a simple t-shirt -sport by USD 100, but thanks his "big discount" only asked USD30, (I bougth another one the day before at USD9).
The city by itself is not well kept. and you'll find these guys all around the streets.
I lost my time here. I wish never come back again.
Written January 8, 2015
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