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The best place to buy local crafts in Lome

When visiting Lome and needing souvenirs, this is the spot. Of special interest should be the... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2018
New York City
A chance to support local artists without pressure to buy!

It's not a very big place but it does provide a full range of local trades including painting... read more

Reviewed December 14, 2016
United Kingdom
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Mar 4, 2018
“The best place to buy local crafts in Lome”
Dec 14, 2016
“A chance to support local artists without pressure to buy!”
Avenue du Nouveau Marche, Lome, Togo
+228 22 21 68 07
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

When visiting Lome and needing souvenirs, this is the spot. Of special interest should be the batik died cloth paintings. These are cloths with strikingly beautiful scenes of African village life and African fauna. Prices are affordable and all sorts of textiles and carved wood...More

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Reviewed December 14, 2016

It's not a very big place but it does provide a full range of local trades including painting, textiles, shoe-making, wood carving etc. You can walk around at your own pace without the constant pressure to "look for free" and the artists are happy to...More

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Reviewed September 15, 2016

The Village Artisanal in Lome - Togo it is a good place to visit if you are a tourist arrives in Togo . It is an opportunity for you to buy things to offer to the family or friends back home . You will be...More

Thank TEVI L
Reviewed July 23, 2016

Great low stress way of looking at and buying local crafts. A range of souvenirs are available - word work, ceramics, fabrics etc. The prices seemed reasonable and the environments is a lot less intense and pushy than in the grand marche. Well worth a...More

Thank mje1398
Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

I live in Togo and frequent this market. Good place to get gifts or souvenirs at reasonable prices. Less pressure than in the street markets but you should still negotiate prices. This market is aimed towards tourists and for the most part each shop owner...More

1  Thank AndyandAmy
Reviewed June 13, 2016

This is much better place than Grand Marche to see art work and estimate the price. There is not so much pressure from vendors and first asking price is more reasonable. You still have to bargain and get it for 50% od asking price. Selection...More

Thank UkrainianKiev
Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

It is a must visit for anyone who likes to explore african handicraft. We can see the people working and can shop at the same time. They are normally very gentle and dont pressurize to buy. Prices are normally nominal but a little bargaining will...More

1  Thank monsejour
Reviewed March 7, 2015

I live in Lome and stop by often to see new offerings by the artisans here. This is a nice, contained market with shops along a courtyard, so it's ok to go to with children. You can watch many of the artisans at work on...More

1  Thank lotsotravel
Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stopped here on our back from a VooDoo ceremony. Our guide said this was about the best place to buy souvenirs - and he was right. There is a fair selection of African materials and it is displayed in stalls as opposed to sitting...More

4  Thank trainfan2000
Reviewed March 28, 2014

A few shops located within a large courtyard. More than a dozen stalls offering pagnes, wooden sculptures, painting, cards and bookmarks, pottery, etc. No pressure from any artisans and nobody will neither follow you or try to sell you a tour/be your guide. All artisans...More

1  Thank MarySL00
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