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Marche des Fleurs

Street R1. 221, Douala, Cameroon
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Propably best and savest place to go souvenir shopping in Douala. But it's better to avoid the maze... read more

Reviewed December 23, 2017
MarinaS4
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Zurich, Switzerland
local craft market

If you are looking for some souvenir or gift to take back home. This is a nice place to be. Be... read more

Reviewed December 3, 2017
Spurkait
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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  • Average40%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“fresh flowers” (3 reviews)
“craft market” (2 reviews)
“perfect place” (2 reviews)
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Street R1. 221, Douala, Cameroon
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Reviewed December 23, 2017

Propably best and savest place to go souvenir shopping in Douala. But it's better to avoid the maze that is right opposite the parking slot. It's better to turn to the right and check out the shops that are around the tree and the little...More

3  Thank MarinaS4
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Reviewed December 3, 2017

If you are looking for some souvenir or gift to take back home. This is a nice place to be. Be ready to negotiate, and always offer half or less what the vendor ask you first time. For example I took 3 fridge magnet, the...More

Thank Spurkait
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Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

The Marche des Fleurs is definitely worth stopping at. Street side flower vendors selling a variety of cut flowers and arrangements. Less hectic than the adjacent Marche Artisanal which probably has more tourist appeal. Haggle fiercely if you do go shopping - the flowers are...More

Thank Matvl
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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Looking for fresh flowers then this is the place to visit. Lots of variety, you will need to bargain to get the best deal....

Thank NikhilMenon
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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

If you are foreigner and going into the market please be very very prepared for severe harassment and haggling from the shop vendors They follow you around and ask you to buy random stuff from them, non-stop. Also force you into their shops to buy...More

2  Thank 243janicew
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Reviewed April 26, 2017

not as big as I had expected, but still worth to stroll along the street with all the flower shops in Douala.

1  Thank michael c
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Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

We live in Cameroon and each time we return home we go to this market to buy gifts for the family. There really are some beautiful things. However, the prices are seriously inflated, the price you need to pay is normally a third of the...More

1  Thank Rachael C
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Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

The Marché des fleurs is one of my favorite markets in Central Africa for tribal art and all kinds of art craft. One can find arts from Cameroon and neighboring countries. Be prepared to bargain like in most markets. Very unusual setting as it is...More

Thank Stefano F
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Reviewed February 26, 2017

This is a very good place to find great Cameroonian gifts, arts & crafts, and souvenirs. Actually, if you are in Douala, and are looking for a souvenir or a gift to take abroad, this is the best place. The flowers are also very beautiful....More

Thank deboraflowers
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Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

Whether you are looking for beautiful flowers or arts for your home or a gift to a friend, this is your must-stop-spot. I recently got Valentine's Day gifts from here and they are overly loved. It's opened till around 7pm throughout the week and in...More

1  Thank Sweet_NK
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