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“Vibrant urban market”
Review of Grand Marche

Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Lome
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
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Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Chicago, Illinois
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“Vibrant urban market”
Reviewed April 16, 2010

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.

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“Lomé Grand Marche Experience”
Reviewed January 1, 2007

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.

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