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“Nice craft market with good variety of goods”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Marche des Fleurs

Marche des Fleurs
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Douala
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“Nice craft market with good variety of goods”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2011

The Marche des Fleurs in Douala-Bonapriso is a very good market showcasing Cameroonian wood products. While its not the best in Douala, it is the largest, most accessible collection of good work. Plus, it's on the main road towards the airport from downtown. Perfect place to get a gift before heading home.

Originally a flower market (which can still be seen on the east side of the market), it has expanding to about a hundred stalls selling all types of African crafts with an emphasis on Cameroonian wood products. It's not the best you'll get in Douala, but it is the most accessible.

If you live in the region or can ship furniture, don't skip the wicker furniture market just north of the parking lot. The parking lot, by the way is a little difficult to find but basically the entrance is at the north end of the flower dealers--follow a short 25-50 meter driveway into the parking lot at the center.

Visited November 2011
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