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Best Free Tours in Grand-Bassam

Grand-Bassam is an underrated coastal town located on Ivory Coast, West Africa, and is known for its rich cultural heritage. This hidden gem was the first French colonial capital on Ivory Coast and played an important role in the country's economy during the colonial era. Today, the town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is famous for its colonial architecture, sandy beaches, and lively markets—all of which can be explored with engaging local guides on the Grand-Bassam free walking tours. If you want to explore the town's historic district in-depth, including stops at the very best monuments, book the Essential Grand-Bassam City Tour. For those who prefer to stroll through local markets and artisan workshops, there's the Grand-Bassam Artisan Tour. A reliable local guide will help you learn about traditional crafts such as weaving and pottery. So, what are you waiting for? Grand-Bassam is a fascinating town with a rich history and culture that is sure to delight adventurous travelers. Book your free walking tours in Grand-Bassam today!

Highlights of a Free Tour in Grand-Bassam

Grand-Bassam, the former colonial capital of Ivory Coast, is famous for its historical and cultural landmarks. For those interested in colonial history, the old buildings lining the streets of Grand-Bassam's old town are a sight to behold. One of the most iconic landmarks is the Maison Ganamet, the first colonial mansion ever built in town. Additionally, the Maison du Patrimoine, a colonial-era building that now serves as a museum, is another great spot to learn about the history of the town and the country. And make sure to miss out on the National Museum of Costume, which displays traditional Ivorian clothing and accessories, as well as artifacts related to the country's cultural heritage. The Palais de la Culture, a former governor's residence, now serves as a cultural center and art gallery and is a great place to learn about Ivorian art and culture. Finally, located not on the shore but in the middle of the new Grand-Bassam city, you will find the peculiar Lighthouse. Overall, the free tours in Grand-Bassam are sure to captivate any visitor.

Things to Do in Grand-Bassam

Despite its size, Grand-Bassam is bursting with exciting activities for tourists to explore and enjoy. Immerse yourself in the town's awe-inspiring French Colonial architecture and landmarks. Or, if you prefer a more tranquil experience, bask under the sun at one of its stunning beaches for some much-needed relaxation. For those looking for a more active experience, there are plenty of water sports available, such as surfing, paddleboarding, and kayaking. The town is also known for its traditional arts and crafts, including woodcarving, weaving, and pottery. Visitors can browse the local markets and shops to find unique souvenirs to take home. Another popular activity is to take a boat trip on the nearby Ebrie Lagoon, which offers beautiful views of the surrounding area. Grand-Bassam is an ideal destination for any adventure seeker seeking to soak in the history and culture of Ivory Coast and revel in breathtaking outdoor scenes. From its plethora of natural attractions like lakes, rivers, lagoons, and forests to exciting activities such as fishing or biking along trails - this locale has something for everyone!

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