Grand-Bassam Travel Guide

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Grand-Bassam Overview

The French Admiral Méquet founded Grand-Bassam around 1842, it became the capital of the colony of Cote d'Ivoire in 1893 until 1896 but it remained for a long time the only port of Cote d'Ivoire.
Ancien Bassam, between the sea and the lagoon is a World Heritage Site with a lot of hotels, souvenier shops and restaurants.
Nouveau Bassam on the other side of the lagoon is today the comercial center.

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