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Côte d'Ivoire's beating heart, Abidjan is situated on the Ébrié Lagoon with several peninsulas linked by bridges. It overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Guinea.
Once a small fishing village but today the commercial hub of Côte d'Ivoire, it is the second largest French-speaking city in the world and a seemingly endless sprawl across islands and lagoons, crowned by glittering skyscrapers and some of the best music in West Africa, including Coupé-Décalé, a popular dance music originating from Côte d'Ivoire.
Under the rule of late president Felix Houphouët-Boigny, Abidjan grew in size and earned the soubriquet 'the Paris of West Africa.' It boasts wide streets, lush garden squares, spectacular buildings, such as the St. Paul's Cathedral, La Pyramide and other interesting structures by international architects, in addition to fascinating attractions, such as the markets of Treichville and Cocody.
Wildlife enthusiasts will definitely want to visit Banco National Park, a relic of the primary forest that once covered the area of Abidjan and home to a vast array of hardwoods, flowers, bushes and animals.
Grand Bassam beaches: Stroll along the long strip of white sand backed by palm orchards.
Yamoussoukro, the official capital of Côte d'Ivoire, with its huge basilica floating on the landscape like a mirage, and the sacred crocodiles, which guard the presidential palace.