Parc National Nouabalé-Ndoki
These wide and powerful rapids on the Congo River at the outskirts of the city are where the Congo River gets nasty. Take a minibus to Pont Djoué from next to Centre Culturel Français. Most people observe the rapids from the nearby bar Site Touristique Les Rapides , but the best viewing is at the other end, down the sandy track after the bridge.
This modernist 1949 building was the crowning achievement of French architect Roger Erell, who was known for fusing Western architectural ideas with local building techniques.
The body of Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, who founded the city, was returned to Congo in 2006 and interred in this gleaming memorial. Opening hours are a little flexible!
Brazza's biggest market, in Bacongo, sells everything from technological wonders to caterpillars and monkeys to Congolese fabrics and aphrodisiac charms.
Perhaps the best place to pick up a souvenir is from this association of painters; many of its members have exhibited in Europe and the USA.
Sift through all the schlock here and you'll find some decent weavings and woodcarvings.