Places in Senegal
Île de Gorée
Ruled in succession by the Portuguese, Dutch, English and French, the historical, Unesco-designated Île de Gorée is enveloped by an almost eerie calm. There are no sealed roads and no cars on this island, just narrow alleyways with trailing bougainvilleas and colonial brick buildings with wrought-iron balconies – it's a living, visual masterpiece.
Northern Senegal reaches along the coast from the capital Dakar, to the border with Mauritania. At the mouth of the Senegal River you'll find Saint-Louis, western Africa's oldest French settlement. The Unesco World heritage listed old part of the city, located on an island in the middle of the river, is a showcase of colonial architecture.
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