Fidjirossé Beach


This pretty stretch of sand is a lovely place to embrace local culture and cool off. It's a favorite spot for Beninese to retreat to with families and is lined with coconut palms and a handful of buvettes for daytime snacking.

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1. Fondation Zinsou

0.85 MILES

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3. Mosque

2.25 MILES

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4. Eglise St Michel

2.61 MILES

This pastel pink and green Catholic church is a simple affair, but notable for its exterior (it looks a bit like a pink gingerbread house). The interior…

5. Cathedral de Notre Dame

3.08 MILES

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6. Fetish Market

3.17 MILES

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7. Grand Marché de Dantokpa

3.22 MILES

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8. Ganvie Stilt Village

8.15 MILES

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