Top things to do in Foumban

Top Choice Palace in Foumban

Palais Royal

The must-see attraction is the sultan's palace, home to the 19th sultan of the Bamoun dynasty. It has a fascinating, well-organised museum providing great historical insight into the region. At the time of writing, …
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Foumban

Village des Artisans

South of town, the Village des Artisans seems to produce more handicrafts than the rest of Cameroon combined. Get ready for some bargaining and banter – it's well worth it to explore the fine crafts from this wonder…
Cultural in Foumban

Nguon tribal festival

A biennial week-long harvest festival which dates back around 600 years; Bamoun culture is celebrated with dance and masquerades.
African in Foumban

La Saveur

An easy-to-miss upstairs restaurant (near the market on the road to the Catholic mission) with blue-green walls, a mosaic tiled floor, plastic flowers on the tables and bargain food, including a selection of village…
Museum in Foumban

Musée des Arts et Traditions Bamoun

Located in the Village des Artisans, this small museum houses a private collection of art and historical artefacts.
Mosque in Foumban

Grande Mosquée

The octagonal tower and green domes of the mosque are a landmark at the centre of Foumban.
Market in Foumban

Grand Marché

A fantastic warren of stalls where you can browse a huge array of crafts.
Religious in Foumban


Every year at Tabaski, the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha, Foumban attracts thousands of pilgrims for an extraordinary blend of Muslim and traditional Bamoun ceremonies, with the sultan playing a key role, parading …