Parc du Banco


On the northwest edge of town is the cool and shaded Parc du Banco rainforest reserve. It has pleasant walking trails, majestic trees and a lake, but you'll be lucky to see any wildlife. Rangers are also on hand to give you a guided tour (CFA3000).

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