Orientation

The airport is 11km north of town. Travelling south along the coast from the airport, all quartiers (suburbs) shoot off the corniche, simply known as Au Bord de Mer. Street names are hardly ever used; landmarks are. Some useful ones are M'bolo, Le Meridien, the main post office (La Grand Poste), Port Môle, the casino, Mont Bouet market and the major embassies.

Distant areas are referred to in kilometres from a specific point in the city centre on Blvd Bessieux (called PK), so PK8, for example, designates the transport hub that is 8km from PK.