Fianar is a market town, with at least one small market open every day. The largest is the Zoma, where you’ll find everything under the sun. It’s held every day along Ave de l'Indépendance and Rue de Verdun, although Tuesday and Friday are best.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Madagascar attractions

1. Haute-Ville

0.75 MILES

The oldest and most attractive part of town is the pedestrian Haute-Ville (known as Tanana Ambony in Malagasy). Utterly removed from the hustle of the…

2. Ambozontany Cathedral

0.77 MILES

This imposing red-brick cathedral is one of a number of churches in the historic Haute-Ville and is the one most used for services. It's at the bottom of…

3. Lac Anosy

1.19 MILES

Located below, and visible from, the Haute-Ville, this lake is surrounded by flowering trees and is a popular place for a stroll.

4. Maromby

3.29 MILES

The monks at this monastery continue to do what they have done for centuries: make wine (red and white, and flavoured aperitifs) and honey (which you can…

5. Sahambavy Tea Estate

11.21 MILES

Established in 1969 and specialising in green teas, this is Madagascar's only tea plantation. Visits take you from the fields to the processing plant and…

6. Parc National Ranomafana

25.48 MILES

The Parc National Ranomafana is a steamy hothouse of jungle bio-diversity where the hum of insects of is ever present and the wail and squeal of a dozen…

7. Centre ValBio

25.59 MILES

This international training centre for the study of biodiversity is housed in attractive buildings on the edge of the national park. If you have any…

8. Soalandy

26.69 MILES

Madagascar is home to an endemic species of silkworm, which feeds on tapia trees in the wild and whose cocoons are threaded and woven like 'conventional'…