The open-for-all restaurant of the excellent Hotel Hippocampe serves divine Vietnamese dishes and, on Friday and Saturday evenings, they put on a very popular Vietnamese buffet which is a spice feast worth leaving…
Brazza's biggest market, in Bacongo, sells everything from technological wonders to caterpillars and monkeys to Congolese fabrics and aphrodisiac charms.
The body of Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, who founded the city, was returned to Congo in 2006 and interred in this gleaming memorial. Opening hours are a little flexible!
This modernist 1949 building was the crowning achievement of French architect Roger Erell, who was known for fusing Western architectural ideas with local building techniques.
Sift through all the schlock here and you'll find some decent weavings and woodcarvings.
Perhaps the best place to pick up a souvenir is from this association of painters; many of its members have exhibited in Europe and the USA.
These wide and powerful rapids on the Congo River at the outskirts of the city are where the Congo River gets nasty. Take a minibus to Pont Djoué from next to Centre Culturel Français. Most people observe the rapids…
The 'Mermaid' is a winner for its riverside location, and the mostly Italian and French menu won't disappoint. It's very popular with expats and has a decent three-course lunch menu for CFA13,500.