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Busy, Busy, Busy but Fun

The market was great and the prices are significantly cheaper than the price in Accra, Ghana... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Travis K
via mobile
Don't go down there

Dangerous, criminal, traffic is a homicidal crush of mopeds, cars and people walking in the road... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Doc R
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Tampa, Florida
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good35%
  • Average28%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“all sorts” (3 reviews)
“big market” (2 reviews)
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Lome, Togo
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

The market was great and the prices are significantly cheaper than the price in Accra, Ghana 🇬🇭. But it's extremely busy but I felt very safe. I speak zero French which made to bargaining take a little longer but I managed. I was traveled to...More

1  Thank Travis K
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Dangerous, criminal, traffic is a homicidal crush of mopeds, cars and people walking in the road. You will be targeted to be robbed, hurt or at the min mobbed and threatened. Even the police don't seem to have a strong presence there and the US...More

1  Thank Doc R
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The cloth is quite expensive though, and is sold by the meter, so if you don't have someone to sew it into what you need, you may not want to buy. A little bit of hassle in some places when we tried to take photos,...More

Thank Mary T
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

I went there on a very busy market day. It was much fun and lots of things to but, in particular, african fabrics of all sorts. The people are, in general, very nice and not too clingy. Be ready to negotiate the prices as they...More

1  Thank Isabel Y
Reviewed 20 February 2017

A must-see if you are in Lomé. It gives you a good view of the west-African 'organised chaos'. The quality of the products differs of course.

Thank Tom J
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Visited from a cruise ship ...the shuttle bus took us to the market area ...accompanied by half a dozen local guides, who accompanied us whilst 'shopping'. The market was huge, stretching down dusty side streets and seemed to be everything but food. Not a lot...More

3  Thank Ralph R
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

"Travel With VuAfrik at Togo"  Discovery of the craft In western Africa.  Togo surprises by the variety of its craft traditions. Earth of one thousand colored contrasts, Togo offers to the guests of numerous testimonies of the traditional craft. The multitude of ethnic groups and...More

Thank VuAfrik
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

No hassle but just manic, hot, crowded and full of rubbish both on the stalls and on the ground. There are no rules of the road for traffic other than pedestrians should get out of the way!

1  Thank The I
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

From far this place really looks beautiful and attractive, but when you get closer you are facing the reality , where everybody forces you to buy something especially if you are "white" and beside this the prices are a bit expensive and it's very hard...More

1  Thank джеик м
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The Grand Marche is an expansive market covering several blocks. There are lots of wares to choose from especially textile and leather items. It is one of the places one should visit while in Lome.

Thank BPHardy
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