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Marche Dantokpa

Boulevard St. Michel, Cotonou, Benin
+229 61 78 95 80
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Awesome

Beautiful, colourful, smelly, crowdy street market where you can find almost everything you may... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
Luca R
via mobile
Rather rowdy and stressful

I was unable to buy anything because the market was too stressful and extremely rowdy. I left with... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2017
Sandra N
via mobile
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good59%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
9 Jun 2018
“Awesome”
24 Feb 2017
“Rather rowdy and stressful”
LOCATION
Boulevard St. Michel, Cotonou, Benin
CONTACT
+229 61 78 95 80
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful, colourful, smelly, crowdy street market where you can find almost everything you may need. Get prepared to negotiate for hours for every little thing. The only non-negotiable prices are for wax tissues (there are so many!). Definitely my favourite place in Cotonou.

1  Thank Luca R
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

I was unable to buy anything because the market was too stressful and extremely rowdy. I left with nothing.

1  Thank Sandra N
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

Dantokpa boasts of a variety of goods and if you are not careful, you are sure to go above your budget. Loads of colourful and lovely ankara (African prints) to be purchased from here. Be sure to always bargain cos prices quoted are way higher...More

10  Thank Titi_Dokubo
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Marche Dantokpa has everything. Fast moving, feels safe, lots of fabrics. Baguettes & mini doughnuts for sale as you walk around. Prices are quoted higher for Yovo's, so go about ⅓ of what is quoted.

2  Thank Ally J
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Visited twice during five - day stay in Cotonou. Big and busy. Had a guide to take us to jewellery and fabrics sections. Prices reasonable.

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Reviewed 23 July 2016

This Marche Dantokpa consist of all the things that you wish to buy in Cotonou in retails, both African designers wears made in BENIN Republic, Motor spare parts, Fish, African food stuffs, located opposite the CITY Center Mall known for currency exchange, Gold jeweries, and...More

5  Thank Pastor Donchris... A
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

It was a very good market in Cotonou. Very recently there was a fire and many damage but the government is doing his best to get back this place. So just way a little bit to see this over with all the good things could...More

Thank Arcade J
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

I find this market a bit laid back compared to where I am coming from. Lots of nice Ankara fabrics. The locals are warm and the only challenge may be the language barrier.

1  Thank ZurielKiru
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Reviewed 4 September 2015

Large African styled market. We were able to shop for very nice African fabrics at good price. Not much haggling with the experienced market women who were very pleasant.

8  Thank Adaiah S
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Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

Worth a quick look Fairly big Usual fruit veg and everything else Very dirty streets No hassle there much Take a mototaxi there for 300 cfa

2  Thank samboDublin
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