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Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou

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Just a regular shop

If you want to support formal artisans' work, the Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou is the place to... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2018
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Good quality handicrafts and souvenirs

This is definitely the place to buy your souvenirs and handicrafts of Burkina Faso. The artisans... read more

Reviewed March 20, 2018
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01 BP 6442, Ouagadougou 01, Burkina Faso
+226 50 37 14 83
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Reviewed September 1, 2018

If you want to support formal artisans' work, the Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou is the place to go. If you would rather support informal artisans' work, the big market is the place to go. Either way, the Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou is the place to...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed March 20, 2018

This is definitely the place to buy your souvenirs and handicrafts of Burkina Faso. The artisans work on site and you can talk to them about their work (if you speak French). We went on our first day in the country, but I think it...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank TravelbugVietnam
Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for an hour during a business trip and was impressed by how well this place is organized. Plenty of different little shops. Art crafted right behind the stores. Excellent, quality articles. Don’t forget to bargain though ;-)

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Alexander880
Reviewed November 20, 2017 via mobile

We were particularly taken by the large contemporary bronze pieces. Would like to have bought one, but with little French, it all seemed to hard to negotiate shipping. Way better than your average tourist tat market.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank casuarina639
Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

I went to Burkina for work but had a couples hours free. If you want to buy a souvenir from Burkina, this is the place to go. You'll find hand craft of all kind since its the best artisan from all the country. You'll find...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Renée L
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

We have visited many handicrafts market around the world and was somewhat sceptical when going there. But to our surprise it proofed to be a very interesting visit. This is a co operative where the artists produce their items on the market. We found a...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed March 26, 2017

I visited twice during my 10 day trip. It takes a while to navigate all the vendors and decide what things you are interested in buying. Most of the vendors are very warm and welcoming and I never felt pressured to buy. My friend and...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank LJSMedfield
Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

Go here first, they have it all and remember to bargain. Brass, fabric, baskets, wood carvings and an extensive selection of Tuareg leather tooled items. Takes at least an hour to go to all stalls

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Zahra R
Reviewed February 16, 2017

There are so many shops or boutiques at the VAO, though less than a few years ago, that it would be advised - if your schedule can afford it - to go several times. Another recommendation would be to take your time as there is...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank roland v
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Short drive from downtown, this place has all the souvenirs and gifts you need. I bought snake wallets for $10, two snake leather bags for $50-$70 and one lizard leather bag for $70. Village is grouped according to artisans and you walk by the shops...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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