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Marche Dantokpa

Boulevard St. Michel, Cotonou, Benin
+229 61 78 95 80
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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
Stressful but rewarding

Dantokpa boasts of a variety of goods and if you are not careful, you are sure to go above your... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2016
Lagos, Nigeria
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Boulevard St. Michel, Cotonou, Benin
+229 61 78 95 80
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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.

Thank Sandra N
Reviewed 30 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

4  Thank Diva_fatale
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.

1  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.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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

3  Thank Pastor Donchris... A
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 Johannes K
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.

Thank ZurielKiru
Reviewed 3 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.

3  Thank Adaiah S
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

1  Thank samboDublin
Reviewed 8 May 2013

Marche Dantokpa is huge. Anything you want, you can find here, but be prepared to walk around. The only way to really appreciate the market is to walk around and see the different vendors and bargain. The best time to go is at the end...More

3  Thank ttarlton31
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