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Miss going to markets

The Grand Marche is just the type of market that my husband and I miss. We went with a group and... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
K3088VLpatriciam
via mobile
Vibrant and lively

Between the cheap Chinese stuff one can find some very interesting African goodies. The large... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
Ahlora
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Khartoum, Sudan
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This is the largest of the five Niamey markets, with every kind of ware from food to cloth and jewelry.
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

The Grand Marche is just the type of market that my husband and I miss. We went with a group and two "guides" for the second time and loved how it twisted and turned and seemed to go on and on. You need to look...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank K3088VLpatriciam
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Between the cheap Chinese stuff one can find some very interesting African goodies. The large variety of Wax Print and Batik fabrics make a choice difficult. The adventurous can try some grasshoppers. This is not a place for people who do not like crowds or...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Ok Nothing special Usual household stuff and many stands selling locusts Seems safe Little else there Make sure you have your Niger visa before arriving or you won't get on plane

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank samboDublin
Reviewed 14 May 2017

While the market can be crowded and busy, this is a great place to shop for African Wax Print and Batik fabrics. Not finding what you're looking for inside the market? Just a block down from the front entrance of the Marche (heading toward the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank WanderingOnion
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

It is the biggest market of the city and you can find everything that you are looking for. It is just very big and complicated place where you can loose your direction. Don't forget to discuss with the sellers before you buy something. You should...More

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank Hasan C
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Wow, just a one word. This is the biggest market in west Africa, from a pin to a heavy truck, you will all find here. Dont go there by your car, its a heavy traffic area, grab a taxi if you are only going to...More

Date of experience: April 2016
3  Thank jagdeshgobind
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Grande Marche is one of the most enjoyable ways to pass the hot hours of a Niamey afternoon. One can find everything and anything else one may be searching for. The market is vibrant and normally packed with people, so keep an eye on your...More

Date of experience: May 2016
3  Thank brian09067
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

I love visiting markets in all the various countries. Markets tell a lot of stories about cities. Grand Marche was unique and obviously needed some expertise to maneuver through the crowded streets. Fruits in carts, onions galore, dates and pottery. There is no order but...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank 398ammaf
Reviewed 19 May 2015

One could spend days at the Grand Marche and never see everything it has to offer. If you have need anything that is hard to find, look for it here. From clothing and shoes to fruits and vegetables to electronics and automotive parts, you can...More

Date of experience: May 2015
2  Thank pwm1031
Reviewed 8 September 2004

Spending time at the Grande Marche is one of the most enjoyable ways to pass the hot hours of a Niamey afternoon. One can find everything there: traditional outfits, beaded jewelry, shoes, pots, school supplies, stereo equipment, bed spreads, sunglasses, mosquito nets - and anything...More

22  Thank saraisatchi
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