The Plateau
The Plateau
3.5
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Favored particularly by business travelers, the Plateau is a district of Abidjan with a number of shops and parks.
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3.5
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Very good
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LaWanda B
Atlanta, GA13 contributions
Jan 2021 • Solo
Seems like a busy business district. Lots of moving parts. Beautiful tall buildings and nice architecture.
Written 20 January 2021
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Munya M
Pretoria, South Africa52 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
In the French language it refers to the city. There is some very beautiful modern building structures. Some look like they will fall any time. There are also some very dilapidated blocks in the city. The regional development bank, Africa Development Bank is housed here, not far from the Saint Paul Cathedral. It's trees in some sections. The library is also not very far from these 2 places.
Written 2 March 2020
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kingofpeppange
Peppange, Luxembourg484 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Nothing special about this place ! It's a city center , and has the same
looks as many many african big cities !
Written 9 January 2020
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kween3546
New York City, NY22 contributions
Aug 2019
This is the commercial district of Abidjan. All business offices here. As well as brunch restaurants to meet for meetings. A few high end hotels in the area. Its not too far from the Presidents palace. When I booked my flight I took my money cash & booked my flight to leave. Good area to take care of business. I don’t think there’s nothing to do there after business hours.
Written 17 August 2019
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Cat F
20 contributions
Nov 2018 • Business
This is where most business are situated. Lots of restaurants and macqui to visit and an ideal place to try out local food but also local beer.
A must visit if in the vacinity of Abidjan
Written 11 July 2019
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471andrev
Paarl, South Africa105 contributions
Apr 2019 • Business
The central business district of Abidjan is very busy and congested during the day and deserted at night. Safety is a concern. The sidewalks are in a terrible condition with open man-holes and ditches everywhere and pedestrians are obliged to dodge the traffic and congested roads.
Written 13 May 2019
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ToujoursLaRoute
Iasi, Romania1,034 contributions
Jan 2019 • Business
Very convenient to stay, some good hotels, most of offices, banks, restaurants are in the neighbourhood. During the day you can walk around free and safe, during the night things can be more complicated, as shops are closed.
Written 4 February 2019
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mapie654
Vaux-sur-Mer, France188 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
The plateau can be great and disappointing as well. Make sure you go to the rue des pagnes if you want to buy some local fabric. The cathedral us also a great place to visit. The old plateau with the big trees is also quite pretty.
Written 27 December 2018
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Sawmillbloke
Burgess Hill, UK241 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
The Plateau

Rue Chardy squawks and snorts from roosting sites on the city’s grid, unrestful
in its shop-front urgency, hustling with currency, phones and shoe polish.
Between the scarified buildings and the stymied cars winks the leering lagoon.
The traffic slows and grumbles, letting wafer-thin walkers thread their way through.
Amongst the oil changes, radiator leaks and suspension springs, the cars are made
from many moving parts. The scurrying gbakas and woro-woros avoid the windmill
arms signalling parking spots. They snipe and chatter like yellow woodcock - timber
doddle, short-legged, strong-beaked, a rapid, staccato chit. The sentry towers, grim,
concrete-stacked, daily throw millions of straw fruit bats down the arterial sky-lanes
They swing and swirl crazily through the angled arches of the dumb and dusky cranes.

And on they skiffle, those dogface-dancers, to forests damp and dark, where
mangoes luxuriate and rot, and sordid secrets unfold and spread like wings
into gauzy new forests, microcosmic and discrete, whispers at the feast.
For the total of life’s knowledge is a single fern unfolding, stretching her arms
behind her shoulders. A line of beauty caresses between her breasts and hips.
And by the gamers’ race track, the exposed earth is russet red and golden brown.
The diggers tense, take up their cudgels, but here every seed, when dropped
into dust, grows lush into cornucopia. And so the copper gauntlet is thrown.
The first fused ferns of forest start their race for time and space against
the builders’ cement. The winner stakes the plot, once secured and fenced.

In the cool detachment of the hotel terrace bars, beer and peanuts abound,
low chatter and air-conditioning post the background noise, and the sky
dives slow motion into dusky traces of gossip and emotion recollected in
tranquility. I search tirelessly for the spontaneous overflow. Sometimes,
in the small evenings or long weekends, alone, I glimpse it and breathe easier.
I see it also in night storms, riveted to the growling sky while the rain
crashes down on corrugated rooves and gushes in rivulets and flowing streams.
When lightning shocks the room aghast, there are new shadows on the walls,
and time is passing fast. I try to pull up the cage, stay the winding wheel,
and loop the cable around my feet until the dawn breaks the deal.
Written 12 December 2018
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Marcel_C_ZH
Zurich, Switzerland558 contributions
Nov 2018 • Solo
Probalby one of the better places in Abidjan, but even at the PLATEAU there are different areas. Interesting are some open markets. Not possible to walk around because there are no reals walking areas.
Written 18 November 2018
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