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Ganvie, Benin

Goods on canoes suggest, generally, seafood products. But not Ganvié and its floating market, a place of commerce like no other.

Do not be afraid of water to enjoy life in this village located in southern Benin. The locality, nicknamed the Venice of Africa, is famous for its floating market. In Ganvié, fishermen come to meet traders on the waters of the lake. Here, the sellers offer their goods directly to customers. A new meeting place that facilitates the exchange. Almost everything that is sold in ordinary markets is found. The market comes alive from 4 am until 10 am.

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