Village des Artisans, Libreville

3.5
Search for unique souvenirs at Village des Artisans. The marketplace is tucked into the heart of the city and represents a treasure filled with genuine Gabonese art. Walk the circular route around the stalls and see handicrafts of items like paintings, sculptures, figurines, and masks. Admire the artisans' woodworking skills or find a piece of furniture for your home. While prices appear to be set, vendors expect bargaining, so come prepared to haggle. Plan to visit Village des Artisans during your Libreville vacation using our convenient Libreville online journey maker .
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  • It's not easy to find handicrafts in Gabon: three weeks of criss-crossing the country without finding much outside of Libreville and the 2 craft markets in the same neighborhood. My preferences go to wooden masks and terracotta statuettes that are harder to find. But there is also rafia, fabrics, wooden or stone objects and various variants of it all. Two tips: negotiate flexibly and on-site detachment, but it is normal to be able to reduce by 50%. Don't put too much heart into it, it's also a game; in the end if there is no agreement and you really like it is the price of the heart and it will be a memory. To bring the items back to France the checked baggage is preferable otherwise you will also have to negotiate at the airport security to pass your carry-on baggage without giving a ticket ... it seems that heritage is being taken away.
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  • There was some good merchandise there but all of the business owners were very pushy (as I guess you would expect in a place like that) I think it was so much worse because I was one of the only non-l...  more »
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  • Interesting place to visit and nice articles to purchase. But the stands are selling almost the same products and they make unnecessary pressure to close any deal. You should be strong.
  • Good place but you have to negotiate so much
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