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Republic of Congo Shopping and nightlife

Shopping in Republic of Congo

In Brazzaville, there are shops and colourful markets. An arts and crafts centre at Poto Poto sells, amongst other things, local paintings and carved wooden masks and figures. The two main markets are Moungali and Ouenze. Avenue Foch is crowded with street vendors. Basketwork can be bought at the villages of Makana and M'Pila (3km/2 miles from Brazzaville), with pottery and an open-air market.

Shopping hours

Mon-Sat 0800-1200 and 1500-1800. Some shops close on Monday afternoon and a few open on Sunday morning.

Nightlife in Republic of Congo

Local groups are popular in the main towns. Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire have several nightclubs.