The country's former capital and largest city, Abidjan is dominated by the central business district, "Le Plateau." Before the country's current political turmoil Abidjan gained notoriety as the "Paris of West Africa" from its cosmopolitan mix of citizens, who, wearing the latest in Paris fashions or the most traditional African garb, made it a great people-watching city. The top tourist draw in the city is, interestingly enough, a hotel: The Hotel Ivoire houses a skating rink and casino, along ... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide.
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