Saint Louis, located northwest of Senegal, was initially the capital of Senegal during the French colonial period until 1902, when Dakar took over. The city, also known as N’dar, is a UNESCO World heritage Site because of its location at the mouth of Senegal River, and the system of quays and its distinctive appearance attributed to colonial architecture. Saint Louis and Goree Island have retained their strong French colonial influences.
Saint Louis is dotted with amazing colonial architecture which makes the town original and unique. Pont Faidherbe Bridge, the town symbol, is an iconic bridge which is the only link to the town from the district of Sor. Palace of Justice with its monumental wrought iron staircase with circular and symmetrical wings, the 1828 cathedral, and the large gourvanance complex are some of the city’s architectural attractions. Langue de Barbarie is a must-see in Saint Louis. A car for hire will get you to all these amazing sites.
Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary located in northern Biffeche is a great place to visit. The park has over 1.5 million birds, which will leave you in awe of their beauty and diversity. Over 3 million birds representing over 400 species migrate through this park annually. For your convenience it is advisable to get a car for hire in Saint Louis, and a guide to help you get from St. Louis to the sanctuary. Your camera will be a testament of your visit to this great sight.
This town hosts the most important jazz festival in Africa. Saint Louis International Jazz Festival is an annual event which attracts renowned jazz musicians and visitors from around the world. This week-long event normally takes place in May. There will be lots of entertainment and dancing, as people celebrate the jazz culture and watch live performances by some of the world’s best jazz artists. You will surely need a car for rent in Saint Louis to catch all the action.
Saint Louis has some good restaurants which serve a wide range of cuisines. Being a former French colony, the local cuisine has a lot of French influences. Hotel Mermoz is a great hotel which serves only the best. The food is delicious and the service is excellent. Sometimes the hotel offers free use of the pool so you can relax by the poolside after a hearty meal.
Saint Louis is a beautiful town with deep historical roots and influences. This town will enchant you and will entice you into falling in love. Be sure to get a vehicle from a car rental in Saint Louis, to visit the many boutiques where you can buy an authentic Senegalese souvenir.
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