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Palais de la Culture Abidjan

Filled with museums, cultural centers and a multitude of cultural events that take place throughout the year, Abidjan also has a vibrant and internationally known music scene along with an important fashion industry.  Below you will find a list of the different museums, art galleries and cultural centers you can visit as well as a list of the different kinds of festivals, and other cultural events that happen throughout the year.

Art Galleries


Art Galleries

  • Gallery Cécile Fakhoury

Based in Abidjan, Cécile Fakhoury gallery aims to work towards the promotion of contemporary art on the African continent by developing a dynamic local structure.

Address: Cocody-Boulevard Latrille

Tel: +225 22 44 66 77 / +225 49 98 79 35

Cinema Theatres

An interesting movie about Abidjan that should be watched is AYA OF YOP CITY - (Marguerite Abouet & Clement Oubrerie).

Tracking the adventures of a 19-year-girl living in the neighbourhood of Yopougon, a working class suburb of abidjan, the film gives a snapshot of life in west Africa in the 1970s. The soundtrack is also not to be missed!

We have listed below the main cinema theatres in Abidjan: 


Abidjan is also the headquarters of Côte d'Ivoire's clothes designers, renowned for being the best in Africa including Gilles Toure (designer for Miss Côte d'Ivoire) and Pathé O.

French Institute (Institut Français)

French institute

Organizes many regular activities, for more information click here

Address: Plateau-near the pyramid

Tel: +225 20 20 04 04

Facebook: Institut Français

German Institute (Goethe)


Goethe Institute 

The Goethe-Institut is a globally active, cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany. It has played a central role in carrying out Germany’s foreign cultural and educational policy for more than 60 years.

Ivorian writers


Aya de Yopougon, Marguerite Abouet.

Music & Cultural Festivals

  • MASA Festival  (Marché des Arts du Spectacle Africain) 

This is the Market for African Performing Arts which takes place every 2 years in Abidjan. 

Artists come from all over Africa for this event.

Facebook: Masafestival