Abidjan is the very European capital of Ivory Coast. As the ex pats says: It is such a nice place because its so conveniently close to Africa. This remark is very true for the wealthy parts of town: Le Plateau, Cocody and les Duex Plateaux, here you will almost feel in Europe. Most of the 2.5 million inhabitants live in other quarters however such as Treichville, Morcory or Adjame. These are very lively places, very busy and very much African. These two faces make Abidjan a very interesting destination.
Abidjan is large, clean and fairly modern. The town offers a wide variety of things to do. There are a few sights worth checking out, the most important one being the Hotel Ivoire. The area is good for day trips.