GRAND MARCHÉ

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This market is the main attraction of Abéché and occupies most of its city centre. It is open every day and attracts a daily crowd of traders and customers from nearby villages or remote villages.

The part covered in the market brings together shimmering stalls of loincloths traders (imported from Asia, the Netherlands or Cameroon), supreme temptation of Chadian women, the shops of the tailors looked at their old manual sewing machines, a radio station at their feet scratchy the latest local gossip, the merchants'stalls - onions, garlic, sugar (in sugar). powder or bread), piments, powder of tomatoes or dried gombos, small bags of peanut paste and dried meat - and small boxes of sellers of miscellaneous products (batteries, flashlight, soaps, toilet utensils…). You can quietly walk through shady alleys, bargain some products in the way, and chat with traders…

On the other hand, when you approach the part of the market installed in the dry wadi, the atmosphere changes. You must slip between the guests pressed against the displays of vegetables and meat flooded by flies, avoid the small sellers of fresh mint leaves or parsley, and do not lose its way between the sellers of jewelry, pottery, clothes… Behind butchers is the quartier's neighbourhood, these black bowls used for the making of the ball, lôh, these wooden shelves serving slate in Koranic schools, mortars, drumsticks, stools and bâts of animals…

The other side of the wadi is invaded by the vegetable merchants and is the blacksmiths neighbourhood.

GRAND MARCHÉ
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