Originally posted on flânerie féminine:
Abidjan is a city that has traditionally been known for its sophistication, culture, and joie de vivre. With the departure of the African Development Bank for Tunis and a series of political crises, Abidjan’s shining star has tarnished a bit over the past several years.
However, since 2011, with an urbane international technocrat at its helm, Côte d’Ivoire is bouncing back. Signs of a cultural renaissance abound, including the emergence of some elegant European-style tea rooms around town.