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Fondation Zinsou, Cotonou

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Browse pieces of art ranging from abstract to traditional, conceptualist, and naïve genres at Fondation Zinsou, a modern exhibition center for the promotion of contemporary African arts. Established in 2005, the foundation has its headquarters in a refurbished 90-year-old colonial mansion, which includes both a permanent collection and seasonal shows. Run by a daughter of Benin's ex-prime minister and investment banker, the center also features exhibits like African LP records, and has a brightly painted school bus offering art tours and workshops to children. With our international travel planner, Cotonou attractions like Fondation Zinsou can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Just visited the foundation today. The museum has been closed since December 2019 and is not planning to be opened anytime soon in Cotonou. The staff here says that theres a museum in Ouida that’s... 
    Just visited the foundation today. The museum has been closed since December 2019 and is not planning to be opened anytime soon in Cotonou. The staff here says that theres a museum in Ouida that’s...  more »
  • Trekked to this place that is often mentioned as a destination in Cotinou. Cab driver didn't know where it was and had to ask numerous times. On arriving found only thing open was the nice gift... 
    Trekked to this place that is often mentioned as a destination in Cotinou. Cab driver didn't know where it was and had to ask numerous times. On arriving found only thing open was the nice gift...  more »
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  • I visited the Foundation Zinzou with my sisters during a weekend getaway to Cotonou, Benin and i was impressed with all the beautiful and extraordinary exhibits. A great museum is rich in history, packed with lots of exceptional crafts and contemporary African arts. This tourist attraction is a must see if you are visiting Benin. I highly recommend this fantastic exhibition space to all tourists, locals, craft and art lovers. Good Service✅ Courteous Staff✅ Highly Recommend
  • Informative about the history of Cotonou, there is a library, a play field for children, and viewing centre. There's boarding available. Language researchers come here often

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