Once you have crossed Pont Faidherbe bridge, designed by Gustav Eiffel, the heart of the old city is located on a narrow island in the Senegal River.
Here the river is separated from the Atlantic Ocean in the west by a sand spit, the Langue de Barbarie. The third part of the city, Sor, lies on the mainland and is nearly surrounded by tidal marshes, where you’ll find the lively fishing community of Guet N’Dar. It’s no wonder, Saint Louis was classified as a World Heritage Site in 2000,
Stroll along the streets set out in the grid formation. Here and all over the island are the magnificent balconied houses, the gallery houses as well as the rare Portuguese, Maison basses which give the city its aesthetic quality and identity.
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