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Libreville, Gabon » Entertainment » Attractions

Pointe Denis Beach

Pointe Denis Beach is the shores of a near-by island fronting Libreville City. Allow 30 minutes for a boat ride, and get to enjoy the sun and sands of Pointe Denis. It is very popular among tourists for water activities like snorkeling, swimming, boating and more. From here, an unobstructed view of Libreville's interesting coastal structures and skyline is visible.



Palais Presidentiel

The majestic Palais Presidentiel was built by President Bongo in the 1970s. It is a proud architecture marvel in the heart of Libreville. Visitors are not permitted inside.




L'Eglise St-Michel

An important landmark for Libreville, St. Michel Church is a phenomenal masterpiece. Known for its 31 tall, wooden carved columns, tourists are encouraged to visit the church at least once. A blind man is said to have carved the columns. The artistic columns are maintained and truly a sight to behold.



Ministry of Forestry and Environment

This colorful structure houses the Ministry of Forestry and Environment. A unique interpretation of nature and Gabonese culture, the building is becoming a tourist attraction. Visitors often make a stop for photo opportunities with this landmark.




Ministry of Mines and Petrol

Another remarkable structure is the Ministry of Mines and Petrol building. With its unique shape and coloring, it is one of the most photographed buildings in the city.



Boulevard Triomphal

One should never miss strolling along Boulevard Triomphal. Major landmarks and government buildings are lined up the avenue. Hotels, restaurants and hypermarkets are also part of the strip. The French Cultural Centre, Ministry of Mines and Petrol, Ministry of Forestry and Environment, Economic Ministry, Ministry of Forestry, Senate, Central Bank, and more, make this boulevard a display for Gabon's engineered city.


Arboretum de Sibang

Arboretum de Sibang is a preserved rainforest park. Located 5km from Libreville, it features guided tours and showcases many of Gabon's tree species. Gabon is known for its high percentage natural resource, among the highest in Africa. Sibang Arboretum offers visitors a fresh, closer look into the wild.



Seaside Boulevard

The city's seaside boulevard has a wide grass path along the coast. Seats, trees, mini-parks and unique sculptures can be found along the bay. Locals and tourists head to the boulevard to relax, ride their bicycles, or to just enjoy the day.