Republic of the Congo

There is an artisan mart, as well as boutiques in the market near the BDEAC Banque Developpement pour les Etats de l'Afrique Centrale. Really beautiful jewelry, masks, paintings, and other artwork.


The Central African CFA Franc is the official local currency. The U.S. dollar is not widely accepted. Currently, the exchange rate is 530 CFA to the U.S. dollar, but fluctuates daily. All business is conducted in cash. Small change is very scarce and hard to come by. Do not accept torn or taped banknotes.