"Gran' Bassam"
Ivory Coast map
Public DomainIvory Coast map - Credit: Édouard Charton

Gran’ Bassam (Grand-Bassam) is a city in Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), east of Abidjan. It was the French colonial capital from 1893 until 1896, when the administration was transferred to Bingerville. The city remained a key seaport until the growth of Abidjan from the 1930s.

 

 

 

French tribunal building, Grand-Bassam (c. 1890)
Public DomainFrench tribunal building, Grand-Bassam (c. 1890) - Credit: Wikimedia Commons