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Cotonou in Motion – Visit around Cotonou.
A timelapse and hyperlapse film by Mayeul Akpovi


– Cotonou (Benin, Africa)
– Ganvié (Benin, Africa)


Cotonou is the largest city and economic centre of Benin, although Porto-Novo is the capital.
Every time I have to talk about Cotonou, I usually have in mind its minimalist architechture, its road traffic with Zemidjan (motorcycle taxis), its international market (Dantokpa), its beaches and one of its best animated tourist suburbs (Ganvié, a lagoon city, better known as the African Venice) … That’s the background images in my mind. Enjoy!


Shot & Edited by: Mayeul Akpovi


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– Ganhi (Ganhi to)
– Dantokpa
– Tokpa Xoxo
– Zongo
– Place de l’étoile rouge
– Place du souvenir
– Place Bulgarie
– Cadjèhoun (Cadjèhoun, Awhanlèko, Gbédiga, …)
– Houéyiho
– Fidjrossè
– Fiyègnon
– Djomehountin
– Zone des villas de la CNSAD
– Akpakpa
– Saint Michel
– Plakodji
– Guinkomey
– Le lac Nokoué
– Gbéto
– Gbédokpo
– Gbégamey
– Abomey-Calavi
– Ganvié (la cité lacustre)
– El-Llanto (Instrumental), Alfred DeLuna (Musicbed)
– Waiting Around, Dexter Britain (Musicbed)
– A World of Wonder – Life In Motion (by Paul Reeves) / Paul Reeves’s website :

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