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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Rock Out in Dakar

Gallic and African influences give the capital of Senegal a worldly soundtrack — find the beat after an overnight flight.


1. Where to Stay

The Le Méridien President (from 121 euros) is the city’s only real beachfront resort; your room will either face the sea or the nine-hole golf course out back.

Far more central is Hotel Ganale (38 rue Assane-N'Doye; 221-821-5570), a stylish, budget-friendly property with a buzzy late-night bar.

On nearby Gorée Island, the French-managed Auberge Keur Beer (1 rue du Port; 221-821-3801) serves a huge breakfast — with baguettes, bien sur.

Published on Oct 25, 2006 as a web exclusive.

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