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Thies (pronounced: "chess") (French:Thiès) is the capital of the Thies administrative region and the third largest city in Senegal.


Get in[edit]

Thies is 60 km east of Dakar on the N2 road and at the junction of railway lines to Dakar, Bamako and Saint-Louis. A commuter line, the Petit train de banlieu runs several times per day from Dakar. 1 Thiès station is centrally located on Ave General de Gaulle.

Get around[edit]

Taxis are plentiful and most rides will cost you 500CFA. If you're going from the center to the gare routiere in the southern part of the city, 600CFA is not unreasonable.


  • 1 Abbaye Keur Moussa Ne (Solesmes Benedictine Monastery), on Route de Abbes just west of Keur Moussa (about 23 km west of Thies), +221 338361617. Daily 09:30-12:00, Tu F-Su 15:00-17:00; M W 15:00-18:00. This place is unique because you can listen to the monks sing and play the kora instrument.




  • Les Delices, 373 Av. Lamine Gueye, +221 33 951 75 16. 24 hours daily. Pasta, omelettes, pizzas, grills, oriental and Asian specialties, salads, fish, sandwiches, hamburgers. Also pastries and desserts.
  • Pamanda, Guinth Rue Amadou Sow, +221 33 952 15 50. 24 hours daily. They offer different types of Senegalese cuisines, snacks, and at affordable prices.



  • 1 Hôtel Rex, 197 Rue De Dousumont, +221 9511081. single/double rooms. CFA 7000/9600.


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