Joal-Fadiouth is a village at the southern end of the Petite Côte of Senegal. Joal lies on the mainland, while Fadiout, linked by a bridge, lies on an island of clam shells, which are also used in local architecture and crafts. The village has no motorised transport. It has large Christian and Muslim populations with cemeteries on another shell island.


Another attraction is granaries on stilts in the water. Joal, fatherland of Senghor, stretch its old houses with floors, between the sea and a backwater bordered with hillocks of shells. Piled up during centuries, they form monticules of 7 or 8 m thickness. (50 km from Somone)