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Bizerte (Bizerte)
The white walls, blue doors, and waterfront location of this town are all part of its undeniable charm, but unfortunately most tourists overlook this wonderful, small town, despite its great beaches and relaxed atmosphere. The town also has its own oceanographic museum with an aquarium, and 10 kilometres away you will find the most Northern place in all of Africa, the Cap Blanc.
The town of Gabès (Gabès)
This city of 85,000 inhabitants is located in an oasis and is a very special place. When you go in a carriage out into the oasis surrounding the town you will see date palms, pomegranates, figs and olives.
Beaches (Jerba)
The wonderful, white, sandy beaches with their clear water and palm trees in the background are the reason why many people go to Jerba.
The synagogue of Er Riadh (Jerba)
The oldest synagogue in the Arabic world is located in this village, dating back to 586 BC.
Trip round the island (Jerba)
It is an amazing experience to drive around on the island in a rented car, a taxi, or if you are really energetic, on a bike. You can drive around among the palm trees, stop in small villages where farming and fishing help provide food on your table in the tourist areas. The traders of the island are known all over Tunisia.
Kairouan (Kairouan)
This is Tunisia's holy town, which has a beautiful mosque. Get lost in the old town's twisting streets inside the town wall and buy one of the town's world-famous, hand-knotted carpets.
Jardin Public (Monastir)
If you come here on a Friday you will get to see how the locals spend their day off. The picnic baskets are full, the coffee is in the thermos, and all is set for a game of cards. The best time of day to experience this is late in the afternoon.
Ribat - the Monastery Fort (Monastir)
Ribat is a monastery fort dating back to 796, and from the fort's tower you can enjoy an impressive view of the entire city of Monastir. Originally, Islamic munk knights used the place, until the Christian crusaders conquered the fort.
The Mausoleum of Bourguibas (Monastir)
Near Ribat you will find this burial place, which most of all looks like a mosque. The two minarets and the gilded dome let you know that someone special has been laid to rest here. A large square paved in beautiful patterns leads up to the mausoleum.
The Sahara Desert (Southern Tunisia)
This famous desert is not located in one limited area, as it is the name of an area in Southern Tunisia. The best places to visit on a camel safari in the desert are the oasis towns of Douz, Tozeur and Nefta.
The village of Douz (Southern Tunisia)
Douz is located right on the boarder to Sahara, inhabited by 12,000 people. Despite the hordes of tourists visiting the place, the village atmosphere is quite laid-back and the pace comfortably low. Despite its location in the middle of the desert, this village is surrounded by the highest number of palm trees growing in one place in all of Tunisia, 400,000 all together, to be exact. A visit here will without a doubt be one of the highlights of your trip.
The Farhat Haced Square (Susah)
The Farhat Haced Square is the central square of the city, and this is the location of the tourist information, like the most exclusive and expensive shopping street starts here. The square is the heart of Sousse, where the old part of the city meets the modern part by the harbour.
The Great Mosque (Susah)
This mosque dates back to 851, and this is where the Tunisians go to pray. Tourists have access from 8 am to 1 pm, and if you are not properly dressed you can rent a traditional coat. The mosque has no minaret, which is the tower from where people are summoned for prayer, and this is highly unusual.
The Kashbah Museum (Susah)
This spectacular museum has the most amazing, Roman mosaic floors, which look just like paintings, painted with stone squares. The museum is located in an old Kashbah, which is the Tunisian word for a fortified town.
The old Medina (Susah)
This is a part of town where you will find lots of small cafés where you can enjoy your mint tea while watching everyday life. The Medina is surrounded by a town wall, which you can walk around. The merchant street called the souk gives a perfect example of how trading is done in the Arabic world.
Carthage (Tunis)
The Roman Emperor Cato the Elder used to say that he thought Carthage ought to be destroyed, and so it was. The impressive ruins are therefore from the Roman town built on top of the old one, and feature among other interesting things a theatre seating 5,000 people. If you are interested in history and the roots of our civilization, this attraction is a must. Do not miss this cultural pearl.
The Bardo Museum (Tunis)
If you are planning to go to a museum during your vacation, this should definitely be the one. The museum is the second largest in Africa, and has some of the most breathtaking Roman mosaics in the world. Furthermore, this old, well-kept royal palace contains 4,000 years of Tunisian history.
The Olive Tree Mosque (Tunis)
The Olive Tree Mosque is the city's main mosque, where you can stand in the forecourt and watch the beautiful arcades and get a taste of the Muslim faith. Apart from being a place of prayer, the mosque is also a social rendezvous where the women exchange recipes and children play while the tired men take a nap.
Tunis shopping area - The Medina (Tunis)
Get lost in the narrow alleys, enjoy the exotic atmosphere, buy strange souvenirs and a hand-knotted carpet or two, relax at a sleazy café with a cup of mint tea, and watch the Tunisian people. When you have had enough, you can always have a child show you the way back to what we normally call civilization.
Ichkeul National Park (Tunisia)
You will find one of the best places to watch birds near the city of Bizerte. Most of Europe's birds fly over this place during November and March on their way to and from Africa, and the park is the home of an extensive wildlife as well. Flamingos and storks wander around the wetlands, just like otters, hyenas and snakes are on the lookout for
The Dougga ruins (Tunisia)
The Dougga ruins are considered to be among the most spectacular and best preserved Roman ruins in all of Tunisia. If you want to really get something out of your visit to the ruins, we recommend that you hire a guide to show you all of the city's treasures.
The Mediterranean town of Tabarka (Tunisia)
Tabarka is a very charming town by the Mediterranean with only 10,000 inhabitants. There are some very nice beaches close to the town, and those who like to go below the surface of the ocean will see the most beautiful corals. Golfers will enjoy the splendid golf course and its 18 holes. Considering the extent of the country's tourism it is quite a wonder that more people does not visit this place.
The Roman amphitheatre of El Jem (Tunisia)
Only two amphitheatres in all of the Roman Empire are bigger than the one built in El Jem, which seated 35,000 people who came to watch the gladiatorial combats. Raised above the modern city, the monument can be seen miles away.
The ruined town of Bulla Regia (Tunisia)
Compared to the town of Dougga 30 kilometres South, this ruin does not seem like much, but do not be fooled. You will love the place when you get there and see the basements in which they grew flowers 6 metres down. Furthermore, the town has a beautiful selection of very well kept mosaics.
The Sbeitla ruins (Tunisia)
If you get up early in the morning, you can watch the orange colours change in the ruins of this Roman town and temple area.
The village of Haddéj (Tunisia)
Three kilometres from Matmata you will find the village of Haddéj, which is a bit more authentic. There are neither restaurants nor electricity here, which puts a limit to the number of visitors, and this makes the locals very interested in and friendly towards strangers. The village offers no accommodation.
The village of Matmata (Tunisia)
The village is an attraction in itself, as nothing else is there. But this is more than enough.

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• Bizerte
• Gabès
• Kairouan
• Monastir
• Susah
• Tunis
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